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Address: Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone Number:
+1 843-525-0459
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Here at the Spirit of Old Beaufort our tours are lead by certified guides...

Here at the Spirit of Old Beaufort our tours are lead by certified guides dressed in period costume. Let them transport you back in time by foot or in our air conditioned vans to enjoy the history, folktales and Hollywood film sites of the Carolina Sea Islands of the Beaufort Lowcountry. Come catch the Spirit with us!

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US$20.00*
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City History and Film Site Van Tour in Beaufort SC
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Great tour

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our van tour of Beaufort (first visit) with Evalene. She is articulate, energetic, super-knowledgeable of the town's history, and has a fun-filled... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kcbison
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Raymore, Missouri
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Raymore, Missouri
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our van tour of Beaufort (first visit) with Evalene. She is articulate, energetic, super-knowledgeable of the town's history, and has a fun-filled sense of humor. She also has a very nice singing voice. Well worth the price and it made us want to return so we could take the Gullah tour.

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Johnstown, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walking tour of the historic district with Jacob was fabulous....he was very well-informed, musically talented and could walk backwards! We highly recommend.

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Finger Lakes, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A comfy van ride, we toured the houses in the city with our guide, Sharon. Lots of great information. We learned a lot and want to take the longer islands tour next time we visit!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have Jacob give us our tour of the Historic District. Not only was he extremely personable, but he knew a great deal about Beaufort history. The tour was packed full of interesting information, and I learned a ton. The route is easy to walk. This is an excellent way to learn some of the history of... More 

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Southern California
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous tour group. We had Jacob for first part, Sharon for the second. They were both a walking encyclopedia of history of the area. We toured a plantation and the historic downtown. We loved all the extra info only locals would have or know. This is the only way to see Beaufort. Book these guys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We just did a tour with Jacob and could not have been happier. Jacob was an exceptionally well-informed and friendly guide, and he helped bring Beaufort's history to life with a bunch of stories about the homes and families who lived there. We would definitely do a tour with him again if we were to come back, and we would... More 

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Thank Michael A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My sister and I ended our trip to Beaufort with the Pickpocket Plantation and Town tour, with Ashley as our guide. At first, we had hoped to do this tour when we first got to Beaufort but it wasn't offered until our last day there. Although we thought this wouldn't be optimum, we went ahead and booked it and, as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Evelene, our guide, was incredible. Dressed in period clothing, she took us to the Gullah country, had unlimited stories and oral accounts from the Gullah people throughput the last century and a half. Not only does this lady know her history and how to tell a story, she also has a wonderful singing voice and entertained us with spirituals and... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We happened to have a free day so drove to Beaufort and looked for this tour, based on the reviews. Jacob did an awesome job showing us around the city, sharing its history and even blessing us with a couple songs! Since we came in the off season, we had the tour guide to ourselves. Definitely worth the trip to... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Fantastic evening tour with friends and family, young children too! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and knew the history of the town. We learned a lot of neat historical history of old town Beaufort. Will recommend and do it again!

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