The Beaufort History Museum

Come spend an afternoon learning the history of Beautiful Beaufort by the Sea.

Beaufort History Museum

The Beaufort History Museum can be found in the historic Arsenal on Craven Street in the heart of the historic district. The 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.

The Beaufort History Museum focuses specifically on the history of Beaufort. Artifacts and documents tell compelling stories of the area from the early 16th Century through modern times. You can find the museum at 713 Craven Street in historic downtown Beaufort. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For questions call 843-379-3079.

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