The Anchorage was built in 1776 and was home to the family of William Elliott, a leading member of the community and a representative to the colonial assembly. Elliott's grandson, William Elliott III, was also a politician and planter and owned the home in the late antebellum period. During the Civil War, Beaufort was captured and occupied by the Union and the house was used as a hospital. Today, the historic plantation home is operated as an upscale bed and breakfast.


  • Home to three generations of the Elliot family before the Civil War, this former plantation is now a bed and breakfast.
    Home to three generations of the Elliot family before the Civil War, this former plantation is now a bed and breakfast.
  • The estate fell into disrepair but was restored by Rear Admiral Lester Beardslee, who purchased the home in 1891 and lived here while he commanded the Port Royal Naval Station.
    The estate fell into disrepair but was restored by Rear Admiral Lester Beardslee, who purchased the home in 1891 and lived here while he commanded the Port Royal Naval Station.