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Fall Festival of
Houses & Gardens

October 21st & 22nd

Event is rain or shine. Tickets are non refundable.

Historic Beaufort Foundation’s annual Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens is set for October 21-22.  One of the Lowcountry’s most-anticipated annual events, this year’s Saturday tour focuses on the Point neighborhood in the heart of Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark district. Historic homes, beautiful gardens, tree lined streets and an historic Church highlight this special tour. Sunday’s tour and southern brunch provides a unique glimpse of town and country living in Beaufort during the late 19th and early 20th century. The Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens and the Lafayette Soiree are the primary annual fundraisers for the foundation. Proceeds from the tours, assist HBF to ensure that Beaufort’s historic and architectural legacy remains strong.

“The Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens is the best time to experience Beaufort's extraordinary setting and architecture as gracious property owners open their private homes and exquisite gardens to public view.” said Cynthia Jenkins, executive director of Historic Beaufort Foundation. “To experience the interiors of these houses and to walk their gardens is truly magical.”  

Saturday Tour of THE Point

The Saturday tour will lead visitors through an historic and architectural timeline dating from the 19th century and into the economic recovery of the early 20th Century.  Saturday highlights include the George Moss Stoney House, built ca. 1823 and remodeled in the 1840s; and First African Baptist Church, ca. 1861. Another highlight this year is the The John Mark Verdier House, which underwent a comprehensive exterior renovation in 2021 followed by a rare restoration in 2023 of the Federal Period door surround and entrance.  This year’s Saturday properties are located on the Point and in historic downtown Beaufort.  

Sunday Tour & Southern Brunch at historic Pick Pocket, a farmstead and former plantation

Sunday’s tour and southern brunch will lead visitors to a secluded 15-acre farmstead and former plantation nestled among pecan trees and mature live oaks less than half a mile from one of Beaufort’s busiest intersections. One of the earliest Truck Farming properties remaining in Beaufort, the ca.1905 farmhouse, barn and packing shed have been transformed into an event venue and guest house with the goal of maintaining the property’s rich history and Lowcountry way of life.

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