History and Movie Tour of Beaufort by Golf Cart

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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration1 hour
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Discover Beaufort’s historic district without the hassle of navigating a tour that highlights the town’s Hollywood past. In addition to telling little–known stories about the town’s 300–year history, your guide brings you to landmarks often missed by visitors, from unmarked Forrest Gump film locations to the cemetery used in The Great Santini.

Highlights

Step back in time on a history tour
Fully narrated tour
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Choice of several departures throughout the day

Itinerary

Listen to your guide narrate the 300 years of history, from the exploration of the Spanish, the French, and the English, to the Civil War, and to the Hollywood movies filmed in the town. As you drive down the streets, go past gorgeous antebellum homes and plantations. Then, see sites where iconic stars stayed while filming movies.
Continue your tour by seeing The Gump Medical Center, which was funded by Forrest's profit from the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Go to The National Cemetery, where The Great Santini was buried, and the bridge Forrest Gump went over on his cross-country run. 
Enjoy the incredible history, Hollywood charm, and friendly atmosphere of Beaufort on this 1-hour tour by van.
Listen to your guide narrate the 300 years of history, from the exploration of the Spanish, the French, and the English, to the Civil War, and to the Hollywood movies filmed in the town. As you drive down the streets, go past gorgeous antebellum homes and plantations. Then, see sites where iconic stars stayed while filming movies.
Continue your tour by seeing The Gump Medical Center, which was funded by Forrest's profit from the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Go to The National Cemetery, where The Great Santini was buried, and the bridge Forrest Gump went over on his cross-country run. 
Enjoy the incredible history, Hollywood charm, and friendly atmosphere of Beaufort on this 1-hour tour by van.
Buried in the graveyard of the Tabernacle Baptist Church with his first and second wives and one of his daughters. Robert Smalls was a slave born in Beaufort who made a daring escape with the steamship The Planter.
We pass by the Center, telling lots of great Pat Conroy stories during the tour.
The Center for the Arts was used in two movies filmed here is Beaufort, Forrest Gump (the Gump Medical Center), and Something to Talk About (school of vetinerary medicine for Julia Roberts at the end of the movie).
Now a bookstore, this building was used in the scene where Julia Roberts confirmed by phone with her best friend that her husband, Dennis Quaid, was indeed sleeping with all of the women in her Savannah Women's Club.
Built as a Church of England, started in 1712. Now the fourth building on the property, it is open for docent led tours after our tour is over.
We pass by the John Mark Verdier House, built in 1804. French General Marquis de Lafayette gave his farewell to America speech from the top floor balcony here in 1825. Open to the public Monday to Saturday for tours after our tour is over.
The chocolate in the Russell Stover box of chocolates Forrest Gump had on the park bench in Savannah actually had Chocolate Tree chocolate inside. Stop by here for free chocolate Sand Dollar sample after the tour.
Now elevated to the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, the National Park Service downtown headquarters is pointed out during the tour. Enter inside after the tour to learn more about Reconstruction and why Beaufort was the ideal location for studying about the Reconstruction Era.
The Beaufort History Museum is housed inside the Beaufort/Port Royal Convention Visitors Bureau on Craven Street.
We pass by and point out shopping and restaurants along the way.
Learn the history of the original capital of the Spanish colony of La Florida, right here in the Beaufort area. Santa Elena was the capital of La Florida for 21 years.

Inclusions

Transport by 8 passenger Yamaha golf cart
Driver/guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking

Guide Languages

  • English

  • French

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.