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Janet's Walking History Tour

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You are about to take a fascinating walk back in time ! Join Janet Matlock for a 2 hour Walking Tour through the National Historic District of Beaufort, a stroll amidst some of the finest antebellum homes in America.
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Downtown Marina, 1006 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29901
+1 843-226-4412
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Janet is fabulous! My husband and I are in Beaufort for the very first time and chose Janet to introduce us to the town. We had a tour with two other couples which felt very private. Janet is so enthusiastic and well informed. We learned...More

Thank Excursion826037
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned so much on Janet’s tour. Her enthusiasm and knowledge are amazing. It was a beautiful day for us, overcast and not too hot. You walk a lot so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. She was prepared with bug spray as the gnats...More

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Janet is terrific. Such a great sense of humor and has spent time researching the history. Thank you janet for a lovely stroll around beautiful Beaufort.

Thank Juliana1962
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Janet was awesome! We were the only two on the tour and Janet made it a special experience. The history, pop culture, and current vibe of Beaufort were well woven in during the tour. We highly recommend taking this walking tour with Janet if you...More

Thank EA C
Reviewed October 5, 2018

If you want a personable tour then choose this one. She is a hoot! Thanks for taking such good care of us Janet, my sister and I enjoyed the laughs! Beaufort is a lovely town and you know its history. Highly recommend.

Thank KalisaB
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We loved seeing Beaufort with Janet. She was the best tour guide that we had on the East Coast. She is so well liked and known that as we visited an old hotel, we got warm cookies that just came out of the oven. She...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Janet is a real teacher who enjoys showing her guests all the history she can! We saw movie locations, mansions and learning so much about the history of Beaufort. She went to great lengths to tell us about Robert Small, a slave who rose to...More

Thank sgt_33
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Janet is an awesome tour guide. She knows sooooo much history and information around Beaufort I(not to mention she seems to know everyone there!) I have no idea how she remembers all of it. And what an awesome person she is, too! I love her...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Janet is a super guide. Very entertaining and knowledgeable. Beaufort is a walkable town and has such charm.

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Our group of six spent an amazing morning learning and walking through historic Beaufort. Janet makes the experience of visiting Beaufort one you won’t forget. This is a must if you want to see the historic homes and understand who has lived and died there....More

Thank Chester M
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April 3, 2017|
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Response from Wendy C | Reviewed this property |
Janet will arrange private tours if you have ten or so people. Sorry for the late response!
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February 5, 2017|
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Response from sgtspoon56 | Reviewed this property |
Janet will meet you at Beaufort Bay waterfront, very easy walking tour. Extremely informative and entertaining. Reasonable cost, for 2.5 hours of tour with some treats included !
January 20, 2016|
Response from Marsudu | Reviewed this property |
$25 for the history tour, according to her website and my memory. Janet also suggested a breakfast place beforehand, A bit expensive, but a lovely start to an enjoyable day.