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    Pat Conroy's Beaufort Tour

    “I’ve come home to the place I was always writing about…. I’ve tried to make Beaufort, South Carolina, my own.”—Pat Conroy, The Death of Santini See Pat Conroy’s Beaufort in this 90-minute tour of sites from Pat’s writing life—including the high school where he was a student during his junior and senior years and where he later taught for two years before going to Daufuskie Island, homes in the historic Point where Pat lived and wrote, sites related to his teachers and friends, his parents’ grave site, Pat’s grave on St. Helena, and locations connected to the filming of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini. Following the bus tour, guests are also encouraged to visit the Conroy Center at 308 Charles Street where you can see artifacts from Pat’s life, including his writing desk and chair, the Great Santini’s flight jacket, and the handwritten prologue to The Prince of Tides. As a guest of this tour you will receive a 10% discount on purchases of gifts and books at the Conroy Center.
    Pat Conroy's Beaufort Tour

    1006 Bay St, Beaufort

    • Explore Beaufort with an emphasis on Pat Conroy’s life
    • Visit historic locations relevant to his life
    • Learn about the landmarks touched upon in his famous works of literature
    • Great for the whole family
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    History and Movie Van Tour

    Beaufort wasn't named "beau" for nothing. But you already knew that, that's why you're here to see it! Well, you can't go to the second oldest (first handsomest) town in South Carolina without getting a taste of the historic and cinematic roles Beaufort has had a part in. Beaufort Tours wants to take you on a joyride and teach you all about this charming little town's incredible background. Did you know that Beaufort was the setting for The Great Santini, The Big Chill, G.I. Jane, Forrest Gump, Prince of Tides and Something to Talk About? Well, now you do! You'll get to visit the sites and homes where the stars stayed downtown, and -- while you're at it -- check out such locations as a medical center funded by Bubba Gump, The National Cemetery where The Great Santini was buried, and the bridge from Forrest Gump that Forrest crossed on the way back east from his cross-country run. We know what you're thinking, What is this, the Hollywood of the East Coast? Well -- it just might be... it just might be.
    History and Movie Van Tour

    1006 Bay St, Beaufort

    • Take a van tour in "America's Happiest Seaside Town,"through downtown Beaufort
    • Learn the history of this beautiful town and ask your knowledgeable guide questions to learn more
    • Ride beneath stunning live oaks draped with Spanish Moss and learn about the town's historic and film culture
    • Scope out the homes and temporary dwellings of such stars as Demi Moore, Nick Nolte, Sally Field, Barbara Streisand and Pat Conroy
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    Charleston Strolls Tour

    Get to know the Holy City like the back of your hand! Spend a morning or afternoon exploring a city that is ripe with colorful history and gorgeous monuments. Marvel at Rainbow Row and the Antebellum mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, and historic (and haunted) churches and graveyards while your guide gives you the vivid histories of each of these places. If you want both scenic and historic, Charleston is the place to go; why waste your time there when you can enjoy both at the same time?
    Charleston Strolls Tour

    115 Meeting Street, Charleston

    • Take a fascinating stroll through America's most charming historical district
    • Learn more about Charleston's rich history and colorful past from your guide
    • Visit historic monuments such as Fort Sumter and the Antebellum Mansions
    • Understand what happened in Charleston during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars
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    Speed Boat Adventure Tour (Charleston)

    Fully narrated tour for 13 miles through the world famous Charleston Harbor. You will have a once in a lifetime view of the Battery, USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, the downtown Charleston skyline, Waterfront Park, South Carolina Aquarium, the cruise ship terminal and all the wildlife that call Charleston Harbor home. The Tour Includes: - Your own F13 mini speed boat - USCG approved life jacket - Instruction covering boating basics, rules of the road, tour hand signals, and professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour
    Speed Boat Adventure Tour (Charleston)

    Ripley Light Marina, Charleston

    • Pilot your own 13 foot mini speed boat while exploring the beautiful Charleston harbor
    • Race over the waves as the fresh air of the harbor blows through your hair
    • Receive personalized instructions and insights into the harbor area thanks to a tour guide connected to you via a two-way communication system mounted in the boat
    • Enjoy a unique, high-speed experience that you'll remember forever
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    Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour

    Find out what really went on in the streets of the Holy City. For hundreds of years, scandals, temptations, and unruly behavior have cast a long shadow over high society life in Charleston. Learn about everything from legendary brothels, to ancient forms of punishment, to why prostitutes wore red shoes on this uncensored tour. Get ready to have your mind blown as you slowly uncover the dark side of Charleston that hides beneath the pastel colors, sunshine and Southern hospitality.
    Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour

    18 Anson St, Charleston

    • Explore the local streets on a fully narrated walking tour of the Holy City
    • Find out what lies beneath the sunshine and southern hospitality
    • Step back in time and uncover Charleston's seedy past
    • Learn more about the Holy City on this 90 minute tour from your guide
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    Middleton Place Walking Tour

    C'mon, do the Charleston! Not the dance...the walk! On this incredible tour, suitable for Charleston newbies AND locals who want to learn more about their city, you'll walk through Middleton Place, diving into the vibrant history and beautiful sites! Learn about the Middleton family, many of whom played prominent roles in the colonial and antebellum history of SC.You will get a gorgeous tour of the house and grounds, enjoy views of the world famous Butterfly Lakes, and visit America's oldest landscaped gardens. Who knows, you might be so happy that you WILL dance!
    Middleton Place Walking Tour

    375 Meeting St, Charleston

    • Explore Middleton Place on a guided tour of the house and gardens
    • See the world famous Butterfly Lakes!
    • Visit the stable yards of this impressive plantation
    • Enjoy the glorious flowers of America's oldest landscaped gardens
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    Charleston Museum Tour

    Once upon a time, in a magical land called Charleston.... ...there was a wonderful tour guide and a happy tourist -- that's you! On this incredible tour, suitable for Charleston newbies AND locals who want to learn more about their city, you'll walk through the cobblestone streets of Charleston, delighting in the vibrant history and beautiful sites of the city! You will see gorgeous architecture, hidden alleys, the Four Corners of Law, Rainbow Row, historic mansions of the wealthy, lush gardens, the City Market, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and the historic harbor. After the walking tour, the fun doesn't stop! You'll then go into the Charleston Museum to continue learning about the city's rich history. Join the fun and let the town's southern charm enchant you! ...And they all lived happily ever after!
    Charleston Museum Tour

    375 Meeting St, Charleston

    • Explore wonderful architecture, hidden alleys and cobblestone streets, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row
    • Visit many historic mansions of the wealthy, lush gardens, and the City Market
    • Learn all there is to know about the city while wandering through the Charleston Museum
    • Walk along the World Famous Battery and see Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and the historic harbor
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    Joseph Manigault House

    Once upon a time, in a magical land called Charleston.... ...there was a wonderful tour guide and a happy tourist -- that's you! On this incredible tour, suitable for Charleston newbies AND locals who want to learn more about their city, you'll walk through the cobblestone streets of Charleston, delighting in the vibrant history and beautiful sites of the city! You will see gorgeous architecture, hidden alleys, the Four Corners of Law, Rainbow Row, historic mansions of the wealthy, lush gardens, the City Market, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and the historic harbor. After the walking tour, the fun doesn't stop! You'll then go into the Joseph Manigault House, one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures, to continue learning about the city's rich history. Join the fun and let the town's southern charm enchant you! ...And they all lived happily ever after!
    Joseph Manigault House

    375 Meeting St, Charleston

    • Explore wonderful architecture, hidden alleys and cobblestone streets, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row
    • Visit many historic mansions of the wealthy, lush gardens, and the City Market
    • Walk along the World Famous Battery and see Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and the historic harbor
    • See the home of a wealthy, rice-planting family and the enslaved African Americans who lived there
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    Top Tour & Boone Hall Walking Tour

    Once upon a time, in a magical land called Charleston.... ...there was a wonderful tour guide and a happy tourist -- that's you! On this incredible tour, suitable for Charleston newbies AND locals who want to learn more about their city, you'll walk through the cobblestone streets of Charleston, delighting in the vibrant history and beautiful sites of the city! You will see gorgeous architecture, hidden alleys, the Four Corners of Law, Rainbow Row, historic mansions, lush gardens, the City Market, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and the harbor. After the walking tour the fun doesn't stop! You'll then go into Boone Hall, to see a gorgeous tour of the house, grounds, slave quarters, and butterfly garden, and learn from the Gullah women about the hard lives of the enslaved people who were kept on the property. Join this tour to find out what the area was really like, so many years ago!
    Top Tour & Boone Hall Walking Tour

    375 Meeting St, Charleston

    • Explore wonderful architecture, hidden alleys, cobblestone streets, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row
    • Visit many historic mansions, lush gardens, and the City Market
    • Walk along the World Famous Battery and see Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie
    • See America's most photographed plantation and learn its important slave history
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    Top Tour & Magnolia Plantation Tour

    C'mon, do the Charleston! Not the dance...the walk! On this incredible tour, suitable for Charleston newbies AND locals who want to learn more about their city, you'll walk through the cobblestone streets of Charleston, delighting in the vibrant history and beautiful sites! You will see gorgeous architecture, hidden alleys, the Four Corners of Law, Rainbow Row, historic mansions, lush gardens, the City Market, Forts Sumter and Fort Moultrie, and the harbor. After the walking tour, the fun doesn't stop! You'll then go to Magnolia Plantation to join a gorgeous tour of the house and grounds, enjoy the wildlife (alligators - yikes!) in the marshes and forests, and visit the land where Native Americans built a ceremonial mound. Who knows, you might be so happy that you WILL dance!
    Top Tour & Magnolia Plantation Tour

    375 Meeting St, Charleston

    • Explore wonderful architecture, hidden alleys, cobblestone streets, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row
    • Visit many historic mansions, lush gardens, and the City Market
    • Explore the grounds of the Magnolia plantation on a guided tour
    • Visit a Native American ceremonial mound and learn about life in the area before the plantation existed
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