Historical Landmarks

1. Historical Landmarks

With a rich history spanning over 500 years, the Beaufort area has no shortage of outstanding landmarks to visit and feed your inner, adventurous child. The conglomeration of  Spanish, English, French, and Native American people - all battling over this prime spot of American soil - has spawned endless, wild stories of victory, defeat, romance, fortune, perseverance, disappointment and triumph. For those visitors who have a passion for history or locals who want to play tourist in their own town for a weekend, get out and see the sites! Walking, buggy or bus tours are all available. Pick up your maps and learn pertinent information at the Visitors Center. Centrally located downtown at the historic armory and built in 1798, the Visitor’s Center is a great place to kick start your blast into the past!

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The Big List!

Here's what others enjoy

B.L. says:

"We love to go crabbing or either to buy some blue craabs"

Meta Mercer says:

"Water sports, boating, carriage rides, shopping, touring old homes, antiquing, eating, visiting historic sites, sunbathing"

Sandra Loving says:


Shelly Clemmer says:

"Relaxing Fishing Kayaking"

Cynthia Stansberry says:

"I would love to share this list with my clients planning to visit the Hilton Head/Beaufort area this August."

Faye says:

"Things to do with small children "

Gary says:

"Adventure,walk the beach and see historic sites"

jan dean says:

"We love the outdoors, swimming, fishing, hunting. We would like to see some of South Carolina mountains, monuments, some history of South Carolina. We have one daughter that just loves to shop the thrifty shops. Love the opportunity to see South Carolina finest. Thank you. "

candy lafreniere says:

"Fishing, Sightseeing"

Marti says:

"Beautiful city "

Jim Broden says:

"Fort Fremont"

Suzann Whiteley says:

"Dancing in the Waterfront Pavilion, carriage rides through the beautiful streets, visiting the lovely Bookstore on main street, enjoying a afternoon sitting on the swings on the waterfront, I would love to come to your Tour of Homes sometime. and Dream about the way live was there years ago!!!"

Lisa Haigler says:


William Wester says:

"Interested in Fishing and the local Resturants."