Mansion From The Movie ‘Prince of Tides’ Photo Credit: Anthony Pierro of AJPierro Photography
When Barbra Streisand was picking locations for her Oscar-nominated film The Prince of Tides, based on the eponymous novel by Beaufort-native Pat Conroy, she selected an 1852 constructed antebellum mansion and gardens located in Conroy’s hometown.
Over the centuries, the three-story mansion has served several purposes. It was initially built by Lewis Reeve Sams as a summer home for his family, where they would find relief from the heat with the cooling breezes off the water.
It has also served as a hospital for Union Army officers and headquarters to General Rufus Saxton during the Civil War. More recently, it functioned as the Bay Street Inn, and is currently a family home.