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Beaufort History Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Nice look at the History and NP

What a good view into a new National Park. The history museum is nice but the reconstruction center... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
rogersober
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Clermont, Florida
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Great introduction to area

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A very informative introduction to the coastal area and South... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
s l
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San Rafael, California
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To relive the area's rich history, start with a visit to Beaufort History Museum at the historic Arsenal (1798) in downtown Beaufort! One of our knowledgeable docents will guide you through 450 years of Beaufort's past, recounting stories about this...more
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713 Craven St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5571
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed free admission to the Museum and found the updated displays in the well lit gallery upstairs to be excellent. The Visitor Cnter is also quite well-stocked with maps and information and has helpful staff. However, it offers little for a paid admission, we're...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in Beaufort for over 20 years, and at the museum for the first time, it gave me a whole new outlook as to what this was in the beginning and how it has developed into the beautiful area it is now.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

If you are a history buff, the Beautfort History Museum is worth a visit. The interpretative component is average but the tourist infor is very helpful for visitors to Beautfort and the low country.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

There were no artifacts to see, only poster type wall hangings to read. This should be on the internet, not in a museum. The cost of $7 per person was not worth it.

Thank Ray J
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

What a good view into a new National Park. The history museum is nice but the reconstruction center just built across the street is fascinating. Before the war ended the slaves were schooled and brought into a new free society.More

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BHM-info, Beaufort History Museum board member at Beaufort History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hello, Rogersober. Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review. I thought it might interest you that the NPS Reconstruction exhibit you referred to, currently on display in the old firehouse across the street from the Beaufort History Museum, is actually on...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018

I accentially left my car keys on the desk and when I came back later it was closed but there was a note on the door...So relieved!

Thank Dave D
BHM-info, Front Office Manager at Beaufort History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Glad things worked out for you! I will certainly let the Visitor's Center know of your satisfaction. Hope you have a chance to visit the Beaufort History Museum, which is located upstairs of the VC the next time you visit Beaufort! Thank you!

Reviewed 9 May 2018

We watched a video there learned some facts.The lady there was so nice.We walked and really enjoyed our day.

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BHM-info, Front Office Manager at Beaufort History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for visiting Beaufort History Museum. Glad you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A very informative introduction to the coastal area and South Carolina history. A wonderful docent will show you around the exhibits. This area has a fascinating story of the Reconstruction era. The exhibits will only get better with the new National...More

Thank s l
BHM-info, Front Office Manager at Beaufort History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

We're happy you enjoyed your visit to Beaufort and the Beaufort History Museum. The Museum is undergoing a significant renovation which should be completed by the end of May, 2018. Hope you return soon! Thank you!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

There was a lovely lady who gave us a tour of the museum and told us many interesting things about the items on display. It is well worth visiting here when in town. The visitors center on the bottom is very nice as well. We...More

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BHM-info, Front Office Manager at Beaufort History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're happy to know you had an 'amazing' tour and time in Beaufort! Please visit again as we are making major renovations to our exhibits. Thank you!

Reviewed 28 April 2018

We usually begin at a city's visitor's center because that is where you will save a lot of time deciding the best way to get to know the area. Staff is busy and friendly. The center is located in an old Arsenal erected in 1796...More

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