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Address: 1006 Bay St, Downtown Marina, Beaufort, SC 29902-5570
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Beautiful town with a TERRIFIC guide!

We took the history and movie tour with guide Kelly McGowan. From the moment we began, Kelly captured our interest with her enthusiastic and fascinating account of her town (she... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Karen R
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Cameron Park, California
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Cameron Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We took the history and movie tour with guide Kelly McGowan. From the moment we began, Kelly captured our interest with her enthusiastic and fascinating account of her town (she is a native of Beaufort) and its rich history. Her mix of factual history and interesting anecdotes kept my attention the entire time. If you want a tour you will... More 

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Cuba City, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Our tour with Beaufort tours was the BEST I have ever taken. The reason for this was Kelly. her knowledge of the area and willingness to make Beaufort come to life were exceptional. We asked for her as a guide and were so lucky to get her. We all rated her as the highlight of our trip to the South.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Most interesting guide we have experienced So much knowledge and superb intelligence on how to convey!

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Okatie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My Aunts come to visit me once a year and we are always looking for new tours to take. Kelly McGowan's van tour came highly recommended. We scheduled our tour and found ourselves taken back in time by Kelly's amazing story telling. The narrative she provided was both informative and entertaining. When we returned to the Marina to get our... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have taken the downtown tour multiple times with Kelly as my guide. Whenever we have family or friends visit from out of town, we make sure to put a tour on the top on our "to-do" list! Born and raised in Beaufort, Kelly has both the knowledge and personal life stories which makes each of the tours both fun... More 

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Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very disappointed in the low country tour with Kelly. I am sure she has great knowledge of the history of the area, but she sure didn't, share it. The entire 3 hours were spent talking about Kelly. She took a side trip to he "daddy's" house. We spent a side bar to purchase eggs from a friend of hers. These... More 

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Thank luckybonmar
Greenville, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Not much info about Beaufort for the $20 van ride. Go to the Beaufort History Museum For $5 ...more history and no stop/start van ride.

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BillBeaufortSC, Owner at Beaufort Tours, responded to this review

This tour is power-packed with history! The 300+ year history of the city of Beaufort, the 1566 settlement by Pedro Menendez of Spain that was the original capital of Sapnish Florida (right here in Beaufort!), the history of Beaufort before (Secession), during (Union hospital town), and after (Reconstruciton, Robert Smalls, the phosphate industry that flourished until the Hurricane of 1893)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It started off bad as the tour director Kelley never received the reservation and therefore didn't show up for our 11am tour. We had to wait until 12:30 which completely changed our plans. The tour itself at 12:30 was interested. Kelly is a good tour guide. She's very enthusiastic and really knows her stuff about Beaufort.

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Thank Donna S
Saint Peterburg, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Our guide, Kelly was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Her pleasant charm was both informing and enlightening. The inherent charm of Beaufort is one of the hidden treasures of our Nation's history.

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Thank rwhite20
Beaufort, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Kelly is a tremendous tour guide. She is very knowledgeable about Beaufort--both historically and currently with the movie industry in town. I've been on several tours in town--she is hands down the most interesting and informed

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