Beaufort gets National Park Service stamping station

Photo courtesy Beaufort Today

Photo courtesy Beaufort Today

Beaufort is now ready to stamp visitors’ National Park passports.

Staff from the National Park Service recently delivered an official passport stamping station to the city’s visitor center. Anyone who visits will receive a Reconstruction era stamp in their passport.

Mayor Billy Keyserling, visitor center coordinator Lynda Dyer, Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce president Blakely Williams and representatives from the National Park Service practiced using the stamp to celebrate Beaufort’s recent Reconstruction era national monument designation.

The monument encompasses four sites that tell the story of a robust community developed by freed African American slaves. It establishes the first unit of the National Park System focused on telling the story of Reconstruction.

A grand celebration is being organized by Congressman Jim Clyburn, the National Park Service and local officials for later this month.


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