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Old South Tour Company
Southport's Old South Tour Company
Kicking Off 10th Tour Season
April 18, 2013 - Southport, NC -
Old South Tour
Company is kicking off its tenth season
offering tours of historic Southport, North Carolina.
The company is owned and operated by accredited lower
Cape Fear historian Katie Compton.
"Southport is a quaint, charming town with a compelling
history," says Compton. "Southport’s charm is the reason
it was chosen as the setting for Nicholas Sparks' Safe
Haven, and its history is part of its charm. We are
passionate about unlocking the secrets of Southport's
history and introducing our wonderful town's charm to
our tour guests."
Compton earned a degree in History from UNC-Wilmington
in Southern antebellum history and Oral Interpretation
of Southern Literature and Culture. She has lived in
Southport since her middle school years and has invested
countless hours studying the area's history.
Old South Tour Company's signature tour is the historic
Ghost Walk by Lantern Light, a 90-minute tour that
begins at the famous Whittler's Bench on the historic
Southport waterfront. Tours typically begin at 8 p.m.
every Tuesday through Sunday from Memorial Day through
Labor Day, or by reservation.
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