If American history is your thing, then you couldn't hardly find a better place to explore it than in Beaufort's Historic District. A National Historic Landmark since 1973, Beaufort's Historic District is a rich collection of antebellum architecture, reflecting the styles of the interwar period of the 1800's. As you go through the area, you find a variety of historic homes, gardens, commercial buildings, houses of worship and graveyards, with some open to the public. The commitment of the Beaufort community to maintain these structures has added to the attraction to this area.
Beaufort's Historic District is actually made up of 5 separate neighborhoods, each with it's own identity. Downtown is made up mainly of commercial structures and located along Bay Street. This neighborhood also contains Henry Chambers Waterfront Park, overlooking the Beaufort River.
Some of the oldest and most lavish historic homes are located in The Point. The impressive mansions of this neighborhood are mostly of Victorian and Queen Anne style and located between Carteret Street and the Beaufort River.
Just west of Downtown are the easily recognized homes and U.S. District Courthouse of The Bluff neighborhood, located along Bay Street and North Street.
Despite redevelopment, The Old Commons still holds on to the southern style of architecture that once defined the neighborhood. This area was once a place where you could find a variety of structures and sites, such as homes, graveyards, and chapels.
Between Charles Street and Prince Street is The Northwest Quadrant, made up of late 19th and early 20th century homes.
Among some of the many historic sites to visit here in the Historic Downtown area, you'll want to focus on some of the highlights, such as The Anchorage, Barnwell-Gough House, Robert Smalls House, The Cobbler's Cottage, John Mark Verdier House, and Tabby Manse.
Not only is Beaufort's Historic District a great place to discover the history of America, but an even better place to live. You can find a number of fine historic homes available for sale on our website.
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