History and Movie Van Tour

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Calendar Availability: Monday through Sunday (7 days a week) at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Beaufort Historic Van Tour

This one hour tour by van covers Beaufort’s historic district and gives you a chance to learn more about our beautiful town and its history. Our air-conditioned Beaufort Tours van takes you to sites and homes where the stars stayed in downtown Beaufort. Locations surrounding Beaufort such as The Gump Medical Center (funded by Forrest’s “gazillions” he earned running the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company), The National Cemetery where The Great Santini was buried and the bridge from Forrest Gump that he crossed on the way back east from his cross-country run – yes, the “Mississippi River” bridge in actually here in Beaufort.

Movies Filmed in Beaufort and Beaufort County

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  • The Great Santini (1979)
    Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner
    The Big Chill (1983)
    Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Kevin Kline,
    William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum (Kevin Costner-without credit)
    The Prince of Tides (1991)
    Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Blythe
    Danner, Kate Nelligan
    Daughters of the Dust (1992)
    Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers
    A Perfect World (1993)
    Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    Tom Hanks, Robin Wright (Penn), Sally Field, Gary Sinise
    The War (1994)
    Kevin Costner, Elijah Wood, Mare Winningham
    The Jungle Book (1994)
    Jason Scott Lee, Sam Neill, John Cleese
    Chasers (1994)
    Tom Berenger, Gary Busey, Marilu, Henner, Dennis Hopper
    Something to Talk About (1995)
    Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick
    White Squall (1996)
    Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage
    Last Dance (1996)
    Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher
    Gone Fishin’ (1997)
    Joe Pesci, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Willie Nelson
    G.I. Jane (1997)
    Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft
    Animals (1997)
    Linnea Quigley, Cat Eberwin, William DeFalco
    Forces of Nature (1998)
    Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tierney, Blythe Danner
    Rules of Engagement (2000)
    Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Kingsley
    Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
    Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron

Van Tour or Carriage Tour

  • Chevron down Extra movie locations seen on van tour
  • Movie Buffs, here is what you’ll see on our History/Movie tour that you wouldn’t see on a horse carriage tour:

    Film Locations

    The Big Chill – site of a scene from The Big Chill where Kevin Kline and William Hurt are jogging early in the morning discussing insider stock trading tips

    Forrest Gump – the bridge where Forrest was interviewed by reporters as he crossed the Mississippi River

    Prince of Tides – Nick Nolte’s mother’s house, where he came to visit his mother after checking on his sister Savannah in New York and having his fling with his sister’s doctor, Lowenstein, played by Barbra Streisand

    White Squall – Sailing movie with Jeff Bridges, see the location of the Greyhound Bus Station where the boys met at the beginning of the movie to head to the Caribbean

    Forrest Gump – the Gump Medical Center, which Forrest opened in “Bayou Le Batre, Alabama” after making gazillions running the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

    Something to Talk About – the School of Veterinary Medicine that Julia Roberts attended at the end of the movie

    Forrest Gump – the football practice field where he rode the Snapper tractor

    Great Santini – site of the “Missing Man Flyover Formation” during the burial of the Great Santini