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Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens — In The Beaufort Style

October 22, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens

Dates: October 22 & 23rd 2022


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Event is rain or shine. Tickets are non refundable.



Downtown Beaufort Art & Merchant Walk

Friday, October 21
5-8 p.m.
Participating Downtown galleries and merchants will be open till 8:00 p.m. to kick off the fall tour weekend.
Downtown Beaufort features a vibrant Arts community that represents more than 400 artists!

Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens – In the Beaufort Style


Saturday Tour

Saturday, October 22, 2022

10AM to 4PM

Join HBF for a tour of Beaufort’s treasured National Historic Landmark District.

The Saturday walking tour will take visitors through modest cottages to grand residences to historic churches dating circa 1786 through the early 20th century Highlights include the Milton Maxcy House, ca.1810 and remodeled in the 1850s; the William Ritchie House, ca. 1883; “Petit Point”, ca. 1855; the Talbird-Sams House, ca.1786; the Adam Davis Hare House, ca.1924; and the Parish Church of St. Helena, ca.1817-1842; and Churchyard, Of special note is the inclusion this year of one of the rare officer’s cottages that was saved and relocated from Parris Island to the Point.


The John Mark Verdier House, which underwent a comprehensive exterior renovation in 2021 taking it back to its 1804 paint scheme, is also included on the Saturday tour this year. The renovation earned statewide honors.



$75 per person (non-members)

$60 per person (HBF members)


Sunday’s Brunch & Tour – SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 23, 2022

9:30 AM to 1pm

Join HBF for an exclusive tour and southern brunch at Tidalholm – the Edgar Fripp House, ca. 1853, as HBF’s Executive Director, Cynthia Jenkins discusses the Beaufort Style of Architecture and way of life.



$150 per person  (non-members)

$130 per person (HBF members)


In the Beaufort Style

Just as Charleston and Savannah developed unique individual styles of residential architecture in the early years of the 18th century so did their smaller neighbor located between the two on Port Royal Island in the old Beaufort District.  Beaufort, South Carolina’s second oldest town, founded in 1711 did not grow as fast the two larger more urban towns but was just as strategically settled on a bend in the Beaufort River.

The Beaufort Style reflects the rural setting of the new town plan laid out following the natural bends of the river as it wraps around Beaufort’s famous Point.  Sometimes referred to by architectural historians as a “plantation style come to town”.  Beaufort’s architectural heritage clearly reflects both topographic and climatic conditions with key design elements that ensured more comfort in the sub-tropical climate of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Historic Beaufort Foundation’s annual Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens offers the unique opportunity to visit inside private houses, gardens and country estates.  Take the short journey south this October to experience the charm and character of our smaller 18th century town and explore the architecture and setting of our National Historic Landmark District.


**2022 Fall Tour Wristbands will be required for entry into all tour sites. All Saturday Ticket holders will check-in and receive their wristband and tour program on Saturday, October 22 between 9AM and 2PM at the 2022 Tour Station, Arsenal Courtyard, 713 Craven Street (adjacent to the Beaufort Visitors Center).  
Sunday Tour & Brunch Ticket Holders will receive instructions by email for retrieval of their wristbands and programs. 


Thank You to our Sponsors



October 22, 2022
October 23, 2022