As it continues to celebrate its Tricentennial year, the Parish Church of St. Helena announces its 56th Annual Spring Tour of Homes on Friday, May 4 and Saturday May 5.

This year’s tour of homes includes six historic homes in the Point section of Beaufort, as well as six plantations around the Beaufort area and a historic church. In addition to being able to visit the interiors of these lovely homes and plantations and learn about their histories, attendees also will be able to hear Docents talking about the gardens.

The Friday May 4 walking tour begins at 3 pm and will last until 6 pm. A reception will be held during that time at one of the homes on the tour, and will include food and entertainment. At 7 pm attendees are invited to attend a FREE organ concert at the Parish Church of St. Helena. This tour is $40.

On Saturday, May 4 the plantation driving tour begins at 9 am and will last until 4 pm. A Lowcountry luncheon will be provided at one of the plantations. This tour is $60.

Tickets are available online by visiting the Church’s website: or they may be purchased by writing to: Parish Tours, P.O. Box 1043, Beaufort, SC 29901. Tickets may also be purchased by calling (843) 524-0363.