Welcome to Beaufort History Museum

Whether you were born into a family that’s been in Beaufort for generations or have just come here, chances are you are under Beaufort’s spell. For centuries, Beaufort’s natural beauty has attracted us to her, and once here, we feel we are home.  Learn more about our museum...
Nigerian Air Force exchange students from Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia visit Beaufort History Museum (May 15, 2021). Click on image to visit our Facebook page, view more images and learn more about this visit.

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Plan Your Visit

OPENING HOURS:

Tues - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM*,
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM*

*Please call beforehand to confirm museum staff availability.


MUSEUM location:

The Arsenal
713 Craven Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 (843)-525-8500

Directions



Events

Volunteers

We offer an ongoing program to train Volunteer Docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons. The training curriculum covers all aspects of history relating to Beaufort. Visit our Volunteers page to learn more about becoming a volunteer.

Beaufort in the Movies

Beaufort, South Carolina's lowcountry setting has been a major location in the filming of over 20 major motion picture productions including such iconic classics as:

  • Forrest Gump;
  • The Great Santini;
  • The Big Chill; and,
  • The Prince of Tides.


Click here to view the trailer of this new romance movie where Beaufort, South Carolina becomes Willow Valley, Alabama.

Who we are

Beaufort History Museum, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation under and by virtue of the laws of the State of South Carolina as contained in Chapter 33, Section 31, of the South Carolina Code of Laws and Internal Revenue Code 1986, Section 501(c)3. It is devoted to facilitating, displaying, and managing, to the extent permitted by the City Council of Beaufort, South Carolina, the collection of art and artifacts owned now or in the future by the City of Beaufort, South Carolina.

Our mission is to preserve, promote and interpret the experiences of our past that influence us now and in the future.

The Beaufort History Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

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