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Beaufort Historic Site Visitor Center and Museum

150 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2139
+1 252-728-5225
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A must when in Beufort

This is a history lovers delight! Pay for the extended and intimate tour and learn more than school... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Lawrence A H
Raleigh, United States
Very helpful staff

The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge. The double... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
Grifton, North Carolina
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North Carolina's third oldest town, Beaufort lies on the coast bordering the southern tip of the Outer Banks. Originally a fishing village and port of safety dating from the late 1600's, Beaufort has been visited by patriots, privateers, merchants, and skilled craftsmen who built Bahamian and West Indian style homes and public buildings. On the Beaufort Historic Site, you can take advantage of the six professionally restored buildings, tour the Old Burying Grounds, and take a tour aboard a vintage English Double Decker Bus. Beaufort, NC truly is where history meets the sea.
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150 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2139
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is a history lovers delight! Pay for the extended and intimate tour and learn more than school ever taught you on early pioneering history, especially in the Beaufort area. Learn of Josiah Bell -- Son of the South and Confederate spy, or Samuel Leffers...More

1  Thank Lawrence A H
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge. The double decker city tour was particularly interesting and narrated with enthusiasm and humor. Highly recommend

Thank MissBonnie310
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Learn about NC third oldest town and see great restored buildings and meet many helpful volunteers. great art gallery.

Thank Joseph J
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour around town with docent Paula. She knows it all!! Very informative and fun. Lasts around one hour only $10.00. Great starting point to learn about the town.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Visiting the museum and enjoying a docent led tour of the historic houses and buildings on the site provided the perfect orientation of the town's history before setting out yo explore on foot. Our docent Molly Was extremely knowledgeable and humorous and she made the...More

Thank DesertLovr
Reviewed 4 April 2016

As a frequent visitor of historic sites, this was the best I have ever been to! The bus tour around town was great and we also toured the historic village. You get to choose 3/4 of the places to see. We saw the jail, the...More

Thank pkc789
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Very nice welcoming committee. We stopped here first and got very good information on the sites and restaurants. The ladies gave us specific info on recent activities and events. The house tour of the square was well worth the price. Our docent was very knowledgeable...More

Thank warren r
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We visited this small town and absolutely love it. We spans few hours walking around and visiting coffee shops and board walk. Here is the picture from this plays. Sunset.

Thank olegdc
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We've lived in the area the past 3 years and finally stopped in. We weren't able to go in to the buildings that day but the volunteers were great. They answered all our questions and recommended other sites in the area. They sell plants they...More

Thank Calirose757
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Even if you didn't like history I can't imagine not enjoying it here. The different buildings are well maintained & cover different periods & uses, from a 1700's schoolmaster's home, the old wooden courthouse, a upper middle class person's 1825 home, the old jail, an...More

1  Thank BeaufortJane
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Amy B
what is the fee per person?
29 July 2015|
Response from SharonB2 | Reviewed this property |
It's free! The visitor center has some things to purchase should you want them. The staff inside is very helpful!