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Beaufort Historic Site Visitor Center and Museum

150 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2139
+1 252-728-5225
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Helpful staff & local information

Very nice visitor center with knowledgeable local staff. They have bottled water for sale and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Good stop

Beaufort is a wonderful town, my favorite on the outer banks and carolina coast. Well worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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North Carolina's third oldest town, Beaufort lies on the coast bordering the southern tip of the Outer Banks. Originally a fishing village and port of safety dating from the late 1600's, Beaufort has been visited by patriots, privateers, merchants, and skilled craftsmen who built Bahamian and West Indian style homes and public buildings. On the Beaufort Historic Site, you can take advantage of the six professionally restored buildings, tour the Old Burying Grounds, and take a tour aboard a vintage English Double Decker Bus. Beaufort, NC truly is where history meets the sea.
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150 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2139
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice visitor center with knowledgeable local staff. They have bottled water for sale and clean restrooms. Lots of information on the area is available.

Thank Schram5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beaufort is a wonderful town, my favorite on the outer banks and carolina coast. Well worth the stop.

Thank Mtnman300
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved learning about the history of Beaufort, and the docents at the visitors' center were very helpful and knowledgable. We are so glad we went there. Also, we managed to be in Beaufort on the weekend of their Historic Homes and Gardens Tour-- it...More

Thank Ljeanne18
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I have been to Beaufort quite a few times but had never been here until last month. Several months ago, I came across the site on Facebook and wanted to visit on our next trip to Beaufort. There is a small welcome center from which...More

Thank bdmeadows
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The visitors center is staffed by some of the most friendly and helpful folks I've ever met. Each house tour can be custom designed to your interests. The historic society is blessed with many donations of local artifacts. The apothecary is full of hundreds of...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Tour included a small house from 1700's and another larger house from mid-1800's, a courthouse, a jail and an apothecary shop. the guides were very informative and included much of the local history.

1  Thank arbgrd47
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I visited during old homes weekend. This is when many of the older homes in the town are opened by the owners for tours. Some of the people dress in period clothes and all have intresting things to say about their homes and area. Now...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We enjoyed our visit and found out lots of information about local history - staff were helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Sofisticat
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Place is small but staff is very informative. Wife and I visited and then went to cemetery which is very close by. Would recommend as part of the trip.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great photo ops from the moment you enter the downtown Beaufort area. Visitor center staff was very helpful and engaging. Helped me make the most of short time that I had. Great walking tour for those of us who don't want to go on a...More

Thank MissyPA71
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Amy B
30 July 2015|
Response from SharonB2 | Reviewed this property |
It's free! The visitor center has some things to purchase should you want them. The staff inside is very helpful!