Attractions in Beaufort, NC

Favorite places in Beaufort for visitors and locals include the North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort Historic Site, Cape Lookout National Seashore, and the Core Sound Decoy Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center.  Join a boat tour of the nearby islands or a walking tour of the historical homes to get to know this lovely city.

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General Attractions

Beaufort Historic Site Beaufort Attractions
100 Block
Turner St.
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-5225

People come from far and wide to see the Beaufort Historic Site, a 2-acre area attraction made up of ten buildings, six authentically restored, in the center of town. Cared for by the Beaufort Historical Association, the site annually hosts nearly 60,000 visitors, who tour the buildings and...more about Beaufort Historic Site

Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend Beaufort Attractions
Various locations
Morehead City, Atlantic Beach
Beaufort, NC
(252) 515-0708

April  28- 30, 2017 Held annually the last full weekend in April, the Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend is a five-day event showcasing wine makers, wine distributors, and winery owners from all over the world. Local and celebrity chefs are paired with the winemakers at luncheons and dinners, seminars, art openings and...more about Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend

Cedar Island Stables Beaufort Attractions
120 Driftwood Dr.
Cedar Island, NC 28520
(252) 225-1885
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Cheryl McMahon, owner and operator of Cedar Island Stables, calls this "the most beautiful place to ride on the planet." Cedar Island Stables offers rides on well-trained horses that provide an up-close look at the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of Cedar Island. All rides are entirely on the beach. One-hour rides...more about Cedar Island Stables

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center Beaufort Attractions
1785 Island Rd.
Harkers Island, NC
(252) 728-1500

Nestled at "the end of the road" on Harkers Island, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center was established in 1992 and is a true grassroots partnership. For more than a decade the Waterfowl Museum has been a clearinghouse for heritage, traditions and history of the Down East communities of...more about Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center

400-12 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-2762

The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum works with the state-funded museum in Beaufort to underwrite new projects, purchase equipment, administer grants, fund educational and public awareness programs, and much more. Membership in the Friends of the Museum - through membership dues, donations, and volunteering -  is an extraordinary way to...more about Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum

The Mullet Line Trolley Beaufort Attractions
2400 Lennoxville Road
Beaufort, NC
(252) 504-4799

The Beaufort Trolley, known as the Mullet Line Trolley, is the most convenient way to get around town. Downtown Beaufort visitors and locals alike soak up the town’s waterfront scenery in Beaufort's newest mode of transportation, the Mullet Line Trolley. Guests are invited to hop aboard for a leisurely 20-minute ride into...more about The Mullet Line Trolley

North Carolina Maritime Museum Beaufort Attractions
315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-7317

The North Carolina Maritime Museum's mission is to preserve and interpret all aspects of the state's rich maritime heritage through educational exhibits, programs, and field trips. Its exhibits and programming focus on North Carolina's maritime history and coastal natural history.

The 18,000-square-foot building is constructed of wood, and some of its design...more about North Carolina Maritime Museum

Port City Tours Beaufort Attractions
108 Middle Lane
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 772-9925

Entertaining, educating, and endearing describe the high-quality tours offered by Port City Tour Company. If you dare, follow the Pirate Guides as they swagger the historic district of Beaufort, NC, and regale you with the ghostly past during the Beaufort Ghost Walk tour. The Shackleford Wild Horse and Shelling Safari is...more about Port City Tours

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