Beaufort Historic Site Visitor Center and Museum

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Beaufort Historic Site Visitor Center and Museum

Beaufort Historic Site Visitor Center and Museum
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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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ChrisABeaune
Chapel Hill, NC395 contributions
Start Here
Jun 2021
This is an outstanding visitor center: extremely knowledgeable staff and volunteers, maps, and souvenirs. The best thing is to take a historic tour on their double-decker bus, for orientation and interesting Beaufort history. Kudos to the team!
Written July 12, 2021
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omagin
Downey, CA68 contributions
Did Blackbeard Really Kill His Fourteenth Wife?
May 2021
Take the double decker bus around Beaufort to find out!
Our docent was a Beaufort lover. He knew the history, the architecture, the people. A great trip into the heart of Beaufort.
Written June 2, 2021
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bewitched32
Amityville, NY207 contributions
Quaint old town
May 2021
I loved the artwork in the small museum. The house itself was so interesting with the curved behind the wall staircase. The waved glass windows and wide molding takes you back in time. I did buy a local artists bird figure. So well done. The gift shop had some unique hand made dish towels that I couldn't resist. I appreciate local artisans.
Written May 17, 2021
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Gryfudd
North Carolina Mountains, NC845 contributions
Volunteers do it all - tours, gardening, building restoration, keeping history alive!
May 2021
When rain and the gas shortage kept us from fulfilling all our plans for our mini-vacation to Beaufort (we had really wanted to spend the day at Cape Lookout), the Historic Center was a rewarding substitute. The grounds are a peaceful oasis in the heart of busy and touristy Beaufort and lets you relax on a grassy lawn beneath live oak trees or explore 3 tiny hidden gardens. We opted for the combined tour of the buildings and the bus tour at $18 each. The guide on the bus was great - thanks Doug for your funny stories!- and the 3 homes and 2 buildings we were shown were outstanding - why don't more people do this - we were the only 2 people on the tour of the buildings. The Apothecary Shop was especially interesting with its hundreds and hundreds of medicines and remedies and physician instruments. We didn't find that many shops in Beaufort that carried the kind of things we were interested in (they mostly sell clothes) but the Historic Site made up for the lack of a variety of shopping on the waterfront.
Written May 14, 2021
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Bob J
Southport, NC888 contributions
Great staff
Apr 2021
Small museum with some nice displays on the history of Beaufort. Also acts as a visitor center with info on local business. In addition, they have a cute gift shop with a variety of items. Well worth the stop.
Written April 20, 2021
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Jmits1
Raleigh, NC401 contributions
Friendly Ladies who Want to Educate and Inspire You
Mar 2021
It was a cold, March day when we dropped in at the visitor center our second day in Beaufort. The two ladies there were so enthusiastic and friendly. They shared a good deal of information with us and we enjoyed the museum and art studio outback.
Written April 12, 2021
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Paul H
9 contributions
Very helpful
Sep 2020
We stopped here to get some information to help us enjoy our rainy day. We got the information we needed from them and had a great day in spite of the rain
Written October 6, 2020
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D. C. Cason
9 contributions
Historic Beaufort Tour
Aug 2019
Took this tour which included three houses and also the old courthouse , jail, apothecary and gardens. The guide we had was wonderful!! She knew so much about the history of all the buildings and the life styles of the people who lived there. There is also a great gift shop with locally mad items. There is a lot to see here for the very reasonable price.
Written August 23, 2019
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Don B
Hedgesville, WV465 contributions
Very helpful
Jun 2019
Everyone should make time to stop in for talk and information. Very helpful. The information received was appreciated.
Written June 22, 2019
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Daryl W
5 contributions
Beaufort Historic Site on Yerner Street
Jun 2019 • Friends
If you love history or want to know the origins of Beaufort, NC’s third oldest town, this is a must visit.

You’ll see authentic, restored, old buildings with artifacts, carefully decorated to reproduce the early days of this coastal town, when it was a fishing, boatbuilding and whaling centers.

Well-informed guides and docents have fascinating information to share. Ask questions!
Written June 4, 2019
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