Take a Tour Through South Carolina’s Movie Scenes in Beaufort

By:Page Ivey


Bay Street in downtown Beaufort, South Carolina
Many movie scenes were shot on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort

You can see where Forrest Gump crossed into Mississippi and where he and Bubba fought in Vietnam all on one tour that takes just an hour and never leave the South Carolina Lowcountry.

You also can drive the funeral procession route from “The Big Chill,” take in some of the beautiful scenery from “Prince of Tides” or see where Demi Moore struggled to become a Navy SEAL in “G.I. Jane.”

Beaufort Toursoffers a two-hour movie and history tour that starts at the downtown marina. The tour is conducted on a 14-passenger van, so it’s probably best for children who are not required to be in a car seat. You can take younger children, but you must provide your own car seat.

Tickets are $20 for adults, with discounts for children. Because seating is limited, it is best to book tours in advance. Private tours are available for large groups.

Owner and film buff Bill Reynolds can also tell you about other movie points of interest if you want to explore some on your own.

Film lovers also can visit Beaufort during February and catch some shows at the annual International Film Festival.

Here are just a few of the other films shot in and around Beaufort: “A Perfect World” (1993), “The Jungle Book” (1994), “The Fugitive” (1993), “Full Metal Jacket” (1987) (filmed at Parris Island) and “The Great Santini” (1979).

Beaufort Tours website: ​http://www.beaufortmovietour.com​

Tours start at the downtown marina. Information: Call owner and film buff Bill Reynolds at 843.605.3914 or email him at billr@beauforttoursllc.com.

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