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.