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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 van tour!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a very informative van tour with Jacob. His knowledge & love of Beaufort's history were very evident. He showed us many interesting homes - could have spent much longer with him.

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Sanford, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We arrived in town for one night to see the boat parade and only had a few hours to spare. When I called, the "Whispers From the Grave" tour was not available, but the person took my number, and then called me back after arranging a tour for us. It was great fun. We've been on the walking ghost tours... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are interested in history and the civil war period to present you will have to take this tour. It was about a 3 hour walking tour which was easy on the legs, ending with a visit and free treat at the Chocolate Factory. Our tour guide was very informed on the history and added lots of little asides.... More 

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Woodbine, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We booked this tour online thru Zervis. When we arrived at the designated meeting place, there was no one there to greet us. After a phone call and inquiry at a store desk we learned that our tour was not scheduled at The Spirit of Old Beaufort. That was reasonably quickly resolved and the owner, Evelene, took us on the... More 

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