This October, the Exchange Club of Beaufort’s annual ghost tours reach a 20-year milestone of retelling haunted stories about the historic town. Ghost tours begin on October 12 and all proceeds will go toward the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort, a nonprofit organization that offers community and school-based education outreach programs focused on child abuse prevention and intervention.

Ghost tours will be available as either a 45-minute carriage ride or a 60-minute walk through Beaufort’s historic district while costumed storytellers reveal ghost stories passed down for generations.

Legendary ghosts of Beaufort include Gauche, the Huguenot dwarf now rumored to roam “The Castle” at 411 Craven St. Gauche is said to be one of America’s oldest ghosts. Other ghosts include the Land’s End Light, the ghostly lovers of Fripp Island Beach, William Baynard, and the unknown spirits living in Wigg-Barnwell House and Frogmore Manor.

Carriage tours will be available on October 12-13, 19-21 and 26-28 from 6:30 to 8 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 will be available on October 19-20 and 26-27, and begin at 6:50 p.m. They leave every 20 minutes from Cannon Park, across the street from 611 Bay St.

To make reservations, individuals should call (843) 52-GHOST (843) 524-4678. MasterCard, Visa and personal checks are accepted.

To learn more about the Beaufort Ghost Tours, visit 

For additional information about  the nonprofit CAPA, visit

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