The Pat Conroy Literary enter has reopened to the public for in-person tours and a limited number of in-person events.

Guests are asked to keep safety precautions in mind when planning a visit.

Guidelines include:

• Wear a mask. Face coverings are required of all guests and volunteers.

• Limit attendance to no more than eight guests in our interpretive center at one time.

• Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more away from other guests and volunteers from other households.

• Use the hand sanitizer provided.

• Sign the guest book.

The Center offers tours that include Conroy’s writing desk, memorabilia and stories of Conroy’s life and family, as well as library of his books. A bookstore offers a number of titles for sale.

Upcoming special events at the Center include An Evening with Susan Beckham Zurenda from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 20. Zurenda is the author of “Bells for Eli,” her debut novel.

On July 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. renowned “Queen of Southern Cuisine” Nathalie Dupree and Debbi Covington, Beaufort’s award-winning cookbook author, will discuss the joy of cookbooks.

Both events are free and open to the public; seating is limited. Book signings will be held following the readings and discussions. Learn more at the Conroy Center Facebook page.

The Center will be open for tours during limited hours on certain days. Visit for more information.

The Center is located at 905 Port Republic St. in Beaufort. For more information call 843-379-7025