Join us as we journey back to 1861 in Beaufort County. On November 7, 1861, the Battle of Port Royal changed Beaufort’s history: the town became Union Headquarters for the South, a Union hospital zone (with 16 hospitals), and thus began the Reconstruction Era.
Pat Conroy’s Beaufort
Availability: Monday through Sunday (7 days a week) at 2 p.m.
- Children (ages 4-12)
- Infants (3 and under)
Pat Conroy’s Beaufort Tour
“I’ve come home to the place I was always writing about…. I’ve tried to make Beaufort, South Carolina, my own.”—Pat Conroy, The Death of Santini
Presented in partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center. See Pat Conroy’s Beaufort in this one hour 30 minute tour of sites from Pat’s writing life— homes in the historic Point where Pat lived and wrote, sites related to his teachers and friends, his parents’ grave site, and locations connected to the filming of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini.
Following the golf cart tour, guests are also encouraged to visit the Conroy Center at 601 Bladen Street where you can see artifacts from Pat’s life, including his writing desk and chair, the Great Santini’s flight jacket, and the handwritten prologue to The Prince of Tides. Tour guests get a 10% discount on purchases of gifts and books at the Conroy Center.