Tours



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
 Winter (Dec – March) 10:30 am | 2 pm
Summer (April – Nov) 10 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.

**Please bring a mask for your tour**

***The Carteret County Jail c.1829 is currently not available for tours as it is undergoing restoration***


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.

TOURS CONTINUING THIS NOVEMBER! Join us Friday and Saturdays at 1:30 pm.
April – October
  Wednesday, Thursday,  Friday,  &  Saturday
 1:30 pm

December 12: Regular Bus Tour at 1:30 pm before Candlelight Tour at 5:30 pm

Tickets: $12 for adults | $6 for children (age 6-12) | Free for ages 1-5
Charters available year-round! For information, click HERE.

**Please bring a mask for your tour**


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- Round Weather Permitting 
24 hr notice, call to make reservation
Tickets: $12 for adults | $6 for children (age 6-12) | Free for ages 1-5

**Please bring a mask for your tour**


For information about group tours, click here for 2020 Group Tour Prices.
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