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The Point

Beaufort, SC
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Beaufort
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
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Madison, Wisconsin
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Point is a lovely place for a peaceful walk. The neighborhood is simultaneously full of history and very much alive and in the present. It is wonderful to see homes so well cared for and loved. If you like architecture, or just the aesthetics of old stately homes and live oaks with Spanish moss, you will love it. You... More

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arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Point is laden with gorgeous, stately old mansions built to show prosperity, as well as small cottages and even a couple of (sigh!) ranch style modern houses. For gawking and dreaming, it is a great walk and to mix with a few locals who also are walking or jogging, it can't be beat, since everyone greets or chats! Each... More

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New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great place for a stroll while visiting Beaufort. If you miss this neighborhood you will miss a lot. The historical residences are fantastic to see. Enjoy!

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Orlando, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Beautiful homes in this area. It's easy to walk around and find your way through this area. It's well worth the walk. Driving though cause you to miss some of the homes, so try walking. You'll see more and enjoy the slow pace of the area.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Antebellum construction, Beaufort-T construction, massive live oaks, resurrection ferns, tidal ponds, children playing on porches or in open green spaces, lawn bowling or community Thanksgiving dinners...you can find it all in The Point in Beaufort's Historic District!

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Chicago
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899 reviews 899 reviews
146 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife and I spent four days in beautiful and quiet Beaufort. This area is so full of history. Beaufort was occupied by Union forces following the Battle of Port Royal. Chartered in 1711, it is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston. The city is renowned for its scenic location and for maintaining a historic character by preservation... More

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Collierville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

What a gorgeous, peaceful place! We were a bit short on time and it was sprinkling rain so we took a carriage ride to get an overview of the area. Our guide was very informative and entertaining. Fortunately we had time (and sun) another day to go back on foot for closer looks, but if you don't, the carriage ride... More

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Newnan GA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Spent a morning walking around this peaceful, spanish moss draped neighborhood of historic homes, including the home in the film "The Big Chill". Most have been restored and are in great condition.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

When my husband and I 1st moved to the area we stumbled across these huge historical mansions with dramatic oaks extending their long crooked arms above us, draped with delicate Spanish moss as we strolled down the quiet streets... we thought we were in a southern fairy tale set back in time! What an amazing area, The Point... Definitely excited... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The neighborhood of lovely old houses is extensive, well worth a visit. Suggest a carriage ride with guide, in addition to a long walk.

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