Historic Buildings Tour

All prized for their period collections and furnishings, the homes of history 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
10:00 am | 2:30 pm
Tickets: $12 for adults | $6 for children (age 6-12) | Free for ages 1-5
Taxes included in ticket prices. Tours also available upon request with 1 hr 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 of Beaufort’s rich past of pirates, star-crossed lovers, and Confederate spies.

April – October
Monday,  Wednesday,  Friday,  Saturday
11:00 am | 1:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday
1:30 pm
Tickets: $12 for adults | $6 for children (age 6-12) | Free for ages 1-5
Charters 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.

June – September
Tuesday,  Wednesday,  Thursday
2:30 pm
Tickets: $12 for adults | $6 for children (age 6-12) | Free for ages 1-5

***Tours available upon request – 24-hour notice needed***

For information about group tours, click 2019 Tour Group Prices.
Combination tickets available! 2 tours for $15 or 3 tours for $20!
Download the walking tour brochure