Walking Photo Tour coming to downtown Beaufort
You can’t argue that Beaufort is profoundly photogenic. Now we can add a new walking photo tour to the list of options for our beloved visitors to enjoy. Opening on March 2nd and combining Beaufort’s beauty with its rich history, Beaufort Strolls will offer a guided historic walking photo tour of our downtown Historic District…and at 2 1/2 hours long, it certainly won’t be short on sites to see.
“Have you ever visited a town and walked around taking photos, without really knowing what it was that you were taking the photo of?”, said Nichole Grabenbauer, tour owner.
Both Nichole and fellow local Jennifer Stanley sure have, and that’s the main reason why they’ve opened the new business; to give our many visitors a more complete, near-perfect Beaufort experience.
Nichole, a certified tour guide, has enjoyed taking visitors around downtown, meandering our historic streets in a horse-drawn carriage, in previous years. “I love showing off Beaufort to our many tourists”, she said. “But, I always saw folks walking around town aimlessly taking photos of our many historic homes…that they have no knowledge of their rich history. So, I figured someone should be there to give our visitors the stories behind their photos. Now, when they return home from Beaufort they can show their photos to friends and family AND know what they’re talking about, too.”
What a great idea!
The 2 1/2 hour walking tour leaves Cannon Park as its starting spot Tuesdays through Sundays and will take folks through the photogenic Point neighborhood, back along Craven Street and even through some of Beaufort’s historic cemeteries. “Because there’s just so much to see”, Nichole said.
Tours will be given by Jennifer Stanley, herself a huge fan of our local history and a guide who has delved deep into Beaufort’s lore.
As local a local can be, Jennifer’s most proud of her family’s contributions to the local scene. Her father in law owned the Jenny, the shrimp boat used in the movie Forrest Gump. It was her husband and father in law that were operating the boat during the local filming back in the early 1990’s.
Curious? Yes, you probably are. Bring your camera and check them out online at BeaufortStrolls.com to find out how to book your tickets, and check them out on Facebook here.