Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 25, 2015
    • Friday, December 25, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Beaufort History Museum

    Closed for Christmas

    • Friday, January 01, 2016
    • Wednesday, January 01, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Beaufort History Museum

    Closed New Year's Day.

    • Friday, March 25, 2016
    • Sunday, April 12, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Beaufort History Museum

    Closed for Easter.

    • Thursday, November 24, 2016
    • Thursday, November 26, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Beaufort History Museum

    Closed for Thanksgiving.

    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • Sunday, May 20, 2018
    • Beaufort History Museum, The Arsenal

    The museum will be closed during the main exhibit gallery's complete renovation.  

    During this period, please view our (free) Reconstruction Beaufort exhibit, on display across the street at the NPS's Reconstruction Era  National Monument offices.

    • Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Carolina Room at Dataw Island Club
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    Advance Reservations for the Tea are required (reservations will not be available at the door the day of the event). The deadline for making reservations is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Please note that the Tea has sold out in prior years before the deadline, so making your reservations early is strongly advised!

    Please click here to read the event reservation details before making a reservation!  Thank you.


    Cheers! Beaufort History Museum invites supporters to toast The Language of Libations at the Museum’s fourth annual Tea fundraiser.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 1- 4 PM at Dataw Island Club. 

    “We are inviting everyone to attend the Tea and experience a delicious and educational afternoon while helping us to reach our fundraising goals,” said BHM Board president Carol Lauvray. “Community support is especially important to us this year because we are currently renovating the Museum and will be introducing Phase I of the new Exhibition Hall to the public this spring ”

    The Tea Committee traditionally offers an educational component along with the fun.  This year guests will learn about Tea Plantations, Sweet Tea Vodka, “Demon Rum”, and Barrel–aged Bourbon and their place in South Carolina history.  They will also sip a delightfully curated tea selection along with decadent savory and sweet delicacies, enjoy signature custom-crafted cocktails, complimentary tastings, a cash bar and a silent auction. 

    The speakers include historian Michael D. Coker, Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center Executive Director and historian who also leads the Charleston Tavern Tours, and William Hall of the Charleston Tea Company. Event sponsors are John and Danielle Troutman, Grayco Hardware and Home, Firefly Lowcountry Distillery, Hair Play Salon Color Bar, Missy Massalon Realtor of Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, Eat Local (Saltus River Grill, Plums and Hearth Wood Fired Pizza), and Eat, Sleep, Play Beaufort.

Past events

Friday, April 06, 2018 14th Annual Spring Art Walk
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 History Lecture Series: Dr. Richard Porcher on Dr. Henry Woodward
Saturday, March 24, 2018 3rd Annual Civil War Era Living History Encampment
Friday, March 16, 2018 Special Lecture: Reconstruction in Beaufort, SC and the Nation
Thursday, March 01, 2018 2017 Docent Annual Meeting
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 History Lecture Series: Jim Crow Laws in South Carolina and Their Effect on the Beaufort Area
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Winter 2017 Docent Training Classes
Friday, January 12, 2018 Free Admission Day! National Park Service Reconstruction Era Event Planned in Arsenal Courtyard
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Closed Due To Weather
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 History Lecture Series: The Battle of Port Royal Sound, 1861
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 “Politics, Pilings and Playgrounds--Henry C Chambers Riverfront Park”, a panel discussion moderated by Edie Rodgers
Friday, September 08, 2017 Closed for Hurricane Irma
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Fall 2017 Docent Training
Monday, August 21, 2017 Closing at 1pm for Eclipse
Friday, June 30, 2017 Liberty Days
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3rd Annual Beaufort History Museum Tea: Crowning Glory -- Celebrating the Role of Women’s Hats in Southern Culture
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 History Lecture Series: Tide of Death, The Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893
Thursday, April 20, 2017 History Lecture Series: History and Culture of the Gullah on St. Helena Island
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 History Lecture Series: Harriet Tubman - A Glimpse into the Life of a Woman of Courage
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 History Lecture Series: Abbie Holmes Christensen
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Reconstruction Era Living History Encampment
Friday, March 03, 2017 History Lecture Series: Beaufort In The Civil War
Saturday, February 18, 2017 History Lecture Series: Researching an African-American Family
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 History Lecture Series: Tide of Death: The Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 History Lecture Series: The Battle of Port Royal Sound
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Volunteer Greeters Orientation
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Winter 2016 Docent Training
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 History Lecture Series: Hurricanes of Beaufort’s Past
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 History Lecture Series: I Walked in Santa's Boots
Thursday, December 08, 2016 History Lecture Series: Historic Homes of Beaufort - The Anchorage
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Volunteer Greeters Orientation
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 History Lecture Series: Native American Myths, Poetry & Trickster Tales
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Thanksgiving Eve Hours
Monday, November 07, 2016 History Lecture Series: The Battle of Port Royal
Monday, October 24, 2016 History Lecture Series: Songs of the Civil War
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Fall 2016 Docent Training
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Closed for Hurricane Matthew
Thursday, September 29, 2016 History Lecture Series: Ribaut’s Road
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 History Lecture Series: Beaufort—500 Years in a Capsule
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Summer 2016 Docent Training
Friday, June 10, 2016 Reconstruction Beaufort: Islands of Hope in a Sea of Distress - New Exhibit
Thursday, June 09, 2016 South Carolina Humanities Festival
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Girls Raised In The South (GRITS) - A Tea Party and Celebration of Lowcountry Women Who Changed History -- SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Spring 2016 Docent Training
Sunday, April 24, 2016 Beaufort County Spring Tour
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 2016 CSCLHS Conference - Museum Tour
Friday, March 11, 2016 Civil War Era Living History Encampment
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Annual Meeting - Members Dinner
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Winter 2016 Docent Training
Thursday, December 31, 2015 New Year's Eve Hours
Thursday, December 24, 2015 Christmas Eve Hours
Sunday, November 22, 2015 A Place Called Home
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Pat Conroy 70th Birthday Bash
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Fall 2015 Docent Training
Thursday, October 01, 2015 'Doctuh' BUZZard Exhibit
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Revealed! The Intimate Secrets of a Victorian Woman

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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