Plantation tours near Emerald Isle, NC are a great way to learn about Southern history at your own pace. From stately homes to actively working plantations, visitors can choose from a variety of different tours. Both guided and self-guided plantation tours are available throughout plantation homes, vast swamps, gardens and slave quarters. Beaufort, NC area plantations are a living example of the ingenuity of plantation owners, day to day struggles of a plantations slave population and the reliance on crops for survival and local prosperity. With plantations dating back as far as the Revolutionary War, their walls tell stories of families living through amazing times of peace and war laying the groundwork for the North Carolina we know today.