Beaufort Historic Site

The Beaufort Historic Site, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a 2-acre area attraction made up of ten buildings, six authentically restored, in the center of the town’s historic district. The Beaufort Historical Association has restored and preserved the buildings in award-winning detail. The collections and furnishings, some original to the structure, help interpret a particular period in Beaufort’s history. Visitors can explore the historically accurate buildings, the original Carteret County Courthouse, the Old Jail (a visitor favorite), as well as the Apothecary and Doctor’s Office. Priceless collections of artifacts and antiques can be found throughout the properties, and volunteers offer tours, activities and special programs throughout the year for all visitors, young and young at heart.


7 min.

Drive Time

2.4 miles

Distance from Hotel
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Locals Recommend

“The jail remained in use until 1954, when a new jail was constructed. The old jail is a favorite site for visitors to the Beaufort Historic Site.”

Experience Beaufort North Carolina’s Attractions

Discover 300 years of Beaufort’s history and step back in time and experience some amazing local attractions during your stay.

The Gem of the Crystal Coast

The Beaufort Hotel NC, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, is a unique reflection of the local community. Our staff is committed to sharing their insider knowledge of the places, moments and experiences that makes the Crystal Coast destination special.