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Address: 801 Bay St., Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC SC 29902
Phone Number: 843/524-6334
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic home that dates to the 1790s, is open as a museum.

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Great historic house tour; worth the $10pp

We took the guided tour with a very likeable and extremely knowledgeable Docent who gave us a good tour of this grand, but surprisingly small (2 bedrooms) townhouse. Especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We took the guided tour with a very likeable and extremely knowledgeable Docent who gave us a good tour of this grand, but surprisingly small (2 bedrooms) townhouse. Especially enjoyed the information on how the house was saved and all the careful restoration work, which is still in progress.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We enjoyed touring the Verdier House with docent Sandy who was friendly and very well-informed, pointing out the family history as well as ongoing restorations planned for the house.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our guide was very welcoming and gave a great tour. She was very knowledgable about the house and its role in Beaufort's history. The house is beautiful and was restored originally in the 70's and is undergoing some restoration now. The difference of 40 years of knowledge on how to do this is interesting to discuss.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Knowledgeable tour guide gave us the history of the house and taught us a lot about the history of this charming old city as well.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Job well done protecting the character of a special southern town! The National Historic Landmark District is a gem for the state of South Carolina and should be cherished. Maintaining the Verdier House in the towns central business district helps understand the evolution of an 18th century community.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Took the tour and the guide was very knowledgable about the history of the house. It is Federalist style so not too fancy but with unique touches. The molding is differently done in every room and a good part of the house is original. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are interested in history.

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Considering that the majority of the historic homes in Beaufort are still privately owned, this gives you a glimpse into the historic era. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and most of the room have been restored to look like they would've back in the day... A little pricey in my opinion though.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I was the only person on the first tour of the day and it was raining so I felt very honored to have the guide to myself. She had a lot of interesting things to share (including Lafayette's speech from the porch). This isn't a really fancy place but I thought it was a great tour!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The John Mark Verdier House isn't the biggest and most impressive historic house in Beaufort, but it’s special for the fact that the building was used as army headquarters when Union troops occupied the city during the Civil War. The house is also open for public tours, which is a rarity in this town. There is a modest charge for... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a very knowledgable tour guide who loves the history of the home. With it being the only home open in Beaufort to tour, I am very glad it survived all these years.

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