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Address: 930 Bay Street, Look for the Red Rocking Chairs!, Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone Number: +1 843-525-0459
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Here at the Spirit of Old Beaufort our tours are lead by certified guides...

Here at the Spirit of Old Beaufort our tours are lead by certified guides dressed in period costume. Let them transport you back in time by foot or in our air conditioned vans to enjoy the history, folktales and Hollywood film sites of the Carolina Sea Islands of the Beaufort Lowcountry. Come catch the Spirit with us!

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US$20.00*
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City History and Film Site Van Tour in Beaufort SC
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Best Tour I've EVER Taken!

Evelene, our guide, was incredible. Dressed in period clothing, she took us to the Gullah country, had unlimited stories and oral accounts from the Gullah people throughput the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wanda P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Evelene, our guide, was incredible. Dressed in period clothing, she took us to the Gullah country, had unlimited stories and oral accounts from the Gullah people throughput the last century and a half. Not only does this lady know her history and how to tell a story, she also has a wonderful singing voice and entertained us with spirituals and... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to have a free day so drove to Beaufort and looked for this tour, based on the reviews. Jacob did an awesome job showing us around the city, sharing its history and even blessing us with a couple songs! Since we came in the off season, we had the tour guide to ourselves. Definitely worth the trip to... More 

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Thank Annette E
Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Fantastic evening tour with friends and family, young children too! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and knew the history of the town. We learned a lot of neat historical history of old town Beaufort. Will recommend and do it again!

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Thank bethanyhager01
Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

On a hot September day Jacob took our group of six on a walking tour of historic Beaufort, SC. The tour was a mixture of history, culture, music, and spectacular old homes. To make it even more interesting, Jacob shared historical pictures of then and now. He also spiced up the talk with song and told stories with a Gullah... More 

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Thank derbycitylady
Monroe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Of the tours offered, we selected the most expensive but longest: the Low Country Islands & Gullah Tour. We were not disappointed! Our warm and chatty guide, Jan, regaled us with intricate details of notable residents from the 1700s and forward--a veritable walking history book, but with big personality and heart. With a lovely voice, she sang (and led) our... More 

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Coatesville, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My sister and I took the Gullah van tour with Jan. She was awesome, friendly and very knowledgeable about the Gullah people. She treated us like we were family. She sings beautifully and even took us to the Chocolate Tree for a free piece of chocolate. I would highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We took the hour and a half city van tour and were educated and entertained by the engaging guide, Jacob. He shared from his vast knowledge of the area's history, narrated some amusing stories and even entertained us with song. We saw many historical buildings and also sites featured in movies. For $20, this was a great tour. We will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

As a teacher and lover of history, one of the things I wanted to do while visiting the Beaufort area was to take a Gullah history tour. We were booked into this one through our hotel, and it did not disappoint. Our guide Jan was informative and personable. We learned a lot about the area through her talks and our... More 

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Thank JerseyGirl54
Ocala, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We took this tour to get a flavor of the area and learn more about the history. Our tour driver Jacob did an incredible job showing us around. He has a true love and appreciation for both the area and the history the amazing history that's there. He was able to answer all of our questions and we truly enjoyed... More 

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Thank Philip S
Auburn KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We only had one day in Beaufort and decided to do the downtown tour. The employees at the center were very friendly and not pushy. Jan, our tour guide was amazing. Her enthusiasm and knowledge made already a great tour all the better. Wish we could of stayed longer to do the Gullah tour. Beaufort is rich with history and... More 

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