24. Pat Conroy Literary Center
The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center is South Carolina’s first affiliate of the American Writers Museum, second American Library Association Literary Landmark, and a top-ranked attraction in Beaufort, South Carolina. Through its interpretive center, year-round educational programs, and annual literary festival, the Conroy Center preserves and continues the literary legacy of Pat Conroy (1945–2016) as a teacher, mentor, advocate, and friend to readers and writers alike. The Conroy Center is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 4:00 p.m., at 905 Port Republic Street in historic downtown Beaufort. To learn more, please visit www.patconroyliterarycenter.org.