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The Spirit of Old Beaufort

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Address: 1001 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone Number: +1 843-525-0459
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Description: 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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Great Gullah History Tour

We took the Spirit of Old Beaufort Lowcountry Plantation and Gullah Tour with several friends. The tour was great and our guide, Ashley, was wonderful. We toured several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We took the Spirit of Old Beaufort Lowcountry Plantation and Gullah Tour with several friends. The tour was great and our guide, Ashley, was wonderful. We toured several important Gullah sites, including historic Penn Center and a plantation praise house. Even though 4 of us on the tour were locals, we learned so much about the local history pre and... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was one of the best tours we have ever taken anywhere. Jacob was very helpful in selecting the best tour for us. Ashley was our guide. She was wonderful. The tour takes 2 hours and we were led back through the history of Beaufort through the words and the old southern songs from Ashley. We would highly recommend them.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Evalene was our guide and she was just wonderful, we saw all of historic Beaufort, she knows every square inch of the town and has a story for each building, including the National Cemetery. We learned so much about Beaufort and were entertained along the way by Evelene's wonderful singing.

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Tucson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Jacob was an excellent guide making the entire trip fun and informative. Also, he has an excellent singing voice and the songs he sang were very entertaining. The best walking tour I have been on.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I were looking to do a tour of Beaufort, but since the weather was forecasting rain we did not want to do a walking tour. We found the Spirit of Old Beaufort, and booked a very reasonably priced van tour. Our tour guide, Jacob, was dressed in historic attire and was great. He even sang two songs... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Thanks, Jacob, for such a great tour of Historic Beaufort. You taught us so much about the city, the history of the area and the Gullah culture. Loved the family atmosphere of your business and getting to feel like we knew you and your mom. It's a tour we would do again if we ever visit Beaufort again. Be sure... More 

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Solon, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were in Beaufort for an afternoon on our way to Charleston. I had read that this tour was great and we were not disappointed. Jacob was our guide and he was wonderful. He had a great knowledge of Beaufort history and even serenaded us with 2 songs. I highly recommend this tour company and Jacob.

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Canastota, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were in Beaufort SC for an overnight visit and wanted to do a tour of the city. As it was winter, several tours that we initially checked out were not open or available. We contacted The Spirit of Old Beaufort and signed up for the Beaufort Historic Van Tour. It was FABULOUS!! Jacob was our driver and our tour... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A good, strong history tour - giving the understanding of Beaufort's part in colonial America and of course, a Southerner's favorite time period -- the Civil War. A very factual tour, with recommendations of readings to learn more.

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ny
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Loved the tour guides enthusiastic knowledgeable professional warm presentations Learned to love this area Want to come back again and again

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