Historic Buildings Tour

All prized for their period collections and furnishings, our historic homes run the gamut from the rustic Leffers Cottage c.1778 and the elaborately furnished Victorian Josiah Bell House c.1825, to the award-winning restoration of the Federal-style John C. Manson House c.1825. The historic buildings include the Carteret County Jail c.1829, the Apothecary Shop and Doctor’s Office c.1857 (containing priceless pharmaceutical and medicinal artifacts used in early Beaufort), and the Carteret County Courthouse of 1796, which is the only remaining wood-framed English Circuit courthouse left intact in North Carolina. Each building depicts a different period or aspect of life in historic Beaufort. The Historic Buildings Tour includes three of the buildings given by experienced docents in period dress.

Guided Tours Year-round
Monday – Saturday
 Winter (Dec – March) 10:30 am | 2 pm
Summer (April – Nov) 10 am | 2:30 pm
Tickets: $15 for adults | $6 for children (ages 6-12) | Free for ages 0-5
Taxes are included in ticket prices. Tours are also available upon request with 1 hour notice.

Historic District Double-Decker Bus Tour

Hop aboard and see Beaufort’s historic district from atop our 1967 English double-decker bus! Local narrators tell tales from Beaufort’s rich past of pirates, star-crossed lovers, and Confederate spies.

April – October
 Monday – Friday 
 1:30 pm
 11 a.m. and 1:30 pm
Tickets: $15 for adults | $6 for children (ages 6-12) | Free for ages 0-5
Charters are available year-round! For information, click HERE.

Old Burying Ground Tour

Resting in the shade of majestic live oak trees, the Old Burying Ground holds fascinating stories about Beaufort’s 300-year-old history! Majestic live oak trees enshroud the historic gravesites within this cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An experienced guide in period dress leads tours through the Old Burying Ground telling tales of its many colorful characters.

Year- Year-round weather Permitting 
24-hour notice, call to make a reservation
Tickets: $15 for adults | $6 for children (ages 6-12) | Free for ages 0-5

For information about group tours, click here for 2023 Group Tour Prices.
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