BEAUFORT, S.C., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Exchange Club of Beaufort's hosts its 21st annual Ghost Tours in historic downtown Beaufort, S.C., beginning Friday, Oct. 11. The annual event, available both as walking or carriage tours, benefits the Child Abuse Prevention Association of Beaufort, an organization that offers outreach programs focused on child abuse prevention and intervention. All proceeds from the tours will go to the nonprofit.
Ghost tours will be available as a 45-minute carriage ride or a 60-minute walk through Beaufort's historic district while costumed storytellers reveal ghost stories passed down for generations.
Legendary ghosts of Beaufort include Gauche, the Huguenot dwarf rumored to roam "The Castle" at 411 Craven St. and said to be one of America's oldest ghosts. Other ghosts include the Land's End Light, the ghostly lovers of Fripp Island Beach, William Baynard, and the unknown spirits living in Wigg-Barnwell House and Frogmore Manor.
Carriage tours take place Oct. 11-12, 18-20 and 25-27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tours leave every 20 minutes from the parking lot at 1006 Bay St. in downtown Beaufort. The cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child, ages 3 to 11.
Walking tours take place Oct. 19-20 and 25-26, beginning at 6:50 p.m. They leave every 20 minutes from Cannon Park, across the street from 611 Bay St.
To make reservations, call (843) 52-GHOST (843) 524-4678.
To learn more, visit http://exchangeclubofbeaufort.org/Ghost_Tours.html.
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