Information about Beaufort, SC and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

Low Country history, Southern grace

"Low Country history, Southern grace"

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A little about Beaufort

Beaufort is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina, second only to Charleston. Nearby Parris Island was France's first colony in the New World. 304 acres of this small town have been awarded National Historic Landmark status. Because of its southern motif, Beaufort is a frequent location for films including The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, and Forrest Gump. Walk our historic district, stop in our shops and galleries and taste some low-country cooking. You can also kayak, bike and hike.

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The history of Beaufort

The Lowcountry region had been subject to numerous European explorations and failed attempts at colonization before the British founded the city in 1711. The city initially grew slowly, subject to numerous attacks from Native American tribes and threats of Spanish invasion. It flourished first as a center for shipbuilding and later, when the colony was established as a slave society, as the elite center for the Lowcountry planters through the Civil War. Several months after hostilities began between the states, Beaufort was occupied by Union forces following the Battle of Port Royal. Due in part to its early occupation, the city attracted escaping slaves. The Union declared the slaves emancipated and initiated efforts at education and preparation for full independence. The Freedman's Bureau worked with local blacks during Reconstruction

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Businesses in Beaufort, South Carolina

Here is a collection of local Beaufort, South Carolina businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Lodging Restaurants Shopping


Atelier On Bay


Artist Studios and Gallery


Bay Street Gallery


Original works by fourteen premiere Southeastern U.S artists


Greenfish Gallery


One of a kind art and craft pieces


Cuthbert House Inn


200-year-old restored antebellum mansion


Magnolia Court Guest Suites


A comfortable way to stay


North Street Inn Bed And Breakfast


The place to stay in Beaufort


Blackstone's Cafe


Come join the locals


Breakwater Restaurant & Bar


New Southern Cuisine


Foolish Frog


We specialize in fresh seafood and great steaks


Luther's Rare & Well Done


Traditional American fare and great BBQ


Magnolia Bakery Cafe


Serving Full Breakfast , Lunch, and delicious Sunday Brunch


Saltus River Grill


Historic Beaufort's Urban Seafood Grill


Bay Street Jewelers


Doing Business with Southern Hospitality


Collectors Antique Mall


30 dealers offering antiques, collectibles, and glassware


Finishing Touches Etc.


Fine gifts and home accents


Frogmore's Lowcountry Store


Representing the best of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.


Lulu Burgess


Gifts best described in psychiatric terms


Palmetto Running Company


Gear makes a difference


Pearls Before Noon


Antiques, vintage and amazing one-of-a-kind finds


The Chocolate Tree


Confection fantasy The Chocolate Tree!