Come enjoy Beaufort, SC for the Summer!

In the Summer Beaufort SC prices can be 1/3 less for comparable hotel and restaurant meals than expensive next-door sister cities Charleston and Savannah.  Because of that, savvy travelers are now using Beaufort as a base and do day trips to Savannah (40 min. away) and Charleston (1 hr. 15), plus you don’t have to move your bags around as much checking in and out.  Also golf guests at the Rhett house have exclusive access to three championship private golf clubs both in town and within a 30 min drive-The Sanctuary, Dataw, and Palmetto Bluff, instead of having to stay at just one location and the course there.

Rhett House Inn’s Sesquicentennial Birthday Celebration!

RHouseFrontFullThe Rhett House Inn celebrates it Sesquicentennial in 2015—150 years as a beloved historic Inn serving visitors to Beaufort SC. In 1865 after Union troops who had occupied the building retreated at the close of the Civil War, the William Rhett house became an Inn for the first time and operated that way for the rest of the 19th century and into the 20th. Manhattanites and former fashion designer Marianne and Steve Harrison have been the proud owners for the past 28 years and the Inn has been awarded the coveted AAA Four Diamond award for the past 26 of those years.

  • “Loved the champagne upon arrival”
  • “Great Southern Breakfast”
  • “Amazing after dinner deserts”
  • “Walk to everything”
  • “Super attentive staff”

These are just a few of the rave reviews you will see about us on Trip Advisor. Come join in the celebration of one of the South’s great historic landmarks and sit by our roaring fire with a great glass of wine or a slice of our famous bourbon ­pecan pie.

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4th of July, 2015 Celebration & Fireworks at the Sands of Port Royal4th of July, 2015 Celebration & Fireworks at the Sands of Port Royal

Sat 7/4/15 at 5:00 pm – Sat 7/4/15 at 9:30 pm

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks at he Sands of Port Royal. Hosted by the Town of Port Royal and Historic Port Royal Foundation 5:00 pm till after fireworks display ends. Hamburgers, hot dogs, face painting, jump castles and much more. www.portroyal.org.


60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

July 17 thru 26, 2015

Save the Dates for the 60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival, July 17 thru 26, 2015. July 17 – July 26, 60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival, Beaufort, SC, www.bftwaterfestival.com Celebrating 60 years in 2015! Opening weekend includes an air show, raft races, children’s road fishing, a Saturday evening concert, Children’s Day and teen dance on Sunday. The final weekend includes the Grand Parade, Dragon Boat race, musical concert, the Commodore’s Ball, Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats. An Arts & Crafts Market is open daily during the festival. Tickets go on sale in March 2015. For complete schedule click here: bftwaterfestival.com


Rhett House Inn BeachHunting Island State Park

August 1 thru 31, 2015

Hunting Island State Park is located just 16 miles east of the historic town of Beaufort and is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in South Carolina. This 5,000 acre park and it’s 3 miles of natural beach hosts more than a million visitors a year. It’s a place where you can truly find yourself again. It’s a place where humans and nature have always seem to co-exist. Park Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time). Park Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Park Admissions Fee – cost per person: Adults: $5, SC Seniors, $3.25, Children 6-15, $3, Children 5 & Under, Free. huntingisland.com.

Rhett House Inn Farmer's MarketFarmers Market August – Wednesdays, 2015 Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market, May – September! 2-6 p.m. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavilion. Join us each week and visit Area Farmers & Growers, Live Entertainment, Prepared Foods made with local ingredients. (843) 525-6644.

Rhett House Inn August Event St. PetersHistoric Tours

August – Fridays & Saturdays:

Tours of Historic 1846 St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Graveyard. 1-3 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 710 Carteret St. Free. (843) 522-9555 or stpeters-church.org.


Penn Center - Labor DayPenn Center Hosts Labor Day Event

September 7, 2015

Please join us for the Labor Day Program on September 7, 2015, which begins at 11:00AM at the Frissell Community House. There will be special vocal performances by La Verne Harrison & Scott Allen Gibbs. There will be a special guest speaker: Dr. J. Herman Blake.

Labor Day Festivities begin at 12:30pm and end at 4:00pm. A fundraiser Fish-Fry, BBQ Ribs & BBQ Chicken, DJ Music and Island Cruzers Car Showcase, Gullah Geechie Island Bike Ride, and Art Fair and Flea Market. Contact Information: Penn Center 843.838.2432; Island Cruzers 843.263.0654

Pick'n by the RiverPickin’ By The River ~ Free Event September 19, 2015 Pickin by the River is a free event held at the Henry C Chambers waterfront park 4 times a year.Our dates for this year are: Saturday, April 4, 2015; Saturday, May 2 , 2015; September 19, 2015 and October 17, 2015 from noon till 5:30 pm. Stage show and open jams throughout the park, beginner to advanced musicians welcome. NO Alcohol, no amplifiers and no drums. All Acoustic Bluegrass, Country & Folk Music. Everyone welcome; bring a lawn chair… for more info please contact Pat at (843) 379-9084


Auldbrass PlantationRarely open to the public

November 7th & 8th 2015:

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Auldbrass Plantation
Ticket price $110 per person – self guided tour of plantation house, outbuildings and gardens
10am-4pm (Rain or Shine) Limit 10 tickets per person. No paper tickets will be issued (Name at gate)

Reservations available beginning Aug 10–14, 2015Phone: Beaufort Country Open Land Trust (843) 521-2175 or Auldbrass Plantation/a>.
Pre-sale date Open Land Trust member