Come enjoy Beaufort, SC for the Fall!

In the Fall 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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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


Beaufort Shrimp Festival 2015Beaufort Shrimp Festival

October 2nd & 3rd 2015:

Friday & Saturday

Free Admission! The beautiful, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for The Beaufort Shrimp Festival produced by Main Street Beaufort, USA, in downtown Beaufort.

15 local restaurants will be featuring their best shrimp dishes and competing for the Silver Cup award.
Purchase tickets for $1 each and use them at food & beverage booths. Items usually cost 2-8 tickets.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite restaurant in the People’s Choice Award, compete in the Shrimp Heading or Shrimp Peeling (for children) competition, and adopt a Shrimp in Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Rubber Shrimp Race.


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