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John Mark Verdier House

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The only historical house we could tour in Beaufort

This house is the only house we could tour in Beaufort and it just opened in November 2017... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Wilmington, Delaware
Well worth the time

This tour indicates the great work that Beaufort has done in preserving its rich heritage. The home... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
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Historic home that dates to the 1790s, is open as a museum.
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801 Bay St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-5565
+1 843-524-6334
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This house is the only house we could tour in Beaufort and it just opened in November 2017 according to our guide. The house is located in the middle of Bay Street (main street), it’s still a bit rough but they are working on it...More

1  Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This tour indicates the great work that Beaufort has done in preserving its rich heritage. The home is indicative of antebellum city life, and the tour shows how much they have discovered about the home in spite of scant documentation. The tour is relatively short...More

Thank richardskeating
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If your interests include historic homes then visit the John Mark Verdier house. This is the only historic house open to the public year round. In the fall Historic Beaufort Foundation does a tour of homes, this house will give you a great representation of...More

1  Thank V5730VLcarlw
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The Verdier House tour is exceptional. Norman was our guide. He made the history of the home and the low country culture come alive for us. It was a pleasure to tour the home and to hear about life there in days gone by. We...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop in Beaufort and a wonderful introduction to the history of the area as well as the home and it’s inhabitants. The guide was extremely well informed and took time to answer questions. The contents of the house are largely those...More

Thank dandysandy
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The John Mark Verdier House is a beautiful building with historical merit, and we toured with a well-informed guide. (Be aware that you will need to climb stairs as you go through the building.)

1  Thank Bill33813
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Norman was a wonderful docent. Our happenstance stop turned into a highlight of the trip, with Norman lovingly imparting local history to our group. I learned a lot and enjoyed the interesting aesthetics of the house.

Thank qkennedy2018
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Don't expect grand interiors, they are authentic to the time, which means very plain, but interesting. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Guided tour only, worth the money.

Thank cantravnut
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took a docent guided tour of the Verdier house. The interior (and exterior, for that matter!) are very original and well preserved. Historically very significant - Lafayette made a speech to the citizens of Beaufort from the front porch. Superb explanation...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop in Beaufort. This home, built in 1804, is a two bedroom, 13,070 square foot house. They would not build them like that today. In the basement, or ground level they have a number of artifacts and history of the house...More

1  Thank Minkster56
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