Reconstruction Tour

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Duration: 2 Hours

Availability: Monday through Sunday (7 days a week) at 2 p.m.

Beaufort Reconstruction Tour

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 Reconstruction. Reconstruction refers to the period in which the states, formerly part of the Confederacy, were brought back into the United States.

This tour lasts 2 hours and covers a lot of ground by van. Learn about a period of time which has been, until now, almost forgotten. But recently the US National Park Service is beginning to realize this is an important period of history that they still have time to research and preserve for future generations.