We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

History and Movie Tour of Beaufort by Van

Select Date and Travelers
2 travelers
    What to Expect
    Choose the best time to discover the historic district of Beaufort. Then, meet your professional and friendly guide at the Beaufort Downtown Marina Store, located at 1006 Bay Street. Find a seat in the comfortable and air conditioned van and head into the streets of this charming town to begin your 1-hour tour. 

    Listen to your guide narrate the 300 years of history, from the exploration of the Spanish, the French, and the English, to the Civil War, and to the Hollywood movies filmed in the town. As you drive down the streets, go past gorgeous antebellum homes and plantations. Then, see sites where iconic stars stayed while filming movies.

    Continue your tour by seeing The Gump Medical Center, which was funded by Forrest's profit from the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Go to The National Cemetery, where The Great Santini was buried, and the bridge Forrest Gump went over on his cross-country run. 

    Enjoy the incredible history, Hollywood charm, and friendly atmosphere of Beaufort on this 1-hour tour by van.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1006 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Gratuities
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Reviews (25)
    Filter reviews
    24 results
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Traveler rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews parking lot robert smalls great tour pat conroy highly recommend this tour our tour guide relatives appreciation facts journey heat past beaufort town
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 24 reviews
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Took my mom to Beaufort for the day and booked this tour online. We have been to Beaufort previously and taken a different tour in the past but this one was way more informative and interesting. I am the type that gets restless and uncomfortable...More

    Thank coconutcrazy
    BillBeaufortSC, Owner at Beaufort Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you so much for your kind review. Beaufort has so much incredible history, plus so many iconic movies filmed here, that it is easy to be passionate about this beautiful town.

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Comfortable tour. Lots of interesting information about local history and of 5-6 movies The host was very informative and had video to illustrate some of the movie locations. Enjoyable hour tour.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank rehop
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our guide was very knowledgeable & full of interesting facts. The van was clean and cool on a very hot day.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Elizwcare
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Bar none, this was the best value for the dollar for any tour I've ever taken. Our tour guide, Janet, led us on a journey through Beaufort history that included Robert Smalls and Harriet Tubman and sprinkled movie sites and trivia along our path. If...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank TravelBeesKnees
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I knew Beaufort had an interesting history, but I didn't realize how many movies it's been the setting for. Now that I've taken this fun and fascinating tour, I'm more knowledgeable about both. Want to know the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery? Take...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank BeenThereDoneThatToo
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    Joyce K
    April 25, 2018|
    Response from larryrneal2016 | Reviewed this property |
    I would contact the tour company by phone and ask them.
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: