The Plot: The gathering of old college friends for a funeral brings out their real personalities.
The Setting: In The Big Chill, and in Beaufort, Southern hospitality shines on the screen. Eight college friends reunite, fight, and find themselves in a stately antebellum vacation home.
Visit The Real Town: Visitors can learn about historic Beaufort at the aptly named Beaufort History Museum. After all, the seeds of Civil War were planted here. Beaufort also boasts many untold stories, such as the account of the first European capital established in the New World on nearby Parris Island, which you can learn about at the Santa Elena History Center. Want to enjoy the South Carolina weather? Head to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. This multi-acre park provides a breathtaking view of the Beaufort River and the northern tip of Parris Island.
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