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Frank Lloyd Wright / Auldbrass Modernist Tour
Friday-Saturday, November 6-7, 2015
Yemassee/Beaufort SC

The C. Leigh Stevens House and Plantation, aka Auldbrass.  This amazing complex is only open to the public for two days every two years! You'll roam the grounds and tour the buildings with one of their experienced guides.

Scheduled to visit:  the 2005 Low Country Residence, designed by Frank Harmon, which won a National AIA award in 2009.  Landscape design by Judy Harmon.

The River House by Charleston architect Whitney Powers.


630am - Meet at FastPark near RDU Airport, coffee and breakfast provided

7am - Leave for South Carolina

1130am - Lunch at Parker's Ferry

1pm - Exclusive guided tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Auldbrass complex of buildings, with a confirmed, no-waiting appt to get in the house

430pm - Check in at the Holiday Inn Hotel, surprisingly nice (we've stayed there before)

6pm - Dinner on your own in downtown Beaufort SC (transportation there is provided, you get back on your own).  Reservations are suggested.

830pm - NCMH after-dinner-party at the Hotel and Trivia Contest


830am - Breakfast at the Hotel

9am - Modernist tours exclusive to NCMH, including houses by Frank Harmon, Whitney Powers, and more.

1230pm - Lunch as we roll.

130pm - Depart for Raleigh

6pm - Arrive at FastPark in Raleigh


Act quickly, NCMH tours tend to sell out pretty fast!

Tour Pricing

The Fine Print

Almost everything is included:  Parking at FastPark (see map below); roundtrip air-conditioned, wifi-equipped, restroom-equipped luxury touring bus; all admissions; lunch and breakfast both days; beverages and snacks on the bus, double-occupancy hotel with free wifi and breakfast.  A single-occupancy hotel room has an extra charge.  Not included:  Dinner Saturday night.  Check out Beaufort restaurants online before you go.  Reservations are suggested.

NCMH trips happen rain, snow, or shine.  There are no refunds for any reason except in the unlikely event of cancellation.  However, you are free to transfer tickets to anyone without penalty (just email or call us).  As with all NCMH events, your name will be on the registration list, so tickets are not mailed.

Plan to arrive at FastPark at least by 6:30am.   It's going to be an amazing trip and a tight schedule, so if you're not on the bus by 7am sharp, we will leave without you!

The itinerary, number, and order of buildings are subject to change without notice or refund.  

All participants are required to sign a liability release after final payment for the trip.  Please return this right after payment.  You will not be allowed to participate without a completed, signed form.

Some buildings are not handicap-accessible.  Participants must navigate stairs unaided and be able to walk for at least a hour at a time.  Strollers are not permitted inside any buildings. 

To protect the house floors, all participants must remove shoes (or BYO booties). There is no food or drink allowed inside the houses.  Photography is allowed at Auldbrass only outside.  For the Sunday houses, photography is ok anywhere.

Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA. Food and drink are allowed on the bus.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided on board.  Coolers are not allowed on the bus.  You may bring a cooler but it must go underneath the bus.  No glass bottles or containers.

Questions?  Contact NCMH Director George Smart 919.740.8407.