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Long Island Horticultural Group stopping in Beaufort for...

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Long Island Horticultural Group stopping in Beaufort for...

On our way down to Savannah from Charlseston, we will stop off in Beaufort. Are there any guided tours available?

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1. Re: Long Island Horticultural Group stopping in Beaufort for...

I haven't been there in three or four years, but we went on a horse drawn buggy tour with a very knowledgable guide. There were many other buggies going around at the same time. We got on at the Waterfront Park. I am sure that those tours are still available. Very nice. Allow yourselves a couple of hours.

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Some info in my folder on Beaufort. Hope some of it might be helpful:

Visitor's Center:Toll Free: 1 (800) 638-3525

(843) 986-5400

Chamber of Commerce

9 am - 5 pm Mon. - Fri.

(843)986-5400

Just found this little piece about the 50th Annual Spring Tour of Homes: (It would take care of lunch too if it's the right day for your group.)

March 31, 2006 - April 01, 2006

50th Annual Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

Friday night candlelight tour of historic properties including entertainment and reception. Saturday driving tour through the Lowcountry to nearby plantations and fine, unique properties. Lowcountry lunch set among centuries old live oaks on the grounds of one of the plantations.

Sponsor: Episcopal Church Women of St. Helena's Episcopal Church

Information: 843 524 0363

Here are some movies filmed in Beaufort: (I'll give some sites here since the stories are longer to type and include great pictures)

http://beaufortusa.com/Films.htm

And here is info from the National Trust on Beaufort:

nationaltrust.org/dozen_distinctive_destinat…

And some more on Beaufort:

"A visit to Beaufort isn't complete without wandering around The Point, a dozen blocks of historic residences that have taken center stage in such movies as The Big Chill and The Prince of Tides. Range on foot or with a guided walking tour such as the Spirit of Old Beaufort ($12.50 adults; [843] 525-0459). To see The Point as well as other historic landmarks by carriage, choose from Carolina Buggy Tours ($14.50 adults, $7 ages 6-12; [843] 525-1300) or Southurn Rose ($14.50 adults, $7 ages 5-12; [843] 524-2900).

"Make time to ramble about on your own, and step into the churchyard at the tabby-walled St. Helena's Episcopal, established in 1712. There, junipers, sycamores, and sculpted myrtle branches watch over graves dating to the Revolutionary War. Inside, the nautically inspired altar was carved by sailors long ago.

"One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to get out on the water is with Capt. Dik's River Tours ($60 for up to six passengers; [843] 524-4422 or [843] 812-2804). A local English teacher named Richard Goodenough pilots a canopied pontoon boat in the sound. Dolphins follow his jaunts while he explains the cycle of sea life and its dependence on tidal waters.

"Plan another day to drive over to St. Helena Island, where WhatsinStore, a fun gifts and furnishings emporium, fills a former sea island cotton exchange building. We think their selection of straw beach bags is the best we've encountered. Go across the street to Red Piano Too Art Gallery, a showroom featuring Lowcountry folk art. Then spend at least an hour at The Penn Center's York W. Bailey Museum, which is dedicated to celebrating the native Gullahs.

"Another 10 minutes farther out, the Sea Island Parkway leads you to Hunting Island State Park, which provides 4 miles of beach as well as an extensive maritime forest and marsh. The climb up the 167 steps of its 1873 lighthouse costs 50 cents, but it's worth it. This is the only historical lighthouse in South Carolina still open to the public. " (Southern LIving Magazine)