Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens – – In The Beaufort Style
October 22 - October 24
Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens — In The Beaufort Style
Dates: October 22, 23 & 24
Event is rain or shine. Tickets are non refundable.
October 22 – 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Friday Luncheon and Lecture
In The Beaufort Style, presented by Historic Beaufort Foundation Executive Director Cynthia C. Jenkins, 2021 Recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Preservation.
Members: $65 | Non-Members: $75
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 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.
Friday Walking Tour of National Historic Landmark District
October 22 | 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Members: $65 | Non Members: $75
During the Friday Walking Tour of the National Historic Landmark district, patrons are invited to explore Beaufort from a rare vantage point as gracious property owners open their private homes and gardens to public view. This year’s homes represent the best of The Beaufort Style and reflect Beaufort’s eclectic architectural history from a late 18th century riverside manor to a charming Victorian cottages. Master Gardeners will be on site to interpret garden locations.
Saturday Afternoon Country Retreat & Lowcountry Picnic
October 23 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Member: $75 | Non Member: $85
Visitors will have a truly southern experience at this country estate nestled along the banks of the Combahee River in Prince William Parish. Price includes a Lowcountry picnic. A 30-minute drive from downtown Beaufort.
Sunday In The Beaufort Style – a part HBF’s Scholar Series
October 24 | 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Members: $100 | Non Members: $125
**Tickets are limited for this exclusive event.**
Enjoy a truly unique morning tour and light southern brunch as we celebrate The Beaufort Style at this exclusive event. Nestled in formal gardens, this rare house exhibits the influence of Adam and the emerging Federal Styles of architecture. As is typical of The Beaufort Style, the tabby house faces south, has a T-shape, a hipped roof, and a two story portico, resting on a raised foundation. Indepth interpretations will be provided by noted experts.