How to see Beaufort by Buggy with Paul Newman and MaryAnn

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.

IMG_5663 2013-10-04 Beaufort SC Arsenel
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.

IMG_5664 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC KK LK JK TK
We had the spacious 3rd row all to ourselves.

IMG_5665 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC our guide Mary Ann
That's buggy-boss MaryAnn. She managed Paul Newman and patrons.

Here is a little taste of the tour.

IMG_5667  2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC
We saw a lot of haint blue paint.

IMG_5668  2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC First Presbyterian Church
Beaufort First Presbyterian Church.

IMG_5671 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC Parish Church of St. Helena
St. Helena's Episcopal Church was built in 1724. It was open to visitors, maybe next time.

IMG_5672 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC

IMG_5673 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC
Double porches galore.

IMG_5682 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC yellow house
Yellow needs no caption.

IMG_5685 Live Oak  2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC
A live oak becomes an angel oak when a limb hits the ground and starts back up. This one isn't yet an angel.

IMG_5689  2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC for sale
There were asking $498K for this 1938 infill on Hancock Street.

IMG_5690 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC purple house
This may be new but let's bless the purple.

 IMG_5692 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC
"Rancher."

IMG_5694 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC Mary Ann our tour guide yellow house
The west end of Laurens Street is a terminated vista in yellow and white. MaryAnn seemed nonchalant as we approach it.

IMG_5695 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC Mary Ann our tour guide yellow house
The north side of that yellow house. Mmm....

IMG_5696 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC First African Baptist Church
We couldn't see the First African Baptist Church until we were right in front. See inside in this South Carolina ETV video.

IMG_5702 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC out crew the Paul Newman the horse JK TK detail
We barely scratched the surface but JoAnn and I took a liking to Paul. MaryAnn thought JoAnn's shirt looked like a carrot.

IMG_5707 2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC The Chocolate Tree Candy Shop LK
Bonus: tour patrons got a free sand dollar candy from The Chocolate Tree Candy Shop. Linda demonstrated the proper candy store stance.

IMG_5708  2013-10-04 Southurn Rose Buggy Tours Beaufort SC The Chocolate Tree Candy Shop LK
We're talking Candy Hall of Fame!!!

Let's do it again.


View Larger Map