It’s a sunny Saturday morning. Peter Stevenson is showing tourists his beloved Beaufort, South Carolina. Without even a glance, he deftly negotiates his way around fireplugs and street signs. Pretty amazing when you consider that Peter does the whole tour walking backward.
“In 10 years of walking backward, I’ve fallen three times,” says Peter, who operates The Spirit of Old Beaufort Tour Center and Gift Shop with his wife, Evelene. This movie set of a town seems like a perfect place for backtracking. Around every corner, in front of every landmark house, Peter weaves a story about Beaufort’s many brushes with history and Hollywood.