Beaufort, SC

Beaufort, SC

Beaufort is a thriving city surrounded by rivers and waterways with cool breezes and lush gardens under oak tree canopies that enchant the most seasoned visitor. Beaufort is known for its rich history and architecture, and several companies offer guided walking (or carraige) tours of the city's historic district. It is a gracious place that is true to its Southern heritage. Lazy summer days are spent casting a shrimp net, walking on an undeveloped island beach or kayaking down the river. People come for the Lowcountry seafood, tomato stands and the Sea Islands. If history is your thing and you have transportation, visit the Beaufort National Cemetery, established in 1863, and the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers and veterans from other wars. While out and about, the Pat Conroy Literary Center is dedicated to the life and work of beloved Southern author Pat Conroy, who called Beaufort home for many years.

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