Carteret, Craven and Pamlico County
Beaufort Historic Sites Tours
Beaufort / Carteret County
The history of this old North Carolina community is made vivid during the annual Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour and Antiques Show and Sale. The festival is held during the last full weekend in June every year. It’s sponsored by the Beaufort Historical Society. The event offers music, shows, street vendors and other fun things to do and see.

If you can’t make the event, visit the community anyway! Catch a tour of the two-acre historic district. Nine houses and buildings, dating from 1732 to 1859, are on the tour: the Apothecary Shop and Doctor's Office (c. 1859); Carteret County Courthouse (the oldest remaining public building in Carteret County); Carteret Jail (c. 1829); Joseph Bell House (c.1767), a former plantation home and a fine example of early Beaufort architecture; and the Josiah Bell House (c. 1825), furnished in a lovely Victorian manner with beautiful side gardens. All are maintained by the Beaufort Historical Society. Listen to stories told by docents dressed in period costume.
Guided Tours of Historic Beaufort: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., year-round. Experience the “Old Burying Grounds Tour.” It’s conducted from June through September on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and begins at 2:30 pm. There is a charge of $6 for adults and $3 for children. Or, take the “English Double Decker Bus Tour.” It’s available from April through October on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. On Saturday, it’s conducted at 11:00 am only. The fee is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Please contact the Beaufort Historic Society ((252) 728-5225)) for reservations.

When you’re in Beaufort, take time to visit the area's many fine antique stores and enjoy fresh Atlantic seafood prepared by local restaurants that have been in operation for decades. Finish your visit by stopping by the Old Beaufort Gift Shop. It features a wide selection of books on local history, hand-painted decoys by local carvers, fresh herbs, hand-woven rugs and other beautiful and interesting items.

Stop by Beaufort's Historical Society at the 100 Block on Turner Street or visit the website at for more information.

Site Location: 100 Block, Turner St.
  Beaufort, NC  28516
Days/Hours: 7 Days/Wk. - No tour on Sunday. Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 12 noon-4 pm starting June 15th. Call (252) 457-5003 for reservations
Fees: Guided Tour: $6 adults, $4 children
Phone: (252) 728-5225.  (800) 575-7483
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Bus Parking: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: No
Restrooms Available: Yes



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