Please be aware that all events at the Beaufort Historic Site are open to change in light of COVID19 and will follow all of the guidelines corresponding to it. For more information please call 252-728-5225. Thank you. PLEASE NOTE: In light of COVID10 restrictions, there will be no inside tours of homes.
As with many of our events this year, our beloved Christmas Candlelight Tour will see change. However, while we are unable to tour our friends’ beautiful private historic homes, we have planned something that we are confident will still truly bring the Christmas spirit to our sweet seaport village.
On Saturday, December 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. the grounds and buildings of the Beaufort Historic Site will come to life and transport you back in time to an 18th century Christmas. For $20, you will be able to tour the Victorian Josiah Bell House c.1825, primitive Leffers Cottage c.1778, and the federal John C. Manson House c.1825. You will also have the chance to tour the Old Burying Ground and learn about Beaufort’s historic past.
As an added bonus, the English Double-Decker bus will be decked out in Christmas lights and will travel the streets of Beaufort for all to delight in holiday décor at historic private homes, inns, and more. So if you live in Beaufort, be sure to decorate early this year!
The bus will stop at a variety of inns, churches, and businesses. Some of the establishments will even be offering extra holiday cheer with fire pits, s’mores kits, music, and magically lit gardens that are perfect for a photo-op.
Don’t forget to stop in at the Old Beaufort Shop to grab holiday gifts. The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery will also be open and featuring the work of Jimmy Craig Womble, Lisa Tuchek, and Mandy Johnson.
We will be following all Covid-19 protocol. Masks and social distancing will be required, and we will have hand sanitizer handy, so all we need is you!
For more information about the tour or to purchase your ticket, visit beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street. We cannot wait to celebrate the holiday season with you.