Author Archives: Beaufort Online

No-see-ums: Scourge of Beaufort

You are enjoying a warm and sunny Saturday morning watching your child’s game on the bleachers when you are swarmed by tiny, hungry little gnats. The bites leave white swollen dots surrounded by irritated red skin. Sand gnats are blood-sucking insects that live in sandy and moist areas like we have here on the marshy […]

My Family's Favorite Spots in Beaufort

I hear people ask me all the time, “What is there to do in Beaufort?” I will admit that for some locals, the town of Beaufort, SC, isn’t as “hopping” as some towns- until recreation time hits. My family usually has a few spots we try to focus on. Hunting Island Beach and Lighthouse As […]

Introduction To Beaufort Architecture

[singlepic id=52 w=320 h=240 float=right]The community which is now Beaufort had its beginning in 1710, when Barbadian planters, English indenture servants, tradesmen, and religious dissenters came here to seek their fortunes. These early settlers built houses of clapboard and of tabby, a durable cement-like material composed of oyster shells, sand and a lime obtained through […]

Beaufort’s Kazoo Factory

The Kazoo Factory, a.k.a. Kazoobie Kazoos hosted two back-to-back field trips today for kindergarten children from St. Helena Early Education. Production manager and tour guide, Melody Toombs, gave the children a demonstration of different kazoos that have been played throughout American history. She was given a hearty round of applause from the children after each […]

Visit the Parris Island Museum

Ooh-rah! Two of the best things about Beaufort, SC, our history & our military, come together in one place: the Parris Island Museum is located at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island in Beaufort, SC.  Exhibits feature the “long and honored history and traditions of the Marine Corps.” Admission is free, and the hours are […]

Beaufort Arsenal Museum And Visitor’s Center

The Beaufort Arsenal Museum is located on 713 Craven Street in Beaufort, South Carolina. Many relics of nature, war and early industry are housed there. Once an arsenal, this building was constructed in 1798 of brick and tabby. Construction of the Beaufort Arsenal was begun in 1795 and was completed by 1799. Construction was entrusted […]

Nancy Owen & Night Creatures at Hunting Island

Nancy “Maudy” Owen is currently caring for four owls and three bats, all part of Turtle Spring Farm which is “devoted to the care, rehabilitation and release of injured, orphaned or sick raptors and bats and to the education of humans regarding the importance of predators in nature.” This program, “Creatures of the Night Plus […]