Pat Conroy of Beaufort, SC, & Everything You Need to Know

Have you read about the breathtaking beauty of Beaufort, SC, before? If you have, it was probably in one of the Pat Conroy novels. Pat Conroy of Beaufort, SC, loved his hometown so much that felt compelled to share his experiences here with the world. Whether you take a literary journey by turning the pages or watching one of the feature film adaptations of his books, you’ll be delighted by what you’ll discover about our coastal town through his eyes.  

If you’re having trouble deciding how to make time to experience the work of Pat Conroy of Beaufort, SC, request a copy of our complimentary Online Vacation Guide for directions to his museums, when the festivals are held, and where to stay at The Cuthbert House Inn!

More About Pat Conroy of Beaufort, SC

Celebrate Pat Conroy of Beaufort, SC, by visiting the sites of his books, learning at the Center, and attending the annual Pat Conroy Festival. We hope you have a marvelous time discovering the works of his beloved author.

Novels & Movies

One of the most renowned Southern authors, Pat Conroy dedicated his life to bringing his imagination and real-life experiences to the public. He captivated his audiences with stunning imagery, eloquent prose, and accurate descriptions of our coastal community. His greatest works include:

  • A Lowcountry Heart
  • The Death of Santini
  • My Reading Life
  • South of Broad
  • Beach Music
  • The Prince of Tides
  • The Lords of Discipline
  • The Great Santini
  • The Water is Wide
  • The Boo
  • My Losing Season
  • Pat Conroy Cookbook

Some of these novels were so profound and represented our culture so well that they became major motion pictures. The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini were just two of the marvelous movies filmed in Beaufort, SC. If you wish to spend the day like one of his characters, book a Beaufort Movie Tour. This guided experience takes you on a behind-the-scenes journey to where these iconic movies were shot. We recommend bringing your camera to capture your favorite spots from the movie. You’ll even see the Antebellum home that was featured in The Great Santini. You don’t want to miss this experience!

The Center

Learn more about his incredible talent at the Pat Conroy Literary Center. The mission of this center remains to “educate and inspire a community of readers, writers, and teachers in and beyond our home in the South Carolina Lowcountry.” You’ll have the chance to peruse the exhibitions of his works, attend unique events, and ways to enhance the literary arts at the Pat Conroy Museum!

The Literary Festival

Each October, the Pat Conroy Literary Festival showcases a different theme from his writings through open-form literary discussions. This three-day extravaganza provides you with an unforgettable experience, including book signing, live productions, film screenings, author readings, intensive workshops for writers, all held at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts. The 2017 theme is the Transformative Power of Education, which featured Pat Conroy’s lines from The Prince of Tides. Check back closer to next year’s event to get your tickets!

Book Your Stay at The Cuthbert House Inn

Pat Conroy of Beaufort, SC, is an icon in our community just like The Cuthbert House Inn. Our historic bed and breakfast is situated on Bay Street, just down from the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. We invite you to browse our charming accommodations and reserve the ideal suite for your couple’s retreat. Once you book, you’ll immediately feel relaxed and ready for your vacation. We can’t wait to host you this year!