Old Homes Tour and More

      Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

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      352 reviews
      Jun 28, 2024
      Group size: 30 - 45
      Old Homes Tour and More
      Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

      • Email address verified
      352 reviews

      Jun 28, 2024
      Group size: 30 - 45

      About this trip

      Once a year, Beaufort NC, opens private homes and gardens in the historic district for tours.  For 63 years, this event has been a huge source of community pride and a passenger favorite for Trips by Patty.  This year's trip has morning departures from Leland and Wilmington.  New this year, The 63rd Annual Tour is called the Old Homes Tour and More.  In addition to the private homes, gardens and churches on tour, this year includes art and design studies.  Also, local author,  Kristy Woodson Harvey introduces her new book, A Happier Life about life in Beaufort and the Tour!  

      The day offers 12 private homes, 9 private gardens and 6 studios to visit.   This year's highlight is the Duncan House circ. 1728.  The home features waterfront views and a front-seat to almost 200 years of Beaufort history such as the shelling of Fort Macon during the Civil War.  Can you just imagine?!  We enjoy a walk through this maze of a home and learn about the history and award winning restoration from  a special docent chapter of the Outer Banks National Charity League.

      Throughout the day there is also time to enjoy lunch on your own at plentiful historic district options and pop in local shops.  With your ticket and map in hand, you can set your own pace and determine how many homes,  gardens and studios you wish to visit.  

      Don't miss this annual event!  Every year, my guests comment not only on the quality of homes  but the amazing art collections on view in these homes and the friendly residents offering personal stories and even golf cart rides if you need a little rest in between homes.   It is a well orchestrated day!  

      Activity Level

      The trip is best enjoyed if guests are able to comfortably walk on historic uneven sidewalks and stand for short periods of time in each home.  

      Cancellation Policy

      Trip refunds are possible if the trip organizer OR the cancelling guest can resell the trip reservation.  

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        On a luxury coach
      • Tickets
        For the Old Homes Tour
      • Snacks & water
        Complimentary snacks & water on the bus
      • Guide services
        By Patty with tips on how to best enjoy the town!

      What’s not included

      • Lunch
        On you own with plentiful selections

      Available Packages

      Trip Price


      Day Trip to Beaufort
      Old Homes Tour

      7:30am - Departure from the Village of Brunswick Forest Shopping Center

      8am - Departure from the Hanover Center in Wilmington

      Approx. 10:30am - Arrive Beaufort

      4:30pm - Depart Beaufort


      Your Organizer

      352 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


      Super trip! Patty and her bus driver Donny are wonderful! Patty always gives us a great time with snacks on the way, water bottles throughout the day to keep us hydrated. The homes, gardens and historic sites we saw were well worth it. A great day trip. Be sure to see Beaufort, NC.
      By Alice T for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 04, 2024
      We had a great time! Donny was the best bus driver and Patty was an awesome event organizer! Hope to go on another fabulous bus trip soon!
      By Diana P for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 01, 2024
      Patty always runs a first class trip. Luxury coach, snack and water; rest area stops on longer trips. Patty provides tons of information in advance on the trip itself and area. Always enjoy her trips!
      By Susan S for Old Homes Tour and More on Jun 30, 2024
      We had a wonderful time. Met some great people from other communities and enjoyed the bus ride, as well as the accommodations, tours and eateries. Patty is a great host with lots of helpful advice, attention to our needs, and tips for travel. We look forward to another trip with Patty in the future!! Deb & Mark Delekto
      By Debra D for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 19, 2024
      We had a great time. This is my 6th trip with Patty. Another great job!
      By Elaine D for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
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