Beaufort ~ Reconstruction Era Anniversary Festivities

Event Details

 Festivities will kick off at 10:00 am with a special program featuring music and remarks from the NPS, United States Congressional delegation and park partners at the Beaufort Arsenal, located at 713 Craven Street in Beaufort. The highlight will be the unveiling of a unique piece of art by artist Sonja Griffin Evans to celebrate the park’s anniversary. From noon-4pm, special talks, tours and activities will be offered at each of the four sites comprising Reconstruction Era National Monument. All events are free admission.
  • Beaufort Arsenal – Tours of Beaufort’s downtown Reconstruction-related sites.
  • Darrah Hall at Penn Center – Talks, junior youth praise dance and programs on Reconstruction.
  • Brick Baptist Church – Praise dances, spirituals and educational programs.
  • Camp Saxton via Fort Fredrick site – Fort tours and activities relating to the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at Camp Saxton on January 1, 1863.
  • Old Beaufort Firehouse – NPS and park partners will offer a variety of educational information about Reconstruction and historic lowcountry.