I mean the Paul Newman WITHOUT blue eyes and that's BEW-fort, South Carolina not BOW-fort, North Carolina.
Paul Newman (left) with the Architecture Tourist away team: JoAnn, me, Linda, and Ken on the Beaufort SC waterfront. We were all smiles after the tour thanks to our tour guide MaryAnn and Southurn Rose Buggy Tours.
We approached downtown Beaufort on Highway 21 via Carteret Street. Beaufort isn't a big place but it's flat and leafy so you can't see more than half a block.
We spotted a visitor center sign at Craven Street and found ourselves at the Beaufort Arsenal. This was a nice, cool place with restrooms. They had info on walking tours, van tours, boat tours, everything tours.
We decided on a one-hour buggy tour for $18.00 each. From the arsenal we drove a few blocks to the waterfront and found Southurn Rose Buggy Tours. It's the where the horses were. We paid for 2 hours at a parking meter and were set to go.
We had the spacious 3rd row all to ourselves.
That's buggy-boss MaryAnn. She managed Paul Newman and patrons.
Here is a little taste of the tour.
We saw a lot of haint blue paint.
Beaufort First Presbyterian Church.
St. Helena's Episcopal Church was built in 1724. It was open to visitors, maybe next time.
Double porches galore.
Yellow needs no caption.
A live oak becomes an angel oak when a limb hits the ground and starts back up. This one isn't yet an angel.
There were asking $498K for this 1938 infill on Hancock Street.
This may be new but let's bless the purple.
The west end of Laurens Street is a terminated vista in yellow and white. MaryAnn seemed nonchalant as we approach it.
The north side of that yellow house. Mmm....
We couldn't see the First African Baptist Church until we were right in front. See inside in this South Carolina ETV video.
We barely scratched the surface but JoAnn and I took a liking to Paul. MaryAnn thought JoAnn's shirt looked like a carrot.
Bonus: tour patrons got a free sand dollar candy from The Chocolate Tree Candy Shop. Linda demonstrated the proper candy store stance.
We're talking Candy Hall of Fame!!!
Let's do it again.
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