HBF announces Fall Tour of Homes Oct. 21 – Oct. 23

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Tickets are on sale now for the 2011 Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens!

“PURCHASING ANTIQUES FOR HISTORIC INTERIORS”

Luncheon and Lecture with Antiques Expert Judith Miller

Dataw Island Clubhouse on Friday, October at 12:00

$55 per person

On Friday, October 21, Judith Miller, an internationally acclaimed antiques expert, author, and founder of Miller’s Antiques Price Guide, will present a lecture entitled, “Purchasing Antiques For Historic Interiors” while guests enjoy an elegant luncheon at the Dataw Island Clubhouse.  Judith began collecting in the 1960s and has written more than 100 books.   Judith resides in London UK. She is a frequent lecturer at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Smithsonian.   Don’t miss out on this fascinating and informative event!

WALKING TOUR

Beaufort Historic District

Friday, October 21

3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  or 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

$45 per person

A late afternoon stroll is a favorite way to see Beaufort.  This perennially popular tour includes eight private houses in the city’s National Historic Landmark District, the state’s largest.  The private homes open this afternoon represent the variety of architectural styles built in the city over the past two hundred years.  Among those on tour are The Milton Maxcy House, also known at Secession House and The Leverett House on Bay.  Several homes on the Point are featured including the Thomas Hazel House, the Williams Johnson House and the Trescott House.   This self-paced walking tour also includes a tour of the Verdier House, circa 1805, which is Historic Beaufort Foundation’s house museum.

 

RAMBLE AROUND BEAUFORT

Saturday, October 22

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  or  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

$45 per person

Today’s tour is a wonderful combination of houses that gives visitors a clear picture of the various historic buildings that together weave the tapestry of the Lowcountry’s architectural styles from simple to grand, from houses in the city  to country retreats and plantations.  The George Moss Stoney House and The Robert Means House are among the eight properties open today.  A short drive from town will take you to Darlington House and Wimbee Creek Farm, two country retreats reflecting the owners’ interest in preserving antique buildings and creatively using them to create exquisite homes.  Not to be missed are the exquisite gardens and grounds of Dean Hall Plantation’s exquisite gardens and grounds, which are open just for today, are not be missed.

 *Automobile transportation required to visit country sites.

 

LATE AFTERNOON AT THE TABBY RUINS, SPRING ISLAND

Saturday, October 22

4:00 to 6:30  

$45 per person

The community of Spring Island has generously opened the tabby ruins for Fall Festival participants.  Beginning at 4:00 on Saturday, October 22, guests are invited to spend an afternoon at the tabby ruins, visit the African-American cemetery, and to view the nearby Praise House as well as enjoy a wine and cheese reception.  The B.J. Scott Choir of Huspah Baptist Church will perform at the tabby ruins at both 4:30 and 5:30.

 

KITCHENS & CUISINE

Sunday, October 23

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   

$45 per person

 Experience culinary Beaufort!  Local chefs will create regional specialties in private kitchens in houses on Lady’s Island, Newpoint and Coosaw Island. Five chefs, five houses!  A fun way to spend Sunday afternoon!

*Automobile transportation required.

 

ORDERING TICKETS

You may order a la carte or purchase the complete tour package which includes one ticket to each event for $215

Telephone or fax orders—Credit card only

Telephone:  843-379-3331    fax:  843-379-3371

ORDER ONLINE:  www.historicbeaufort.org 

Mail order:  P.O. Box 11, Beaufort, SC  29901

 

TOUR HEADQUARTERS & TICKET OFFICE

The Arsenal, 713 Craven Street

 

All sales are final. No refunds will be given. Tours proceed rain or shine.  NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED.  We cannot make reservations without payment by cash, check or credit card.

 

Beginning October 17, tickets may be picked up at The Arsenal, 713 Craven, as follows:

Monday, Oct. 17-Thursday, Oct. 20    10 am until 4 pm

Friday, Oct. 21          10 am until 6:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 22       9 am until 3 pm

Sunday, Oct. 23         10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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