Founded in 1711, Beaufort, South Carolina, is home to a magnificent collection of 18th and 19th-century homes. Aside from holding a rich history, these homes feature significant architecture and stunning details. Fortunately, local organizations such as the Historic Beaufort Foundation have worked to preserve and protect these historical sites. Below, discover some of the best historical homes in Beaufort and how to see them. If you’re interested in more things to do during your stay, access our free Vacation Guide. We’ve included dozens of recommendations on activities and attractions in the area.
How to See Beautiful Homes with the Historic Beaufort Foundation
Beaufort, South Carolina, is home to a variety of historic sites, museums, and plantation homes that showcase the intricate past of our Lowcountry gem. The Historic Beaufort Foundation offers several ways to see these historic homes, and you can learn more about them below!
John Verdier House
The John Mark Verdier House provides a glimpse into the beauty and lifestyle of 19th-century Beaufort. A tour of this stunning home allows you to see the home’s intricate designs, original hardwood floors, and a number of exhibits on display. One of the most iconic collections is the “Diorama of 1863 Bay Street.” The display features a scaled model of Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District with 42 original structures, many of which have been lost over time. Get a close look at our town’s lifestyle from more than 150 years ago!
Fall Festival of Houses
During the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens, you can explore a selection of private homes not normally open to the public. This unique opportunity allows you to see three centuries of Beaufort architecture and catch a glimpse of life over the past 200 years. The homes on this popular tour are located in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District. These two days of home tours offer an incredible chance to experience Beaufort!
Following the tours is a day full of Beaufort’s finest culinary offerings. Taste exceptional cuisine from local chefs across downtown Beaufort. Spaces are limited for the culinary experience, so follow the link above to make reservations and ensure your spot!
Where to See More Magnificent Homes in Beaufort
Beaufort, SC, is full of wonderful historic sites and homes. One of Beaufort’s oldest and wealthiest neighborhoods, The Point is a fabulous place to explore while you’re in town. The historical, antebellum architecture is unique and fascinating, and the ancient live oak trees are truly a magnificent site. We definitely recommend a visit!
Stay in One of the Most Historic Homes in Beaufort!
Our 200-year-old mansion is one of the oldest homes in Beaufort! Learn all about the history of our beautiful home while enjoying one of our 10 charming rooms and suites with luxurious amenities. You’ll love our water views and convenient access to local shops and restaurants, which are just a stroll away! Included in your stay is a delicious, homemade breakfast each morning and drinks and appetizers each evening. At the Cuthbert House Inn, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing, indulgent stay.
To book your stay, check the availability of all our accommodations and choose your favorite. We look forward to hosting you in Beaufort soon!