Beaufort County South Carolina
Horse and Buggy Tours
City of Beaufort SC Historical Carriage Tours
You have to give Beaufort County South Carolina credit for being a true jewel along the Low Country coast. There is always something to see and
learn in this city that is a mixture of Old Southern pleasures and modern day delights.
I have tagged along on walking tours around the Town of Beaufort and have driven along many of the most popular scenic routes myself. To my way
of thinking nothing can top the horse and buggy rides that are available.
Southurn Rose Buggy Tours
offer a lot of tour for a reasonable price. The drivers give a 50 minute ride and the
Tour Guides are historically certified. They happily tell you the history, point out unusual features or sites, and do a good job of keeping
the event lively and educational with this historical City of Beaufort SC tour.
Their tour route takes you through the Point neighborhood and the downtown historic district in the Town of Beaufort. Be sure to take along a
camera because you will be driven to some wonderful homes that have been used for movie locations. I only had my phone with me, so the
few shots that I got were not that great.
Forget Your Car In The Town of Beaufort
I have to say that these carriage rides will make you forget about cars and taxis, at least for a little while. There is something
incredibly relaxing about just leisurely traveling along that seems to whisk you back in time.
One thing to keep in mind is that there are always special events that involve these horse drawn carriages. At Halloween there are
ghost tours in the Town of Beaufort, and this is the one that I am most looking forward to this year. What better way to visit the haunted sites of
the town than with a horse and buggy?
I have heard that before the tours begin you get matches to light in case the spirits get too frisky. As many Beaufort County South Carolina residents
are aware, ghosts are kept at bay because of the sulfuric smell created by a burning match. No one has yet told me what you do if
you run out of matches though, so I may keep a couple of packs in my pocket just in case.