Pick the perfect day to travel back to 1861. At 10:00am, meet your professional and friendly guide at the Beaufort Downtown Marina Store, located at 1006 Bay Street. After making yourself comfortable in the air conditioned van, begin your 2-hour tour of Beaufort's Reconstruction history.
Learn about this unique period in history when Confederate states were brought back into the United States after the Civil War. Hear stories about the Battle of Port Royal, when Beaufort become Union headquarters for the South and a Union hospital zone. Go to St. Helena Island, which is home to the Penn Center, a National Historical Landmark.
Continue your tour at the Sea Islands, where an early draft of the Emancipation Proclamation was read on the John Joyner Smith Plantation. End your tour with a story about Robert Smalls, a slave born in Beaufort that achieved freedom and success.
Enjoy learning about the Reconstruction of Beaufort on this 2-hour tour by van.