Beginning October 10th, the Exchange Club of Beaufort presents its 22nd annual Ghost Tours of Beaufort, S.C. Proceeds from this entertaining and educational event will benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort, an organization that offers outreach programs focused on child abuse prevention and intervention.
Ghost tours will be available as a 45-minute carriage ride or a 60-minute walk through Beaufort’s historic district. During the tour, costumed storytellers will reveal ghost stories passed down for generations.
Legendary ghosts of Beaufort include Gauche, the Huguenot dwarf rumored to roam “The Castle” at 411 Craven Street, and said to be one of America’s oldest ghosts. Other ghosts include the Land’s End Light, the ghostly lovers of Fripp Island Beach, Blackbeard, and the unknown spirits living in The Point area of downtown Beaufort.
Carriage tours take place October 10-11, October 17-19, October 24-26 and October 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tours leave every 20 minutes from the parking lot at 1006 Bay St. The cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child, ages 3 to 11.
Walking tours take place October 17-18, October 24-25 and October 30 beginning at 6:50 p.m. They leave every 20 minutes from 611 Bay St. The cost is $12 per person for all ages.
Reservations are strongly recommended and can by made by calling 843-52-GHOST (843-524-4678). Reservations can be made at the Beaufort Visitors Center. MasterCard®, Visa, AMEX and personal checks are accepted.
To learn more, visit www.BeaufortSC.org.
About the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the city of Beaufort, the second oldest city in South Carolina. Founded by the British in 1711, the city has a rich history that dates back centuries with ties to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Beaufort is made up of Port Royal Island and its surrounding area within the Lowcountry. The city generates approximately two million visitors annually, and is regarded as one of the most diverse communities because of its historic character and prominent architecture. It is home to one of the largest population of Gullahs, a culture known for preserving its African linguistic and cultural heritage more than any other African-American community within the United States. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot for the Eastern Seaboard can also be found in Beaufort, in addition to the Marine Corps Air Station and Naval Hospital.
The Beaufort Visitors Center is located at 713 Craven Street in downtown Beaufort.
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