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    2015 Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens

    Elizabeth Hext House

    Walking Tour – Beaufort Historic District

    Friday, October 23  1-4 p.m.| 2-5 p.m.| 3-6 p.m.       All properties close at 6 p.m.

    $50.00 per person

    An afternoon stroll is a favorite way to see Beaufort.  The private homes on this perennially popular tour are located in the city’s National Historic Landmark District and represent the variety of architectural styles built in the city over the past two hundred years.  Among those ontour is the Elizabeth Hext House, c. 1805, which is one of several houses where local author Pat Conroy began his writing career.  An exhibit curated by the University  Archives at the University of South Carolina will open in the Verdier House (c. 1804) on October 23, 2015.  The Verdier House is Historic Beaufort Foundation’s house museum.

    Ramble Around Beaufort

    Saturday, October 24  10 a.m.-3 p.m.  or  11 a.m.-4 p.m.  All properties close at 4 p.m.

    $50.00 per person

    Among the seven properties today are five on the Point including  the LaBrasseur-Martinangle House (c. 1750) and the William Wigg Barnwell House (c. 1816).  A pleasant drive from downtown into the ACE basin will take you to White Hall Plantation on the Combahee River where you may tour the beautiful gardens and grounds.  Along the way visit the ruins of Prince Williams Parish at Sheldon – these ruins are an iconic Lowcountry landmark.  Automobile transportation is required to visit the country sites.

    Kitchens & Cuisine

    Sunday, October 25   12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.*

    *The 11:30 a.m. tour is FILLED.  No additional reservations will be accepted.

    $50.00 per person

    Experience culinary Beaufort!  Local chefs will create regional specialties in private kitchens.  The homes are located in downtown Beaufort, on Pigeon Point and on Lady’s Island.  Five chefs – five houses!  A fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon!  Automobile transportation required.

    Tickets are limited to the capacity of the houses so early reservations are recommended.


    Telephone orders – Credit Card Only:   843-379-3331   Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    ORDER ONLINE:www.historicbeaufort.org/product-category/fall-festival-of-houses-and-gardens/

    All sales are final – no refunds will be given.  Tours proceed rain or shine.  Payment must be made at the time of reservations.

    NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED.  Tickets are available as follows:

    OCTOBER 19-22 – Historic Beaufort Foundation offices – 208 Scott’s Street – 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

    OCTOBER 23, 24, & 25 – The Arsenal – 713 Craven Street

    October 23rd   10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    October 24th   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    October 25th    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:    Email:  events@historicbeaufort.org or Call:  843.379.3331


    Thank You to Our Generous
    2015 Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens Sponsors


    Palmetto State Bank  PUblixlogo2012

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    Please visit our 2015 Friends of Historic Beaufort’s

    Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens:


    Best Western Sea Island Inn  –  www.sea-island-inn.com     843-522-2090

    The Cuthbert House Innwww.cuthberthouseinn.com   843-521-1315

    The Rhett House Inn  –  www.rhetthouseinn.com    843-524-9030


    Beaufort Bread Co. –  www.beaufortbread.com   843-522-0213

    Blackstone’s Café  –   www.BlackstonesCafe.com    843-524-4330

    Breakwater Restaurant & Bar www.breakwatersc.com   843-379-0052

    Griffin Market  –  www.griffinmarket.com  843-524-0240

    Plum’s   –    www.plumsrestaurant.com  843-525-1946

    Saltus River Grill   –    www.saltusrivergrill.com  843 -379-3474

    The Kitchen – 1 Merchants Lane, Beaufort  843-252-8063

    Real Estate, Architects , Builders

    Celadon   www.celadonliving.com      843-525-9995

    Frederick & Frederick Architects –  www.f-farchitects.com    843-522-8422

    Lowcountry Real Estate  – www.lowcountryrealestate.com     843-521-4200

    Spring Island Real Estate –  www.springisland.com     843-987-2200

    Shops & Galleries

    Atelier on Bay  –   www.atelieronbay.com     843-470-0266

    Bay Street Outfitters –   www.baystreetoutfitters.com    843-524-5250

    Deals  – 724 Bay St., Beaufort   843-524-4993

    In High Cotton – 903 Bay st, Beaufort   843-522-1405

    Lulu Burgess – www.luluburgess.com   843-524-5858

    Olive the Above – 821 Bay St., Beaufort   843-379-2000

    Rossignol’s – 817 Bay St., Beaufort   843-524-2175

    Scoutwww.scoutsouthernmarket.com   843-379-2282

    The Chocolate Tree –  www.thechocolatetree.com     843-524-7980

    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 Membership