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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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This tour was absolutely great. Having gone on the Old Savannah Tour, we were a bit leary, but decided to take the Old Beaufort Tour. Jacob was our tour guide and there were 6 of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This tour was absolutely great. Having gone on the Old Savannah Tour, we were a bit leary, but decided to take the Old Beaufort Tour. Jacob was our tour guide and there were 6 of us in an air conditioned van. He made our tour so interesting and even sang a couple of songs along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Atlantis, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a limited time in Beaufort on a very hot afternoon. It was too hot for either the walking or the carriage tours to run, but the Spirit of Old Blufton van tour was available. The guide makes this kind of tour, and ours was a charming young woman who knew the history of the town and several times... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent air-conditioned van tour of historic downtown Beaufort. Very knowledgeable tour guide, Jacob, made it fun and interesting.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Enjoyed a great little walking tour of Beaufort! The guide was truly pleasant and shared some great insight to the small town. Each and every question was answered and never felt rushed.

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Northern NJ
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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was our first trip to South Carolina and we wanted to make the most of our time there. We had just departed from Charleston and were looking forward towards touring Beaufort. After scouting the area in the vicinity of our B & B, we then booked a guided (motorized) tour of Beaufort with The Spirit of Old Beaufort tour... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We happened to be the only two people on Evelene’s Island and Gullah tour in early June, so we didn’t miss a word of her wonderful narrative. The highlight was her moving story of the Port Royal Experiment during the Civil War, when Beaufort “became a northern city.” We stopped in the cemetery and learned about Gullah burial customs. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My mother and I wanted to take a Gullah tour. There are few places in town that offer them and we actually called the other place first. They were booked and thank goodness they were!!!!! We took the Gullah and low country tour with Evalene and it was amazing!!! Twenty year doing tours in Beaufort and ten doing this tour... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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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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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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