Beaufort Historic Site
Beaufort Historic Site
Come and visit a place where patriots to privateers have entered the ports near North Carolina's third oldest town. Near the coast, the town started as a fishing village. In 1713, the plan of the town took place and today is a twelve block area made part of the National Register of Historic Places.
The Beaufort Historic Site has nine buildings as well as a Welcome Center which portrays 18th and 19th century North Carolina with how life was like near the coast. The Carteret County Jail gives a bleak inside view of the criminals held there. Learning about early medicine can be fun at the Apothecary Shop and Doctors Office. A modern art gallery is in the c1732 Rustell House that is called the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery.
Educational programs are offered such as Courthouse Drama done in the the Carteret County Courthouse of 1796. A delightful time can be spent in the Living History workshop in taking a course in pine needle basket making which hopefully will not be a too prickly of a lesson . Needle tatting is available for those who didn't feel they were prick enough.
A beautiful wedding can be done on the historical site and holiday events are ready for you. You can go to Valentine's Party or the annual Easter egg hunt. There are many opportunities to enjoy different shows from antiques to arts and crafts. You can ride a double decker bus to be a part of history or learn a little about how to take care of your garden. Give yourself the opportunity to be engaged in the past at the Beaufort Historic Site and take the chance to engage in the present if you decide to propose to your sweetheart
Passing through the historical gardens, the herb section used in cooking can give you an appetite. The colonial Leffer's garden gives you a feel not only for what was grown in the 1800's but, the quanitly dressed people depict how they dressed during that era.
A cozy visit to the many authentically restored buildings can seem like traveling in a time machine. You can enjoy the guided tour as well as take an item you made in the present that represents the past. So jump into the past at the Beaufort Historic Site to have memories to share with those you love in the future.