• Upcoming Events

    "Remnants of the Rice Culture" -
    Agricultural History as Art
    featuring the photography of David Shriver Soliday
    October 20, 2016 - March 31, 2017

    "A Sea Island Lady" Tea - Verdier House - February 19, 2017

    Dinner & a Lecture - February 27, 2017

    Connoisseurs' Day Trip - March 2, 2017

    Field Session #3 - Nemours Planation - March 8, 2017

    Docent Training - Verdier House - March 15, 2017

    Architects' Tour - March 18, 2017

    Dinner & a Lecture - March 27, 2017

    Lafayette Soiree - April 22, 2017

  • Historic Beaufort Foundation
    Preserving Historic Buildings in
    Beaufort South Carolina Since 1965

    Founded in 1711, Beaufort, South Carolina, located in the heart of the Carolina Lowcountry midway between Charleston and Savannah, harbors a rich repository of 18th and 19th century houses with remarkable architectural variety. Historic Beaufort Foundation is a non-profit organization charged with the mission to preserve, protect and restore buildings and sites of historic or architectural significance in Beaufort County.

    Please remember that Historic Beaufort Foundation is a membership organization, and memberships are critical to helping continuing our work. If you're interested in becoming a member or would like to renew, please call 843-379-3331 or click here.


  • Historic Beaufort Foundation

                                         Nemours Plantation

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    March 8, 2017

    The Impact of 18th Century Rice Culture

    on 21st Century Conservation

                                                Presenter:  Dr. Ernie Wiggers,

                                                      CEO of Nemours Wildlife Foundation

    Nemours Plantation on the Combahee River is a 10,000 acre plantation turned wildlife refuge.  Touring the rice files and long leaf pine plantation, participants will learn how the 17th and 18th century rice culture has had a significant impact on conservation.

    Lunch will be on site.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  Field sessions are limited to twenty participants.  Participants should dress for the weather and will need to provide their own transportation.

    DONATION:  Member – $125 per person;  Non-member – $150 per person

    For information and reservations:  843.379.3331

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    2017 Architects’ Tour

    March 18, 2017

      $65.00 per person

    In a city known for historic architecture, this tour will celebrate the creative and distinctive contemporary

    architecture that interprets the Lowcountry and gives it a definite 21st century look

    Visit private homes in downtown Beaufort, and the nearby Sea Island of Distant and Dataw.

    Sponsored by GILBERT LAW FIRM

    Advance reservations recommended.

    Call 843.379.3331 or order online at www.historicbeaufort.org/shop



    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    9:30 am until 12:00 noon

    Docents support Historic Beaufort Foundation by giving tours at the historic Verdier House, assisting visitors in exhibitions, and providing information during educational programs. The tours are designed to offer all visitors an exciting and engaging experience that stimulates conversation, promotes an appreciation of Beaufort’s history, and presents the story of the Verdier House and its various occupants.

    If you enjoy . . .
     telling—and listening to—a good story.
     meeting new people and interacting with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles.
     working in a busy environment.

    If you have . . .
     an interest in American and local history and culture.
     strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    If you can . . .
     communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds.
     handle frequent walking and standing.

    Greeters help the Docents by answering the door, assisting visitors in the exhibits, and providing
    continuity to keep the tours on schedule. Greeters do not need to learn the Verdier House tour script.

    Call Jacque Wedler, Verdier House Director, at 843.379.6335
    or the HBF office at 843.379.3331 to reserve your space.



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       2017 Lafayette Soiree

    Joie de VivreThe Joy of Living

                         Headline Sponsor:

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    Gold Sponsors:  

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    Member tickets available now

    Non-Member tickets available March 1st

    For tickets and information call


    OR email: info@historicbeaufort.org

    Ask about our reserved “Marquis” tables!

    by Jasmina Kimova Photography

    cover guidebook

    On sale at HBF offices, the Verdier House

    and a variety of retail outlets!

    Revised and expanded with 15 years of new research, this 10th edition release is a great addition to your library!   Take a walk around the historic district and enjoy the stories of the various structures! The book features full color photography.