Main Exhibit Hall

The Beaufort History Museum strives to manage and display the City of Beaufort’s collection of artifacts, documents and photos, which tell in a compelling manner the fascinating stories of the area. 

Highlights are the arrival of the Native Americans, the first settlers; the European explorations of the early and mid-16th Century; the Revolutionary War; the rice, indigo and cotton Plantation Culture; the antebellum decades, secession and the Civil War; Reconstruction; the Spanish American War; and growth to present times. 

Through community engagement, children’s programs, educational opportunities and social events the museum provides many services to visitors and local residents.

Click here to view the panels and see them in detail, with links to in-depth articles and stories!

Our mission is to preserve, portray, and promote 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. Mailing Address: PO Box 172, Beaufort, SC 29901 

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