• Upcoming Events

    "Fun with History" 2016 Day Camps -
    June 20-25, 2016
    July 11-15, 2016
    August 1-5, 2016

    Smithsonian Day live! -
    September 24, 2016

    Dinner & a Lecture -
    September 26, 2016
    West Frazier book signing and talk

    "Remnants of the Rice Culture" -
    Architectural History as Art
    featuring the photography of David Shriver Soliday
    October 20, 2016 - March 31, 2017

    Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens -
    October 28, 29, & 30, 2016

    "Night on the Town" - December 2, 2016
    Verdier House open from 5:00-7:00 pm

    Lafayette Soiree -
    April 22, 2017

  • Historic Beaufort Foundation
    Preserving Historic Buildings in
    Beaufort South Carolina Since 1965

    Founded in 1711, Beaufort, South Carolina, located in the heart of the Carolina Lowcountry midway between Charleston and Savannah, harbors a rich repository of 18th and 19th century houses with remarkable architectural variety. Historic Beaufort Foundation is a non-profit organization charged with the mission to preserve, protect and restore buildings and sites of historic or architectural significance in Beaufort County.

    Please remember that Historic Beaufort Foundation is a membership organization, and memberships are critical to helping continuing our work. If you're interested in becoming a member or would like to renew, please call 843-379-3331 or click here.


  • Historic Beaufort Foundation


    The Official Guide to Historic Beaufort

    cover guidebook

    On sale at HBF offices, the Verdier House

    and a variety of retail outlets!

    Revised and expanded with 15 years of new research, this 10th edition release is a great addition to your library!   Take a walk around the historic district and enjoy the stories of the various structures! The book features full color photography.

    2016 save the date fall festival

    COMING OCTOBER 20, 2016

    Rice Rack Card front 3

    “Remnants of the Rice Culture” featuring photography by David Shriver Soliday.

    October 20, 2016 – March 31, 2017

    Verdier House

    801 Bay Street, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902



    HBF 2016 Poster

    $20.00 each

    Beaufort Humanitities Festival

    “Be inspired, enriched and engaged

    with lectures, films and exhibits.

    Explore Beaufort’s History and Culture.”

    Discover Beaufort’s history and culture with the Humanities Festival June 9-11.  The Humanities Festival is an annual event sponsored by South Carolina Humanities and Beaufort was selected to host the 2016 Festival.  USCB Center for the Arts will host the opening celebration on Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 PM.  The kick-off evening with include an overview of festival activities, Music of the Lowcountry Concert and a reception.  Organizations from Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head will participate in the festival.  Special events, lectures and tours will be presented by the organizations on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.  See the Program for details.  Visitors and Beaufort County residents will enjoy experiencing Beaufort County’s rich art, history and culture.

    All attendees must stop by the USCB Center for the Arts on Thursday or Friday to pickup their “Beaufort Humanities Festival” button which will grant access to all events.

    Beaufort Humanities Festival