Beaufort is a city on Port Royal Island.It’s known for its Antebellum mansions, especially in the downtown historic district. 304 acres of the city have been designated a National Historic Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior. Hollywood movies such as Forrest Gump, Something to Talk About, The Big Chill, and many others were filmed in or around Beaufort.
- You can visit Penn Center-Founded in 1862, the Penn Center is the site of the first academic school for freed slaves.
- You can go to Movie Sites-With over 16 movie sites in just downtown alone, and several more in the surrounding area, Beaufort has proven to be the ideal backdrop for several big time Hollywood hits.
- You can go to the Beaufort International Film Festival-An annual event that celebrates both the past and the future of film making in Beaufort and the surrounding Sea Islands.