Popular home tour being held from Oct. 28-30

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Beaufort’s 2016 Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens will be held from Friday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 30.

Founded in 1711, Beaufort harbors a rich collection of 18th and 19th century houses.

During the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens, visitors are invited to explore Beaufort from a rare vantage point: a selection of private homes and gardens normally not open to the public.

On Friday, Oct. 28, there will be walking tours of homes in the Beaufort Historic District. An afternoon stroll is a favorite way to see Beaufort. The private homes on this perennially popular tour are located in the city’s National Historic Landmark District and represent the variety of architectural styles built in the city over the past 200 years.

The cost is $50 per person. Tours will be held from 1-4 p.m., 2-5 p.m. and 3-6 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Ramble Around Beaufort will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. The houses open on Saturday are located in the National Historic Landmark district but are different from those open Friday.  The seven properties feature a variety of architecture from a grand Beaufort-tyle house to an alternative use for a former commercial building.

The cost is $50 per person.

Kitchens & Cuisine will be held Sunday, Oct. 30. Local chefs will create regional specialties in private kitchens in houses on Cat Island, Distant Island and Lady’s Island from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. Automobile transportation is required.

Tickets are not mailed and can be picked up at the HBF office at 208 Scott St. through Thursday, Oct. 27.

Beginning Friday, Oct. 28, tickets can be picked up at The Arsenal at 713 Craven St.

Tickets can be ordered online at www.historicbeaufort.org/fall-festival or by calling 843-379-3331.