America's Reconstruction


Housing Accommodations

Participants will be placed in lovely rental homes and cottages. USC Beaufort's downtown campus has only one housing facility, which we have reserved for the institute. The facility is the lovely and newly renovated 1880's historic Grace White house (winner of the 2013 HBF historic preservation award). The Grace White House offers unique features including hardwood floors, a Lowcountry front porch and a sun room. Residents will have access to a full kitchen, pantry storage and free on-site laundry facilities. It is conveniently located across from the USC Beaufort campus and a few blocks away from Beaufort's waterfront. Additional housing options are the Charming properties of beautifully appointed homes and historic cottages in established, quiet residential neighborhoods. Garden settings provide charming, private getaways in the heart of Historic Beaufort. All accommodations are beautifully appointed and equipped with everything participants will need for a relaxing enjoyable stay. All housing arrangements are located in a hub from which to explore historic Beaufort (teachers can walk everywhere from the locations). All locations are near the Beaufort River, and surrounded by hundred-year-old oak trees and is in easy walking or biking distance to the USCB campus, Waterfront Park and the Bay Street restaurants and shopping.

Each unit is fully furnished and equipped with linen, towels and a starter supply of toiletries and cleaning/paper products.

All accommodations have hardwood or porcelain tile floors. The spacious kitchens have breakfast areas, and all the requisite large and small appliances, including washer and dryer. Each house/cottage is equipped with a ceiling fan, phone, TV, and DVD player. Each unit also has automatic heating and air conditioning, local phone service, cable TV, a desk/study area with secured Wi-Fi. Each house cottage/house also has a private patio, porch or balcony with garden table, seating and Charcoal grills. In addition, most accommodations have bikes for use. Participants will pay a reasonable price between $35-$40 per night per teacher.

The average nightly rate for participants will be approx. $35.00 (slightly higher or lower depending on your ultimate housing preferences).


Magnolia Suites






Historic Old Point





King Street Townhouse





The Grace White House









Teachers selected to participate in America's Reconstruction: The Untold story will receive a stipend in the amount of $2,700 to help cover travel expenses, books and other research expenses and housing expenses. Teachers will receive half of their stipend upon arrival at the institute and the remainder during the second half of the institute. Because of the demand and competition for lodging in the Beaufort area during the months of July and August, the institute has pre-arranged housing for all selected participants and will pre-pay an equal amount of each stipend to cover housing cost.

Conditions of Award

Institute participants are expected to attend all meetings and engage fully as professionals in the work of the institute. During the projects tenure, they may not undertake teaching assignments or any other professional activities unrelated to their participation in the institute. Participants who for any reason, do not  complete the full tenure of the projects must refund a pro-rata portion of the stipend.