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

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

Contact Information

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Beaufort, South Carolina
29902

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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

Art

Artist Studios and Gallery

 

Bay Street Gallery

Art

Original works by fourteen premiere Southeastern U.S artists

 

Greenfish Gallery

Art

One of a kind art and craft pieces

 

Cuthbert House Inn

Lodging

200-year-old restored antebellum mansion

 

Magnolia Court Guest Suites

Lodging

A comfortable way to stay

 

North Street Inn Bed And Breakfast

Lodging

The place to stay in Beaufort

 

Blackstone's Cafe

Restaurants

Come join the locals

 

Breakwater Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants

New Southern Cuisine

 

Foolish Frog

Restaurants

We specialize in fresh seafood and great steaks

 

Luther's Rare & Well Done

Restaurants

Traditional American fare and great BBQ

 

Magnolia Bakery Cafe

Restaurants

Serving Full Breakfast , Lunch, and delicious Sunday Brunch

 

Saltus River Grill

Restaurants

Historic Beaufort's Urban Seafood Grill

 

Bay Street Jewelers

Shopping

Doing Business with Southern Hospitality

 

Collectors Antique Mall

Shopping

30 dealers offering antiques, collectibles, and glassware

 

Finishing Touches Etc.

Shopping

Fine gifts and home accents

 

Frogmore's Lowcountry Store

Shopping

Representing the best of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

 

Lulu Burgess

Shopping

Gifts best described in psychiatric terms

 

Palmetto Running Company

Shopping

Gear makes a difference

 

Pearls Before Noon

Shopping

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

 

The Chocolate Tree

Shopping

Confection fantasy The Chocolate Tree!