History and Movie Tour of Beaufort by Golf Cart

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  • 1 hr

Learn about Beaufort's 300 years of rich history on this 1-hour tour. While riding in our new 8 passenger Yamaha golf cart, see beautiful antebellum homes and scenic views. Explore the town where famous movies were filmed, such as Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, and Great Santini on this exciting tour!

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Beaufort Tours

Listen to your guide narrate the 300 years of history, from the exploration of the Spanish, the French, and the English, to the Civil War, and to the Hollywood movies filmed in the town. As you drive down the streets, go past gorgeous antebellum homes and plantations. Then, see sites where iconic stars stayed while filming movies. Continue your tour by seeing The Gump Medical Center, which was funded by Forrest's profit from the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Go to The National Cemetery, where The Great Santini was buried, and the bridge Forrest Gump went over on his cross-country run.  Enjoy the incredible history, Hollywood charm, and friendly atmosphere of Beaufort on this 1-hour tour by van.

Stop At: Beaufort National Cemetery

Listen to your guide narrate the 300 years of history, from the exploration of the Spanish, the French, and the English, to the Civil War, and to the Hollywood movies filmed in the town. As you drive down the streets, go past gorgeous antebellum homes and plantations. Then, see sites where iconic stars stayed while filming movies. Continue your tour by seeing The Gump Medical Center, which was funded by Forrest's profit from the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Go to The National Cemetery, where The Great Santini was buried, and the bridge Forrest Gump went over on his cross-country run.  Enjoy the incredible history, Hollywood charm, and friendly atmosphere of Beaufort on this 1-hour tour by van.

Pass By: Robert Smalls Monument

Buried in the graveyard of the Tabernacle Baptist Church with his first and second wives and one of his daughters. Robert Smalls was a slave born in Beaufort who made a daring escape with the steamship The Planter.

Pass By: Pat Conroy Literary Center

We pass by the Center, telling lots of great Pat Conroy stories during the tour.

Pass By: USCB Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts was used in two movies filmed here is Beaufort, Forrest Gump (the Gump Medical Center), and Something to Talk About (school of vetinerary medicine for Julia Roberts at the end of the movie).

Pass By: NeverMore Books

Now a bookstore, this building was used in the scene where Julia Roberts confirmed by phone with her best friend that her husband, Dennis Quaid, was indeed sleeping with all of the women in her Savannah Women's Club.

Pass By: St. Helena's Anglican Church

Built as a Church of England, started in 1712. Now the fourth building on the property, it is open for docent led tours after our tour is over.

Pass By: John Mark Verdier House

We pass by the John Mark Verdier House, built in 1804. French General Marquis de Lafayette gave his farewell to America speech from the top floor balcony here in 1825. Open to the public Monday to Saturday for tours after our tour is over.

Pass By: The Chocolate Tree

The chocolate in the Russell Stover box of chocolates Forrest Gump had on the park bench in Savannah actually had Chocolate Tree chocolate inside. Stop by here for free chocolate Sand Dollar sample after the tour.

Pass By: Reconstruction Era National Monument

Now elevated to the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, the National Park Service downtown headquarters is pointed out during the tour. Enter inside after the tour to learn more about Reconstruction and why Beaufort was the ideal location for studying about the Reconstruction Era.

Pass By: Beaufort History Museum

The Beaufort History Museum is housed inside the Beaufort/Port Royal Convention Visitors Bureau on Craven Street.

Pass By: Bay Street

We pass by and point out shopping and restaurants along the way.

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Learn the history of the original capital of the Spanish colony of La Florida, right here in the Beaufort area. Santa Elena was the capital of La Florida for 21 years.
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