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The North Carolina Coast Sights

Beaufort Historic Site

Updated 10/09/2012

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In the center of town, the historic site consists of 10 buildings dating from 1732 to 1859, 8 of which have been restored, including the 1796 Carteret County Courthouse and the 1859 Apothecary Shop and Doctor's Office. Don't miss the Old Burying Grounds (1709), where Otway Burns, a privateer in the War of 1812, is buried under his ship's cannon; a nine-year-old girl who died at sea is buried in a rum keg; and an English soldier saluting the king is

buried upright in his grave. Tours, either on an English-style double-decker bus or by guided walk, depart from the visitor center.

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Sight Information

Address:

150 Turner St., Beaufort, North Carolina, 28516, USA

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Phone:

252-728–5225; 800-575–7483

Sight Details:

  • $8 tour
  • Mon.–Sat., walking tours at 10, 11:30, 1, and 3. Bus tour: Apr.–Oct., Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat. at 11 and 1:30. Burying Ground tour: June–Sept., Tues.–Thurs. at 2:30

Updated 10/09/2012

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