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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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 participate in the...more about Beaufort Historic Site

Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend Beaufort Attractions
400 Turner Street
Ste. 8
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 515-0708

April 21 - 25, 2021  Held annually in April, the Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend is a five-day event showcasing winemakers, 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 other special events.  The...more about Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend

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

The Mullet Line Trolley Beaufort Attractions
2400 Lennoxville Road
Beaufort, NC
(252) 838-1524

The Beaufort Trolley, known as the Mullet Line Trolley, runs Thursday-Sunday in downtown Beaufort from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The Trolley can also be rented for special events such as Birthday Parties, Reunions, or Weddings.

The Mullet Line name harkens back to the early 1900s when the railway system became...more about The Mullet Line Trolley

North Carolina Maritime Museum Beaufort Attractions
315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 504-7740

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 Tour Company Beaufort Attractions
108 Middle Lane
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 772-9925

Entertaining, educating, and endearing describes the high-quality tours offered by Port City Tour Company. The Beaufort Escape Room is waiting for your team to solve a mystery. Players follow an adventurous storyline to solve the clues that lead to their escape before sixty minutes is complete. The two current Escape Room...more about Port City Tour Company

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