The historic churches of downtown Beaufort are steeped in cultural history and refinement. Each structure tells its own story in the life of this important city. Situated between Savannah and Charleston, this beautiful city by the sea retains much of its antebellum charm. The churches were used as stables during the Revolutionary War and hospitals during the Civil War. Others were used as schools for Freemen before, during, and after Reconstruction. Spending a day visiting these Beaufort landmarks is soothing to the soul.
If you are looking for a seaside town where your family can relax, unplug, and unwind, look no further than Edisto Beach. This sleepy oasis sits on the Atlantic Ocean, between Charleston and Beaufort. Sit on the beach, charter a boat and fish for the big one, take a tour, rent a bike, or casually shop the island’s unique stores.
The Beaufort History Museum will reopen to the public June 16th. Located in the historic Arsenal on Craven Street has been closed amid the Coronavirus pandemic. To celebrate the museum will be offering free admission for a two-week period following the opening. The exhibit halls will be available for both docent led and self-guided tours.
With summer quickly approaching, SC Lowcountry Farmers Markets are in full swing! While social distancing and wearing masks are still important habits to keep, the markets are open and have plenty to sell! Each market takes place out of doors in the fresh air. Check your calendar, find your market basket and head to SC Lowcountry farmers market that’s closest to you!
We are preparing for guests with you in mind. We know that some things will be different, but one thing you can count on is that the Lowcountry is always glad to welcome you and will always be “Naturally Amazing.”
It’s time to start thinking about a trip to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Use the month of May to plan a relaxing vacation in an area that is perfect for scenic social distancing. When the time is right, the wide-open spaces of the Lowcountry are waiting on you.
If you are missing one of your favorite Lowcountry beaches, Hunting Island State Park reopens today. After being closed for a month, they will open with some limitations for the protection of both staff and visitors.
Standing sentinel in the isolated woods of Colleton County, Pon Pon Chapel of Ease was once the center of a bustling thoroughfare. Located on what was once a busy stagecoach road, the ruins of this beautiful chapel are all that remains in the area. During the early days of American history, Parker’s Ferry Road connected Charleston and Savannah. President George Washington used this road during his 1791 Spring Tour. Rumor has it he even stopped to worship at the chapel.
If you are eagerly anticipating the reopening of Lowcountry state, parks, your wish will be granted on May 1st! There will be some changes and adjustments to familiarize yourself with before you head out.
Crystal Lake Park can be found just across the bridge from Beaufort, on Lady’s Island. This 25-acre park winds through forested habitats, salt marsh and around Crystal Lake. Boardwalk leads over saltwater wetlands, to the beautiful 7-acre crystal lake.