The Lowcountry Revolutionary Trail winds through Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties. It follows the path of Dr. Uzal Johnson of the New Jersey Volunteers during the Revolutionary War.
Visitors to Beaufort History Museum are invited to explore the history of Fort Fremont, a fortification built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Saint Helena Island in 1898, by viewing a special exhibit that displays award-winning images and a modern instructional video featuring exclusive drone photography of the site
The Anchorage was built around 1770 by Ralph Emms Elliott. Upon his death, the house passed to William Elliott. The tabby construction house is thought by many to be the most elegant house on the bay. William Elliot was a politician, planter, sportsman and author. He entertained the Marquis de Lafayette at this home in 1825.
The health and safety of those who live or visit the SC Lowcountry is of top priority to us.
Beaufort, Hilton Head, Bluffton and Walterboro have all have mandatory mask ordinances during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Protocols have been put in place to protect you and reduce the risk of virus transmission. The following cities across the Lowcountry have mandatory mask ordinances:
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.