Historic Beaufort Walking Tour

Tour Description

Discover the historic homes in Beaufort that once belonged to the town’s earliest sea captains, seafarers, and merchants. Stroll leisurely down the tree-lined streets as your local guide tells you about Beaufort’s past.

The Beaufort historic district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. There are about 285 historic homes in the district; of these, over 150 boasts plaques awarded to home at least 100 years old, dating back to the late 1700s.

This is an easy walking tour for people of all ages.

See everything Beaufort has to offer and why this North Carolina town rivals any seaside destination, earning the town its title of “America’s Favorite Town” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “Coolest Small Town in America” by Budget Travel Magazine and “Best Yachting Town” by Yachting magazine.

The Historic Beaufort Walking Tour is limited to fifteen (15) participants, allowing for a more intimate and manageable group that offers you maximum enjoyment.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several different award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

Prefer a bicycle version of this tour? See our Hidden Beaufort Tour.

Telephone Reservations Available 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Questions? Give us a call at (252) 648-1011

Tour Details

Days & Times:  Daily – 9 a.m. Schedules are subject to change.

Prefer a different time? Use our Create a Tour option.

Availability: Year-Round – Rain, or shine.

Minimum: No minimum.  Single tours welcome.

Duration: 1 to 1¼ hours.

Fee: $20 per person, inclusive. Includes local guide, bottle of water, and taxes.

Ages: All ages. Strollers and wheelchairs welcome. Limited availability. Private tours, at no additional fee, can be arranged for groups or families. 

​Location: Downtown Beaufort, historic district, and waterfront.

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“We built our visit of Beaufort, NC around this well-organized, content-rich casual bike tour around this coastal town.”
— TripAdvisor customer


“Can I tell you, this was the part of the weekend I couldn’t wait to experience!”
— Carolina STYLE Magazine

Beaufort History Books

Authentic Histories of the Homes, Buildings, Sites & Families. Researched and Compiled by Beaufort artist, researcher, and historian Mary Warshaw.  These books are available in the Welcome Center at Hungry Town Tours:

Historic Beaufort, North Carolina
A Unique Coastal Village Preserved
This 200-page volume focuses on Beaufort’s unique collection of 285 historic homes built from the 1770s to the early 1900s—all presented street-by-street, with images and histories of the families who called them home. Softcover, $29.95, plus tax. Publisher currently out of stock.

The Colors of Beaufort, North Carolina
Besides 50 featured paintings and family histories, woven into this book are many other histories, from those who first touched the sand banks to the history of the Beaufort plaque – all with full-color Gicleé-quality images. 200-pages. Hardcover, $42.50, plus tax.

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