Category Archives: Historic Beaufort

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 […]

Christopher Columbus Discovered…Pineapples

Pineapples are native to South America, and they were transplanted in the Caribbean by the Carib Indians. While visiting with cannibals on the island of Guadeloupe in 1493, Christopher Columbus declined the cooked human body parts that were offered by his hosts. To prove that he was not a rude explorer, Columbus accepted a piece […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eliza Lucas Pinckney: South Carolina Botanist

Eliza Lucas was born in 1722 on the island of Antigua in the West Indies. She was sent to Europe for her education, but in 1739, returned and was put in charge of her father’s indigo plantation located “upon the Wappoo, a salt creek connecting the Ashley with the Stono, and only separated from the […]

African American History

In Beaufort, a picturesque old port town is located on Port Royal Island, one of 64 Sea Isles, which make up Beaufort County. This area is known as the South Carolina Low Country. It is 45 minutes north of Hilton Head Island and 1½ hour south of Charleston. Founded in 1711, Beaufort is the second […]