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Beaufort’s #1 Horse & Carriage History Tour

Beaufort’s #1 Horse & Carriage History Tour

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Enjoy South Carolina’s second oldest city from our beautiful RED horse drawn-carriages. Our certificated guides will tell you all about Beaufort's amazing History, from the Civil War to "Forrest Gump" running around town! Our tours last approximately 50-55 minutes and stroll through the HEART of Historic Beaufort S.C. You’ll see breath taking Antebellum homes, Historic Churches, movie sites and MUCH more! Sea Island Carriage Company has been Voted #1. Don’t miss out on Beaufort’s number 1 outdoor activity! Look for the RED ROCKING CHAIRS!!
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.00
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$27.00
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History and Movie Tour of Beaufort by Golf Cart

History and Movie Tour of Beaufort by Golf Cart

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Discover Beaufort’s historic district without the hassle of navigating a tour that highlights the town’s Hollywood past. In addition to telling little–known stories about the town’s 300–year history, your guide brings you to landmarks often missed by visitors, from unmarked Forrest Gump film locations to the cemetery used in The Great Santini.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Beaufort City Tour

Beaufort City Tour

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Over 24 Hollywood films have been shot in the historic town of Beaufort, South Carolina. Explore Beaufort without the hassle of navigating on a tour of the area’s highlights, from scenic film locations to historic homes. Your small group size ensures the full attention of your guide, who navigates for you and provides little–known stories about Beaufort’s past. Morning and afternoon departure times are available for your convenience.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Kazoo Factory Tour & Museum

Kazoo Factory Tour & Museum

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Kazoobie Kazoos is a small family run manufacturer based in Beaufort, SC. We love kazoos!! We make them, collect them, and love sharing this American made and invented instrument with the World. Our guides will demonstrate kazoos, nose flutes, kazobos, and an assortment of other fun instruments. After an hour at our factory you will know all there is to know about kazoos, and get to build your own! Perfect for kids of all ages.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.24
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$9.24
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Pat Conroy's Beaufort Tour by Golf Cart

Pat Conroy's Beaufort Tour by Golf Cart

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Pat Conroy fans can’t miss this tour of Pat Conroy’s Beaufort. Travel aboard an air-conditioned bus to the places where the famous author lived, prayed, and ate. Along the way, you see locations that inspired some of his most popular works, such as The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, and get a better sense of Beaufort’s rich culture.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.19
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$41.19

Beaufort Ghost Tours

Beaufort Ghost Tours

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We visit all the local Haunts. We cover local history as it pertains to the ghosts of Beaufort as well as the ghost stories. We also check for spikes in electro magnetic frequencies and attempt to catch electronic voice phenomenon.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.60
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$20.60
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Beaufort City Walking Tour

Beaufort City Walking Tour

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Take a 1.5-hour walking tour of Beaufort's National Historic Landmark District to learn about the second oldest city in South Carolina. Located on Port Royal in the South Carolina Sea Islands, Beaufort features impressive colonial and antebellum buildings, scenic landscapes, and fascinating history. Your guide is dressed in period costume, and shares commentary and 19th-century photos that bring the past to life.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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Spirit of Old Beaufort Heritage Tour

Spirit of Old Beaufort Heritage Tour

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Skip the hassle of renting a car and explore the islands near Beaufort from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach during this sightseeing tour. See the Gullah plantation house, cemetery, and church ruins, and visit the praise house, which still hosts meetings for families on the island. Learn about Gullah heritage with commentary from your guide and experience island life in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Beaufort City Guided Walking Tour

Beaufort City Guided Walking Tour

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Join us for the Historic District Walking Tour and learn about the history of Beaufort, SC! Beaufort's National Historic Landmark District, the second oldest city in South Carolina, delights its visitors with breathtakingly beautiful natural vistas and impressive architecture from the Colonial and Antebellum Eras. The town of Beaufort is located on the island of Port Royal and is called the Queen of the South Carolina Sea Islands due to its charm, natural beauty, fascinating history and richly diverse cultural heritage. On this tour we'll spend about 2 hours exploring the historic district.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.00
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$20.00
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Historic Beaufort City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Historic Beaufort City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Experience 300 years in South Carolina’s second oldest city and National Historic Landmark District of Beaufort. Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island and remains the Queen of the South Carolina Sea Islands with its charm, natural beauty, fascinating history and rich, diverse cultural heritage.Explored by the Spanish, the French and the English, Beaufort has beautiful antebellum homes, scenic views, historic churches and friendly local charm. This tour covers Beaufort’s historic district, Old Point and The Bluff and also points out several movie site locations from Forrest Gump, The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides and The Big Chill among others. We will also visit the National Cemetery. Discover an area that delights visitors with its breathtakingly beautiful natural vistas and impressive architecture from the Colonial and Antebellum Eras. This tour is sure to leave you with a desire to settle down in this yet to be discovered Low Country gem.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Spirit of Old Beaufort Heritage Bus Tour

Spirit of Old Beaufort Heritage Bus Tour

Travel back in time to explore the Gullah-Geechee heritage of South Carolina's Sea Islands in our comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. On this tour we'll visit several areas of Beaufort County and discover it's lone history and unique culture. On this 3-hour tour, get ready to soak up some history and take in the sights: Discover Lady's Island, St. Helena, Hunting Island and more. See the site of one of the country's first schools for freed slaves – a local treasure and National Historic Landmark. Marvel at the ruins of island churches and learn the stories and songs that are part of their rich history. See a historic plantation house from the comfort of our air-conditioned vehicle. Beaufort and the surrounding areas are deeply rooted in the Gullah-Geechee culture, and we're eager to share it with you on this one-of-a-kind tour!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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Your guide brings history to life during this Charleston walking tour of the city's historical downtown. See notable buildings including the Nathaniel Russell House, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, and the Old Slave Mart Museum. As you walk over the flat and easy terrain with your guide, discover the history that occurred right under your feet and around every corner from Rainbow Row to the Battery.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.25
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$27.25
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Private Charleston Walking Tour

Private Charleston Walking Tour

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Take a private tour of Charleston on this exclusive walking tour. After meeting your guide, wander through the South of Broad area to visit the Charleston highlights like Waterfront Park, the Battery, and Saint Philips Church. Stroll through historic alleyways, admire architecture and scenery, and enjoy commentary from your licensed guide. Because this is a private tour, you can customize your itinerary to suit your interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.06
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$21.06
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Half-Day Private Tour Up Ashley River Road with Lunch Box

Half-Day Private Tour Up Ashley River Road with Lunch Box

We offer transportation for Private Groups and Families to explore all that the Charleston Area has to offer. Enjoy a beautiful ride up the Spanish Moss Canopied River Road to the historic Plantations in West Ashley. Each offers a unique perspective on antebellum life and educational programs for all ages.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$425.00
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Charleston's Best History Walking Tour

Charleston's Best History Walking Tour

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See the historical sights of Charleston on a walking tour with a guide who tells you about the city's long history. You'll wander along narrow streets and alleys, passing by antebellum homes and other attractions as you listen to stories about Charleston's past 300 years.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.72
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$30.72

Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

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Without a guided walking tour, you might miss some of the eclectic history and hidden nooks and crannies around Charleston that make this city such a gem. This walking tour takes you through the French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods to top sights such as the Rainbow Row, the Old Slave Mart Museum, and the Old Exchange, all while your guide shares stories from Charleston history and lore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.80
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$21.80

French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk

French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk

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This historical overview of Charleston's French Quarter highlights the Holy City's finest points of interest. Bring a camera to capture the beauty, and enjoy a breathtaking walk through colonial and early American architecture. Your native Charleston guide will show you unique landmarks with intriguing narratives of how these structures originated. The tour includes visits through cobblestone alleys and passages to admire the spectacular historic fabric of the district. The tour also includes an easy stroll along Charleston's majestic harbor with its castle and forts that shaped much of America's maritime and military history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.00
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$22.00
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Supernatural Charleston Tour

Supernatural Charleston Tour

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Discover the spooky charms of South Carolina on this supernatural walking tour. Walk the nighttime streets of Charleston as your guides share chilling tales of public executions, exhumations, and violent episodes of the Civil and Revolutionary Wars. This 90-minute tour is led by local authors who are experts in supernatural history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour

Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour

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This one-hour tour tells the tales of Charleston's most pivotal moments and will have travelers falling in love with the unique culture and beautiful landscapes of this southern city. Your experience begins in the stable opposite Market Street, where you'll interact with horses before riding along in a custom carriage through the landmarks and attractions of this coastal town. The 16-passenger carriages are lighter and more comfortable that most, making them as enjoyable for the horses are they are for travelers!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

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Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this guided, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Private Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Private Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

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Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this private, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.13
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Hilton Head Honey Horn Admission with Guided Tour

Hilton Head Honey Horn Admission with Guided Tour

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Begin your Honey Horn experience with this guided tour around the museum's picturesque and historic grounds. Visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings,and learn about the gardens, plants,and trees on site.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00
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$12.00

Charleston History and Hops Tour: Bar and History Walk

Charleston History and Hops Tour: Bar and History Walk

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Come live the Local Life with Captain Bryan or Guide Adam Moore! This experience is for guests who enjoy sipping their way through a new city full of history. This is not a classic "sit there and shut up tour" but an opportunity to engage with a local. The licensed guide will meet guests at the initial bar establishment and receive a complimentary appetizer and the opportunity to purchase some of the areas finest beers/ mixed drinks while the guide goes over the historical roots of the city. From there guests will walk the historical alley ways and cobblestone streets of Charleston to several cultural sites included a dungeon, the original city theater, and 300 year old homes. A second bar will be the site of another sit down where the guide will relate stories specifically regarding the Prohibition era in Charleston and its affect on the populace. Towards the end of the experience guests will find themselves in a local park along the waterfront. Come live the local life!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.75
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