Tour of City Churches - December 5th

For all you heritage tourists:

The Beaufort County Historical Society is celebrating their 70th Anniversary with a Tour of Churches on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The tour will include volunteer docents at each of 8 historic churches and churchyards that are over 70 years old.

The ticket will serve as the map of this casual walking tour of the following churches: First African Baptist Church, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, The Parish Church of St. Helena, The Baptist Church of Beaufort, St. Peter's Catholic Churchyard, First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, Tabernacle Baptist Church and Wesley United Methodist Church.

Buy tickets at the Butterfly Shop on Bay Street in Downtown Beaufort or by calling call 843-785-2767. Adults are $20.00, Seniors and Students $15.00.

To learn more about the history of these churches and cemeteries, visit the Library. The Beaufort District Collection maintains vertical files about each of these faith communities. A few of the churches have full length books written about them -- some of which are available for you to check out through the local history sections at our branch libraries so you don't necessarily have to sit in the cold BDC Research Room to learn more. When SCLENDS is up and working, you can search the catalog on keywords and see what we have to let you explore these topics in more depth. Or, just give us a call at 470-6525 or e-mail us at and we'll tell you what we have in our holdings about these churches and cemeteries.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.