Historic Bluffton Walking Tour

Historic Bluffton Walking Tour

The Historic Bluffton Foundation has a new audio system, allowing for safe distancing and single-file travel with perfect audio device clarity. The tour winds through 1 mile of Historic Bluffton’s antebellum homes and two National Historic Registry Churches. The Historic Bluffton Foundation currently offers Walking Tours Monday-Friday, and they need 24-hours advance notice to schedule staff. Please call them at 843-757-6293 to reserve a tour for up to twelve walkers. The walking tours are approximately 1.5-2 hours. House Tours range from 30 minutes to an hour.

Walking Tour in Bluffton

The historic Church of the Cross in Bluffton

They ask that you arrive a few minutes early, for all tours. They will try to start on time. Bring water, bug spray and sunscreen if so inclined, and please wear comfortable walking shoes. Restrooms are available half-way through the walk.

Historic Walking Tour

If you are unable to schedule a guided house tour, they offer a self guided tour of the house museum Monday – Saturday during our hours of operation, unless we are closed for a private event. Self-Guided Tours are $5 per person.

The Graves House Historic Bluffton

Walking Tours offered Monday-Friday

Please park in the Green Street and Martin Family Park spots, where public restrooms are also located.

For more information, please call 843-757-6293


A Little Historical Information on Bluffton

The town’s history can be traced back to the early 1800s, when it was a small farming community. In 1825, the town was officially incorporated, and it soon became a commercial hub due to its location on the May River. Some of the historical places in Bluffton include the Heyward House Historical Center, a museum showcasing the town’s history and culture, and the Church of the Cross, a beautiful Gothic Revival church that was built in 1857.

Bluffton played a significant role in the Civil War. During the war, the town was occupied by Union troops, who used it as a supply depot and a base of operations for attacks on Confederate forces. The town was also the site of several Confederate and Union forces skirmishes. Today, visitors can learn about Bluffton’s role in the Civil War by visiting the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, which has interpretive exhibits and a walking trail that showcases the town’s history.

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