This weekend, catch a glimpse of several of the private historic homes, gardens and plantations of beautiful Beaufort. Between October 23-25th, the 2015 Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens will get you access to over 300 years of unique Beaufort architecture not generally open to the public. Choose from three different available tours during the festival and explore different aspects of these historic homes, gardens and plantations.
The Walking Tour – Friday October 23rd
Tour the private homes in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District featuring over 200 years of architectural history. The tour includes the Elizabeth Hext House, circa 1805, where best-selling author Pat Conroy began his writing career, as well as the Verdier House.
The Ramble Around Beaufort Tour – Saturday October 24th
From the city to the countryside, view the different homes, gardens and plantations from modest to magnificent. From the William Wigg Barnwell House (circa1816) on the Point to White Hall Plantation in the ACE basin and the ruins of Prince Williams Parish at Sheldon, you will be able to tour the different grounds and ruins that are so iconic to the Lowcountry. Please note that transportation via automobile is required to view the countryside sites.
The Kitchens & Cuisine Tour – Sunday, October 25th
For all you kitchen lovers out there, this tour focuses on five historic homes located in downtown Beaufort, Pigeon Point and Lady’s Island. Five different local chefs will prepare Lowcountry specialty dishes for guests’ enjoyment at each location. Automobile transportation to each home is also required with this tour.
Tickets for each tour are $50 each and are limited so purchase yours in advance today by visiting the Historic Beaufort Foundation’s website, calling (843) 279-3331. Payment must be made at the time of reservation. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (843) 379-3311.