Beaufort History Museum

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Beaufort History Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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To relive the area's rich history, start with a visit to Beaufort History Museum at the historic Arsenal (1798) in downtown Beaufort! One of our knowledgeable docents will guide you through 450 years of Beaufort's past, recounting stories about this place that shaped America. (During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking recommended precautionary measures to keep our visitors and docents safe.)
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1-2 hours
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Wendy W
1 contribution
A must see for locals and visitors
Sep 2021
I highly recommend a tour of the Beaufort History Museum. Our docent, Tom Kelly, was very knowledgeable and walked us through 500 years of Beaufort history. As a long-time resident I found Tom's descriptions interesting and enlightening. My out-of-town neighbors who travel extensively remarked that Tom was one of the best docents they have heard.
Written September 15, 2021
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Vanessa W
Cary, NC315 contributions
worth the trip
Aug 2021
went inside here for about an hour very informative about the history of this area which dates back to the 1600s. children would enjoy this as well.
Written August 19, 2021
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Dr.Fun
43 contributions
Interesting old building with tons of photos
Jun 2021
Lots of military history, nice staff, cool art, interesting architecture right in the center of downtown.
Written June 27, 2021
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eternal_skeptic
Winston Salem, NC47 contributions
Interesting, but not extensive
Mar 2021
This is a small museum, attached to the Visitor's Center. It has a number of exhibits about the history of Beaufort, but does not go into a lot of detail. The docent, who was there on the day of our visit, was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written April 8, 2021
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8ric
Tampa, FL1,093 contributions
Visitor Center Located Here - Great Museum on the History of Beaufort
Mar 2021
Should be your first stop in visiting Beaufort. There is a plenty of information of the history of Beaufort and the significance on the town in the early days of Charleston and the founding of our country.

They have a visitor center that will make the most use of your time and I highly recommended stopped in and getting a lay of the land and taking one of their complimentary maps.

TIP: you have to pay for parking if you park adjacent along the museum but check out the adjoining streets where parking is free.
Written April 2, 2021
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beachgal628
Mooresville, NC70 contributions
Great place to stop by first
Oct 2020
Nice place. Friendly staff provided us with maps and coupon books at the visitors center.. They have clean restrooms.
Written October 17, 2020
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bwal2n
Chapin, SC11 contributions
Not large, but neat and airy with great staff
Jul 2020
Very attractive and informative displays. Gary gave us a private tour (it's not terribly crowded) and we squeezed in two and a half hours of visits around a carriage tour. The front desk/gift shop managers were all friendly and helpful.
Written July 4, 2020
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Thank you for coming, bwal2n. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written July 5, 2020
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Annie O
Smithfield, Virginia, United States153 contributions
Preserved history
Mar 2020
This building has been preserved with a downstairs gift shop and courtyard/ The second floor has artifacts. It is across from the new Reconstruction National Park.
Written March 14, 2020
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LittlePaint
Urbandale, IA645 contributions
Visitor center review
Mar 2020 • Couples
We did not go to the museum, but we did spend time in the visitor center with Jennifer. She was awesome telling us about places in Beaufort and the Sea Islands that we might want to visit complete with excellent directions.

I'd called earlier to ask for suggestions for a place to park my camper, Jennifer told me right away about a free (!) parking lot that would easily accommodate my motor coach.

Excellent resource!
Written March 12, 2020
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Lori B
7 contributions
Far exceeded expectations
Jan 2020 • Couples
The museum is small and we first walked in I was disappointed by its size. A docent had just started a “tour” so we joined in. He was fantastic and really brought the history of the area to life and well beyond what was displayed. He made the experience.
Written February 1, 2020
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