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Hunting Island State Park is located just 16 miles east of the historic town of Beaufort and is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in South Carolina. This 5,000 acre park and it’s 3 miles of natural beach hosts more than a million visitors a year. It’s a place where you can truly find yourself again. It’s a place where humans and nature have always seem to co-exist. Park Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time). Park Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Park Admissions Fee – cost per person: Adults: $5, SC Seniors, $3.25, Children 6-15, $3, Children 5 & Under, Free.

Artists learn, teach, share and create at ARTworks. Classes registering for all ages and a compelling variety of media. ARTworks Community Art Center, Theatre & Gallery, 2127 Boundary St. (843) 379-2787 or

The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is free. The public is welcome to visit Parris Island, access may be dependent upon current security needs. A driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and registration are required. Boulevard de France. (843) 228-3650 or

The Verdier House Museum in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District is open for tours, Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Guided tours are available by appointment. 801 Bay St. (843) 379-6335 or

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, Tuesday-Sunday. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a two-hour tour of 10 neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or

Self-Guided Tours of the Hunting Island Lighthouse, South Carolina’s only publicly accessible historic lighthouse dating from the 1870s, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Lighthouse admission is $2. Hunting Island State Park also offers a variety of Barrier Island educational programs for all ages throughout the year, such as “Beach Explorations,” “A Walk in the Woods“ and “Salt Marsh Kayaking.” Call the Nature Center for details and reservations. 2555 Sea Island Pkwy. (843) 838-7437 or

Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose Exhibit. A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th-century Beaufort District plantation. Curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street. Event is free. Ages 12 – Adults. (843) 255-6468 or

USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

Mondays & Thursdays:
One on One Computer Help! Need help with computers? Stop by the Beaufort Branch Library on Thursday evenings; a tech expert will be standing by to assist you with all your technology needs! Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. – please call to confirm. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Event is free. (843) 255-645 or

Frist & Third Mondays:
Parris Island Rod and Gun Club Meeting! We’re a group of Active Duty and Retired military as well as civilians. We’re hunting, shooting, fishing, and outdoors enthusiasts. Meeting Social hour: 1800-1900 (6-7 p.m.) Meeting Business Meeting: 1900–2000+ (7-8 p.m.) Parris Island Club House.

Mondays – Fridays:
Daily tours of Bluffton’s Rose Hill Mansion, a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way. (843) 757-6046 or

Mondays – Fridays:
Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose Exhibit. A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th century Beaufort District plantation. Curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, except May 25. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort.

Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort official monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Lady’s Island Country Club on Lady’s Island.

Beaufort Track Club Track Night! Join the Beaufort Track Club each Tuesday night for an open community track workout. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced workouts are posted each week to ensure that you are getting the workout that you need. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Beaufort High School Track, 84 Sea Island Pkwy.

First Tuesdays:
Beaufort Kennel Club meetings, 7-8 p.m. 102 Heronwyck Plantation Dr.(843) 509-1903.

Second Tuesday & Thursday:
Beaufort Writers meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lady’s Island Airport. (843) 524-9119.

Wednesdays & Second Saturday:
Beaufort Shag Club, 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7-10 p.m. on Second Saturday of the month. Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Rd. $35 per year and must register for lessons. (843) 812-1825 or

Palmetto Dancers at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St. Dance Team classes, include batons, twirling, pom pons and learning organized group routines, starting at 6 p.m. $25 one time registration fee then $20 month for weekly classes. or (843) 379-2787 or

Jasper County Farmers Market! 1–6 p.m. 9935 Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. Everyone welcome! (843) 717-3690 or

First Fridays:
Habersham Marketplace Concert Series Continues Year-Round! Join us on the First Friday of the every month for our First Friday Concert Series sponsored by Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep and 94.5 The Coast. Enjoy dining in one of the Marketplace’s three restaurants before the live music starts at 6 p.m. There is no admission fee.

First Fridays:
Cruise-In at Grayco, 136 Sea Island Pkwy., Lady’s Island. Classic Car & Truck Club! 5 p.m. All Year Long! All Clubs and Visitors welcome.

Fridays & Saturdays:
Tours of Historic 1846 St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Graveyard. 1-3 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 710 Carteret St. Free. (843) 522-9555 or

Port Royal Farmers Market! 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Located in Heritage Park on Ribaut Road by the Naval Hospital. South Carolina Produce, Seafood, Beef, Cheese, Honey, Flowers & Live Music.

Lunch and Learn Series presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association, The Gazebo at the Farmer’s Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. 12:00 noon-1 p.m. Free, just bring a folding chair.

Pentecostals of Beaufort Seafood Fundraiser! The “Award Winning” Seafood Shack will be serving fresh, cooked to order seafood lunches every Saturday in the church parking lot from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. as a fundraiser for the church. Your choice of fried fish, fried shrimp, crab cake, grilled fish or fish sandwich served with french fries and homemade coleslaw all for only $7 per plate. Everything is fresh right off the boat! 206 Sea Island Pkwy., Lady’s Island. (843) 592-2299 or

Third Saturday:
Adaptive Golf Clinic at the Legends of Parris Island golf course. The session, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial in conjunction with the Legends course, will be take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the driving range. Civilians, veterans and active military personnel are all invited to join the two-hour session and learn how to use adaptive techniques and tools to tee off and putt better than ever. For more information or to register for the Adaptive Golf clinic, contact Giammona at (843) 522-5850 or or PGA professional Andy Hinson at (843) 228-2240.

Beaufort Belles Women’s Chorus, 4:45-6:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Dr. New members welcome. (301) 752-1829.

Beaufort Harbormasters, 2:30-4:45 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Dr.

Second, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays:
Threshold Singers of the Lowcountry practice from 3-4:30 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lady’s Island. We are a mixed acapella group that sings at the bedside for those who are ill. We sing songs to comfort and support. There is no charge for our services and we come per request of family and practitioners. If this resonates with you, come join us. New members are always welcome. (843) 476-6073 or

November 1-2:
1 weekend event! Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s, Auldbrass Plantation, located in Beaufort County, near the town of Yemassee. Daily tours to run from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. The last tour will be taken at 5:30 pm. We will close the gates at 6:00 pm. There are 2 types of ticket per day: Morning and Afternoon . The division of tickets is to assist with the flow of the MAIN HOUSE portion of the tour. A buyer of a MORNING ticket can tour the MAIN HOUSE anytime between 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. You may stay on property longer, but your ticket restricts you to the MAIN HOUSE portion of the tour to the morning session. A buyer of an AFTERNOON ticket can tour the MAIN HOUSE from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The last tour of the house will begin at 5:30 pm. We will close the gates at 6 p.m. You may come earlier or stay on property longer, but your ticket restricts you to the MAIN HOUSE portion of the tour to the afternoon session. ALL TICKETS ARE PERMITTED TO 1 TOUR THROUGH THE MAIN HOUSE! All other areas of the property are open and may be toured at your leisure. Important information about the sales and tour:

  • Tickets are $175
  • Tickets are sold on a first come-first served basis.
  • The tour is mostly self-guided
  • The MAIN HOUSE is guided with groups of 12
  • Rain or Shine event
  • No children under the age of 12
  • No strollers
  • No coolers
  • No pets
  • No smoking
  • No INTERIOR photos
  • Walking tour
  • Absolutely no third-party sales
  • No refunds
  • To get tickets go to

November 1-3:
4th Annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. Join us as we honor Pat Conroy’s legacy as student, teacher and mentor through our 2019 Pat Conroy Literary Festival. Presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center, in partnership with the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts, the annual festival is an immersive weekend of panel discussions, readings, book signings, performances, film screenings, tours and social gatherings, in celebration of the writing and teaching life of Pat Conroy. 905 Port Republic St., Beaufort.

November 1-3:
Friends of the Beaufort Library 2019 Fall Book Sale! Waterfront Park in Beaufort. BYO Bags! Totes & bags available for sale. Friday, 9–11 a.m. Members Only! Join at the gate for $25! 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Everyone Welcome! Saturday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., everything 50% off on Sunday! Friday 9 a.m., to Saturday 4 p.m., Silent auction of truly Unique Books. Help support YOUR library! For more information or to become a member, visit All proceeds benefit Beaufort County Library Branches.

November 1-2:
Inaugural “Hardeeville Festival on Main”. Join the fun with a marvelous array of amusement rides, a charity softball game, cornhole & basketball tournaments, rock wall, food & craft vendors, beer garden, live musical entertainment and a dazzling fireworks display Saturday Night! Friday, November 1st from 4-9 p.m., Saturday, November 2nd from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Richard Gray Recreation Complex Park, 205 Main St., Hardeeville, SC 29927. Admission is free and open to the public. Email: or

November 2:
Join ABLE in its’ 3rd Annual Fall Bazaar! Sat. Nov. 2, 11-3 p.m. Southern-style fish fry and homemade gumbo. Lots of vendors, food, arts & crafts, homemade one-of-a kind items, raffles, silent auctions, and entertainment! Something for everyone. All proceeds go to Camp Treasure Chest. Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs, 100 Clear Water Way Beaufort.

November 2:
Celebrate Fall with us at our Harvest Festival, hosted by Community Bible Church! There will be games, hayrides, food, jumpers, campfires, and live music by The Jamie T Band! All this and it is FREE! Saturday, November 2, 4 –8 p.m., 638 Parris Island Gtwy., Beaufort. For more information, go to their Facebook page.

November 3:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Brunch with Author: Delia Owens “Where the Crawdads Sing”! Delia Owens’ lyrical and gripping #1 New York Times-bestselling debut novel, WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising account of a murder investigation. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING explores the stubborn wildness that resides in all of us and also examines the deeply human instincts that bind us to other people.Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the brunch buffet. In partnership with Pat Conroy Literary Festival. Dataw Club Carolina Room, 121 Dataw Dr. $45. 11 a.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 3:
The 7th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew at Breakwater Restaurant will take place on Sunday, November 3, 6-8 p.m., to benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 14th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will be culinary delights prepared as only Breakwater Restaurant could provide. Musical entertainment will be provided. A chance to win 2 All Events tickets to the 2020 Beaufort International Film Festival is included. One chance to win per ticket. The Beaufort Film Society will take ticket orders online at Hurry!!! This event sells out every year!

November 7-9:
Heritage Days Celebration is a three-day cultural event celebrating the Gullah/Geechee/Sea Island history, folk arts, food, music, crafts and West African cultural legacy. Visitors can experience the unique setting of one of the first schools for formerly enslaved Africans and their descendants at the historic campus of Penn Center, St. Helena Island. (843) 838-2432 or

November 9:
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Edisto-Natchez Kusso Tribe of SC are partnering with Morris Center for the free, family-friendly,Native American Heritage Celebration. Tribe members will teach attendees about their customs and traditions. There will be a demonstration of music and dance with a chance for folks to join. Afterwards, take your photo taken with members of the tribe. Local Native American artists will have their work on display, too! This event will take place 1-3 p.m. at the Morris Center Art Park under our big live oak tree. 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Ridgeland, SC. (843) 284-9227 or

November 9:
Join us for a day of honoring our nation’s Veteran’s, Veteran’s Day Ceremony and Parade, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Bay Street. Please register ONLY IF YOU ARE marching in the parade/ceremony. Being a spectator/attendee of the parade/ceremony DOES NOT REQUIRE registration. Sponsored by the Beaufort County Veteran Affairs.

November 9:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Met Opera Live in HD – Madama Butterfly! Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, 4 singing Sharpless for the first time. $18-$20. 12:55 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 10:
The Black Madonna Series: Art Gallery Artist Talk and Reception. Meet local artists who have created visual representations of the Black Madonna. Enjoy lively discussions and light refreshments. Event is free. 2-5 p.m. at the Mather Museum, 921 Ribaut Rd. Hosted by The Cross Cultural Folk Heritage Association of Beaufort County and Beaufort Arts Council.

November 10:
“Winslow Homer: Man versus Nature” Gallery Talk with Gerald Olsen, MD. An engaging discussion of Winslow Homer followed by a reception with the speaker. As an oil painter exhibiting in Beech Mountain and Columbia, Gerald has become recognized as insightful art historian and fascinating speaker. He returns to BAA to discuss American icon, Winslow Homer. Join us for an illuminating evening! Tickets are $20. 5–7 p.m. Beaufort Art Association. 913 Bay Street, Beaufort.

November 10:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents National Theatre Live – Midsummer Night’s Dream! A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. $20. 3 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 16:
IT’S BACK!!!!! JSLB is excited to announce our 4th ANNUAL TOUCH A TRUCK will be NOVEMBER 16th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on PARIS AVENUE in PORT ROYAL!! An event unlike any other in the area… Some of the coolest tractors, trucks around and tons of fun for kids to climb, touch and explore! Admission is $5/person, with all proceeds directly benefiting women, children and families in our community! Tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance of the event. When you’ve worked out your mind and worked up an appetite, there will be plenty of food, live music and beverage options available to enjoy while resting in the shade of beautiful Paris Avenue. Proceeds from the event go right back into our community via JSLB grants distributed in May each year.

November 17:
The Beaufort County Open Land Trust & the Coastal Conservation League invite you to An Afternoon at THREE SISTERS FARM. A farm to table event featuring small plates by Chef Brentt Toole, seasonal produce, and local seafood. 2-5 p.m. $75 per person. Event also includes a silent art auction showcasing Beaufort County Open Land Trust protected properties. Local artists include Louis Bruce, Susan Mayfield, Eve Miller, Mary Segars, and Beth Williams. All proceeds to benefit the Beaufort County Open Land Trust & the Beaufort County work of the Coastal Conservation League. THREE SISTERS FARM, 30 Porcher Rd., Bluffton. RSVP or at (843) 723-8035.

November 19:
Savor the flavors of Fall in the Lowcountry with a very special Winemaker’s Dinner at Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay St. Please join us Tuesday, at 6 p.m., for a Winemaker’s Dinner featuring the wines of Michael Mondavi Family Estates with special guest, 4th generation winemaker and part-time Beaufort resident Rob Mondavi, Jr. 6 p.m. – Reception. 6:30 p.m. – Dinner. $75 per person + tax & gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call (843) 379-3474 to make a reservation.

November 20:
Shorts at High Noon Fall 2019. The Beaufort Film Society presents our collection of Short films, Student films and Animation films. For one hour each Wednesday in October and November we will be screening some of the best of the best films! Screenings will begin promptly at noon. Screenings are FREE and open to the public but are NOT rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Therefore, all screenings may NOT be suitable for all audiences. Go to the Facebook page for more information.

November 22-23:
3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET OF BEAUFORT at Beaufort Academy Gym, 240 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island. Mark your calendar and let us take some of the hassle out of your Christmas shopping! We have arranged to have over 40 unique vendors all for your shopping enjoyment. We will kick off Friday with a “Sip & Shop” followed by a full day of shopping on Saturday where you will find a little something for everyone! We’ll even have a booth where the kids can write and mail a letter to Santa. Make plans to join us for this fun-filled, 2-day event! The Scholastic Book Fair will also be there that entire week before!
–Friday, November 22, 5-9 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
Rally the best shopping buddies and join us for an evening of one stop shopping! Bottomless Beer & Wine wristbands are available  and include beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. 21 and older only. Purchase your presale drink wristband on eventbrite for $20, or buy wristbands at the door for $30.
–Saturday, November 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
A family-friendly shopping day! Admission is FREE – Get your holiday shopping done in one stop! Bottomless mimosa wristbands are available. 21 and older only. Purchase your presale drink wristband on eventbrite for $20, or buy wristbands at the door for $30.

November 22-24:
Please join us for the 18th Annual Beaufort Homes for the Holidays Gala and Tour “A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS” IN THE HISTORIC BAY STREET AREA IN BEAUFORT. Homes for the Holidays, in its 18th year, has become a much anticipated local Holiday Tradition. This year experience true Southern Hospitality as you tour seven incredible homes in the Historic Bay Street area in Downtown Beaufort, decorated for the season by talented local designers and florists. This is a rare opportunity to view homes dating back to the 1800’s moving into the modern era showcasing a variety of styles and architecture. Kick off this festive weekend on Friday, November 22, 7–11 p.m. at the St. Peter’s Walsh Palmetto Room with a magical Gala evening. Gala featues live music by The Maxx” out of Atlanta, amazing cuisine and cocktails provided by Southern Graces as well as a live auction offering unique bidding items including fabulous trips and dining experiences. It is THE Party of the Season! Home Tours run Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, November 24, noon -3 p.m. in Downtown Beaufort.

November 22-24:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Mary Poppins Jr – Beaufort Children’s Theatre! Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. $14-$20. 7 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 23:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Met Opera Live in HD – Akhnaten! Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, conducted by Karen
Kamensek in her Met debut. $18-$20. 12:55 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 23:
Sisters Walking in Freedom presents Cornbread and Coffee Silent Auction! Start your Christmas shopping early! The Auction will be held at Sergeant Jasper Park 1458 Red Dam Road in Hardeeville on Saturday. Event runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bidding ends at 2 p.m. Bid groups include Tech Toys to Patio Party items with additional groupings in between. Bring a pick-up truck for large box items! Proceeds support Jasper County-based non-profit Sisters Walking In Freedom’s community programs. (843) 970-6932 for additional information.

November 28:
Join LowCountry Habitat for Humanity for a FUN 5K Race on Thanksgiving morning in Downtown Beaufort. Starting at 8 a.m. on  on Bay & Newcastle Streets. Run through historic downtown Beaufort and across the famous Woods bridge following a certified 5K course. Event is pet and stroller friendly. Course:  Start/finish line at Freedom Mall down Bay Street cross Woods memorial Bridge to Lady’s Island down Meridian Rd. to Youmans Drive and double back the same route to Freedom Mall.  Packet pickup will be available on Wednesday, November 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Grounded Running located at 864 Parris Island Gateway. Will will also have packet pick-up on race day starting at 7 a.m. Race day registration will be available from 7 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Age categories:  7-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Prizes awarded to overall top three Male and Female  and age divisions over 13.  Please note that awards will start at 8:45 a.m. We want to make sure everyone gets home for turkey as soon as possible.


Featured Event

Auldbrass Plantation!

Auldbrass Plantation showcases the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. Location: Combahee River, East of Yemassee on River Road, Beaufort County A true architectural treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is nestled in the backwoods of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located just outside Yemassee, Auldbrass Plantation is the only Southern Plantation designed […]

A WILD Winter

Explore the great outdoors this season and enjoy exceptional hiking and biking opportunities at area nature preserves, state parks and greenways. Bluffton Buckwalter Place Greenway Trail This 1.35-mile scenic trail attracts residents and visitors alike. Enjoy the opportunity to explore nature at your own pace. A free interpretive walking guide is available for download by scanning […]

Sea Island Magic!

The sea islands that extend along the Eastern coast of South Carolina and Georgia have a history and a style all their own. From the sandy beaches of Edisto Island, SC to the isolated beauty of Cumberland Island, GA, the South Atlantic coast boasts a variety of islands that appeal to the dreamer in each […]

The Parris Island Museum

The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is free. The Depot is home to the Marine Corps’ first Command Museum, the […]

The History Of Sea Island Cotton

In the 18th century, cotton truly was king in Beaufort. Sea Island Cotton — a strain of cotton unique to the Lowcountry — served as a lucrative crop for local planters like the Elliott, Fripp, Barnwell, Heyward, Pope and Jenkins families. After the Revolutionary War, the British market for indigo disappeared, so planters needed a […]

Hunting Island

With five miles of pristine beach, an historic lighthouse, a nature center, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet, fishing pier, trails through acres of marsh and maritime forests and oceanfront camping, Hunting Island State Park attracts more than a million visitors each year. South Carolina’s most popular state park was forever changed after Hurricane Matthew hit […]

Hunting Island Lighthouse

The historic Hunting Island lighthouse was originally constructed in 1859 and is the only lighthouse in the state of South Carolina that is open to the public. From the top platform, for those who are adventurous enough to climb the 167 step spiral staircase, one truly can get a birds eye view of the Atlantic […]


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