National Cemetery

8. National Cemetery

If you’ve never paid homage to those fallen for our freedom, then you must go by the National Cemetery. The ironically beautiful 33-acre site is the resting place for both Confederate and Union soldiers that died during the Civil War. It was originally established during the northern occupation of Beaufort for men who passed away in Union hospitals. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln’s National Cemetery Act transformed it into a National Cemetery, and, in 1997 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to Civil War soldiers, the cemetery is also the resting place of many Medal of Honor recipients and other fallen soldiers from every conflict the United States has ever been involved in. Open from 8 a.m. to sunset seven days a week, visitors can drive through the entrance to view the monuments and memorials from Boundary Street.

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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:

"Beach"

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:

"Fishing"

William Wester says:

"Interested in Fishing and the local Resturants."