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Beaufort Historic Site Visitor Center and Museum

150 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2139
+1 252-728-5225
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Beaufort History

I have been to Beaufort quite a few times but had never been here until last month. Several months... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dunn, North Carolina
via mobile
Fabulous Step Back in Time

The visitors center is staffed by some of the most friendly and helpful folks I've ever met. Each... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David O
Frenchtown, New Jersey
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North Carolina's third oldest town, Beaufort lies on the coast bordering the southern tip of the Outer Banks. Originally a fishing village and port of safety dating from the late 1600's, Beaufort has been visited by patriots, privateers, merchants, and skilled craftsmen who built Bahamian and West Indian style homes and public buildings. On the Beaufort Historic Site, you can take advantage of the six professionally restored buildings, tour the Old Burying Grounds, and take a tour aboard a vintage English Double Decker Bus. Beaufort, NC truly is where history meets the sea.
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150 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2139
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to Beaufort quite a few times but had never been here until last month. Several months ago, I came across the site on Facebook and wanted to visit on our next trip to Beaufort. There is a small welcome center from which...More

Thank bdmeadows
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visitors center is staffed by some of the most friendly and helpful folks I've ever met. Each house tour can be custom designed to your interests. The historic society is blessed with many donations of local artifacts. The apothecary is full of hundreds of...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour included a small house from 1700's and another larger house from mid-1800's, a courthouse, a jail and an apothecary shop. the guides were very informative and included much of the local history.

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

I visited during old homes weekend. This is when many of the older homes in the town are opened by the owners for tours. Some of the people dress in period clothes and all have intresting things to say about their homes and area. Now...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed December 15, 2016

We enjoyed our visit and found out lots of information about local history - staff were helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Sofisticat
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Place is small but staff is very informative. Wife and I visited and then went to cemetery which is very close by. Would recommend as part of the trip.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Great photo ops from the moment you enter the downtown Beaufort area. Visitor center staff was very helpful and engaging. Helped me make the most of short time that I had. Great walking tour for those of us who don't want to go on a...More

Thank MissyPA71
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had decided to visit Beaufort on a recent trip to the NC coast and we are very glad we did! Our original plan was to rent bicycles. However, when we were unable to locate the rental business we thought a visit...More

Thank fansofrainforest
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Very helpful in getting attraction recommendations and orienting to the small town. Informed us on the free parking areas as well! make sure to get a copy of the old burial ground guide from them. A small gift store is on site as well.

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed September 9, 2016

The visitor center itself is OK - not in itself worth the trip - but its the setting, with historical structures and the nearby burying grounds is worthwhile. A stroll along the waterfront, lots of craft shops, a couple of good restaurants all add up...More

Thank BenjyP1234
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Amy B
what is the fee per person?
July 29, 2015|
Response from SharonB2 | Reviewed this property |
It's free! The visitor center has some things to purchase should you want them. The staff inside is very helpful!