Beaufort Walking Tours

Whether you are visiting Beaufort, considering moving here, or already calling this charming small town your home, you need to experience one of the best Beaufort walking tours ever! In this article, we feature our favorite tour and ways to make the most of this immersive experience.

There is no better way to explore the picturesque town of Beaufort, SC than on foot. You are immersed in rich history wherever you go and you can really feel it as you stroll under the swaying Spanish moss. Read on to learn about the best Beaufort walking tour.


Best Beaufort Walking Tours

No stay is complete without enjoying one of the town’s main attractions: Janet’s Walking History Tour. If you’re a local and you haven’t enjoyed this experience, trust us, you are missing out.

You can call 843-226-4412 or email to make reservations.

Our team was blown away by this walking tour! You will be swept up in the 500-year story of "The Jewel of the South" as told by Janet Matlock. Her passion for history is equaled only by her delight in telling it to visitors and locals who join her for a morning tour.

Just in case you think we may be biased (we aren’t!) take a look at Trip Advisor’s list of top tours in Beaufort here. Janet’s tour is the top walking tour and the #2 tour in the entire town, outranked only by a horse-drawn carriage ride. Since you’re here to learn about walking tours, in our eyes, she’s number one!


What To Expect: Enjoying The Best Beaufort History Tour

Immerse yourself in the past as you take in the beauty of the present. As Janet tells us, “You will hear of Indian wars, massacres, pirates, slaves, planters wealthy beyond belief, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, a great fire, a catastrophic hurricane, and the wonderful stories of the incredibly brave and tenacious people of Beaufort who lived through these times.”

Janet's two-hour Walking Tour costs only $25 per person and is available year-round. We recommend taking the tour during Fall or Spring, but a brisk winter tour is lots of fun!
The tour winds through the National Historic District of Beaufort over a leisurely two-mile stroll. Walk amongst some of the finest antebellum homes in America as you take in the sights and sounds of the Lowcountry.

Janet’s Beaufort walking tour features a “spellbinding and deeply emotional narrative” that begins and ends in front of the Downtown Beaufort Marina – one of the town’s most beautiful backdrops.

When the tour ends, be sure to enjoy lunch at one of the many fine eateries you passed during your walk such as Plum’s, Wren or Breakwater to name a few!



Explore one of Southern Living’s “Best Small Towns” in the most authentic way we know: walking among the historic buildings. We recommend enjoying Janet’s Walking History Tour; here are a few tips to make the most of it:

  1. Dress comfortably for the season and remember to bring sunscreen even if it’s cold! You will be outside for two hours.
  2. Be prepared to have fun! This is not a stuffy history tour; this is a lively and deeply interesting journey.
  3. Bringing the family? This Beaufort walking tour is best suited for children over 8. Younger children may grow tired on the walk.

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