BEAUFORT, S.C., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens offers a rare tour of private, historical homes, gardens and plantations in Beaufort, S.C. from October 26 through October 28.
During the festival, three types of tours will be available to the public:
- The Walking Tour
Friday, October 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
It includes private homes in Beaufort's National Historic Landmark District and features approximately 200 years of architecture history.
- The Ramble Around Beaufort Tour
Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It offers a glimpse of historic homes, gardens and plantations within the city and countryside of Beaufort. Automobile transportation is required to visit country sites.
- The Kitchens & Cuisine Tour
Sunday, October 28 from 11:20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
It features five historic homes and a local chef prepares Lowcountry specialties at each of the home's private kitchens. Automobile transportation is required.
Tours are $45 each and advance ticket purchase is recommended. To order tickets, call (843) 379-3331; visit www.historicbeaufort.org or mail order at P.O. Box 11, Beaufort, S.C. 29901.
Collectively, the tours share three centuries of architecture and are the primary fundraiser for the Historic Beaufort Foundation.
To learn more, visit www.historicbeaufort.org.
About the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the city of Beaufort, the second oldest city in South Carolina. Founded by the British in 1711, the city has a rich history that dates back centuries with ties to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It is made up of Port Royal Island and its surrounding area within the Lowcountry. The city generates approximately two million visitors annually, and is regarded as one of the most diverse communities because of its history and architecture. It is home to one of the largest population of Gullahs, a culture known for preserving its African linguistic and cultural heritage more than any other African-American community. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Air Station and Naval Hospital call Beaufort home.
For more information, visit www.BeaufortSC.org.
SOURCE Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce