Beaufort 2009 Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens - Oct. 23, 24 &25

Posted by Todd Covington on Sunday, October 18th, 2009 at 11:03pm.

beaufort_historic_foundation_295This coming weekend will be a wonderful chance for those who are interested viewing in some of Beaufort's most acclaimed architecture and grounds.  The Historic Beaufort Foundation's annual "Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens” will be Friday, Oct. 23rd thru Sunday, Oct. 25th.  On tour will be historic antebellum, Victorian and early 20th century sites.  Here are schedules, descriptions and cost of each tour.

Friday, Oct. 23, 2009
5:00pm to 8:00pm or 5:30pm to 8:30pm
As daylights fades, this self paced tour highlights a range of seven historic houses, from modest cottages to grand residences that date from the 1820s through the 20th century. This evening tour will reveal all the shapes and sizes of the rich architecture in the National Historic Landmark District. Take in the breezes on the porches; be inspired by the lights on the Beaufort River, and enjoy your respite in the past. In addition, the colonial revival First Presbyterian Church (1929) will be open. This candlelight tour is an engaging entrė to the Festival. 

Tickets are $40.00 each


Saturday, October 24, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ramble through historic antebellum, Victorian and early 20th century sites scattered throughout Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District and see how Beaufort lives today. Whether surrounded by period antiques or contemporary art and furniture. Beaufort’s homeowners invite you to share in their private dwellings and cherished collections for the day. The Ramble also includes one of Beaufort’s most distinctive gardens, (the Henry Farmer House Garden). The charming Gothic Revival Beth Israel Synagogue (1907) will also be on tour. Continue on to take in a Victorian plantation as you tour the grounds of historic Pick Pocket Plantation. 

Hearty boxed lunches on the Green in the old Point Neighborhood available for an additional $16.00.  Lunch proceeds support efforts by the Beaufort County Open Land Trust to purchase the Green to prevent future development.

All sites are walkable; an automobile is required to visit the plantation site (approximately five miles from downtown.)

Tickets are $40.00 each
Lunch tickets are $16.00 each


Sunday, October 26, 2008
12:00 to 3:00 p.m. or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Experience culinary Beaufort! Local chefs create regional specialties in six private kitchens in downtown historic Beaufort. Enjoy them with a glass of wine and tour six houses which are a mix of antebellum and contemporary houses in the historic district.  (All but one are walkable, the sixth site requires automobile transportation).

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