This October, the annual Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens returns to Beaufort, S.C., to offer visitors a rare opportunity to explore private historic homes, gardens and plantations that are not generally open to the public. The festival, which will run from October 25 until October 27, celebrates more than 300 years of unique Beaufort architecture.
Three tours will be available to individuals during the festival, including the Walking Tour, the Ramble Around Beaufort, and the Kitchens & Cuisine Tour.
Tickets for the tours are currently available for purchase for $45 each and tickets are limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. To order tickets, call (843) 379-3331, visit www.historicbeaufort.org or mail order at P.O. Box 11, Beaufort, S.C. 29901. All sales are final. Tours will proceed rain or shine.
Collectively, the self-guided tours allow individuals to witness three centuries of architecture and are the primary fundraiser for the Historic Beaufort Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving sites of historic or architectural significance in Beaufort County.
Sponsors of the 2013 Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens include: BB&T, Publix Super Market Charities, Lowcountry Real Estate and Spring Island Realty.
Individuals interested in learning more about or in becoming a member of the foundation should visit www.historicbeaufort.org.