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“Janet's Walking Tour of Historic Beaufort”

Janet's Walking History Tour
Ranked #1 of 26 Tours in Beaufort
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Owner description: You are about to take a fascinating walk back in time ! Join Janet Matlock for a 2 hour Walking Tour through the National Historic District of Beaufort, a stroll amidst some of the finest antebellum homes in America.
Reviewed October 9, 2014

I loved this tour. If you have one day or one thing to do in Beaufort, this should be it! Janet is charming and very knowledgeable about Beaufort. Her voice is beautiful and carries almost half a block, even though she is not raising her voice at all. She is a world-class guide with an insider's knowledge of historic Beaufort. She sketches the remarkable history of Beaufort with lots of wonderful stories. We rambled through St. Helena Parish graveyard and inside the church as well. And then we sauntered through blocks and blocks of stately homes, gardens, and live oak trees, all surrounded by water. There were only 5 of us on the tour this day. Janet provided bottled water and had 3 bathroom stops along the way. Consider wearing sunscreen and a hat for this tour. Of course, bring your camera. For me, the was absolutely the best way to experience historic Beaufort. If you are in Beaufort, you must do this. The price is extremely reasonable.

Thank qualgal
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Reviewed October 6, 2014

Janet has been doing Walking History Tours of Beaufort for only a few months, but she learned the history from Jon Sharp who recently retired. Janet is very knowledgeable about the area. Equally important, she is passionate and enthusiastic about all of it. Janet speaks well and seems to know everyone in town. Our tour included the local Anglican church and its graveyard, and several bathroom stops. Janet has a lot to say, and our two hour tour took nearly 2 1/2 hours. But it was highly entertaining and never dull. I recommend it for anyone.

Thank Lynn F
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Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Janet gave us a wonderful 2.5 he walking tour. We went inside St Helena Church & walked the graveyard learning of several historical figures from the war. Quite enjoyable. She's well informed, humorous, & just the type person to give you a great walking tour! A special treat was given at The Chocolate Tree to each of our party. Highly recommend her tour!

Thank TheFreemanFamily
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Reviewed September 29, 2014

Janet was fabulous in her creative approach to customizing a tour for a person incapable of walking the 2 hours. She was so much fun and is focused on the individual needs of her customers.

Her presentation of factual historical knowledge of this unique town, which could often be a dry communication, was an entertaining dialogue of stories made fascinating by Janet.

Two thumbs up and not to be missed. Beaufort is a jewel and so is Janet.

Barbara

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Reviewed September 24, 2014

Based on the reviews on TripAdvisor I decided to call "Jon Sharp's Walking History Tour" since my husband was golfing and I had a few hours to spare. Janet called me back within a half hour and my walk was scheduled!

Despite a very hot day with 100% humidity (or so it seemed) I -- along with just 2 other guests -- had an absolutely wonderful walk! I learned a lot about his lovely town and Janet pointed out several of the local architecture and buildings and spoke about its rich history. Do not miss this tour!

Thank Mama L
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