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John Mark Verdier House

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Address: 801 Bay St., Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC SC 29902
Phone Number: 843/524-6334
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Interesting history!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Alice B
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not a large house to look round but a wealth of history and an amazingly knowledgeable guide to take you through. I am not generally a fan of history, but our guide made this fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable. Well worth a visit.

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Alaska
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

this was part of this years home & garden tour and we really enjoyed this stop. Interesting docents and beautiful house. Glad they were able to preserve it!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We took a tour that was given by the Historic Beaufort Foundation and was pleasantly surprised to see this home has been preserved with all of it's original design and materials. It was wonderful to see that a home of this stature will be kept for future generations to enjoy.

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Murphy, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A small glimpse into the past. Knowledgeable docents will give you a tour of this historic home and answer your questions. They also have a wonderful diorama of the historic homes to help put it all in perspective. Also a display on Robert Smalls an historic figure we should all know more about.

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Elverson
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We just totally enjoyed our visit here. Our guide was knowledgeable, and we learned so much about the history not only of Verdier House but Beaufort I'm general. A must do when visitng Beaufort.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a fantastic visit and tour of the house. It has been re-done to as it was in 1803, the right paint colors, etc. not full of antiques, but more in the way it really was, which is great to see. Our tour guide was amazing. She had great stories about the people, place, the house, the area, and... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Interesting history, excellent docent, charming southern architecture. Intriguing scale models of ship, main street in entrance.

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Hong Kong, China
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This was an excellent way to spend 45 minutes. We were given a personal tour of the House and its History. The Preservation Society have done a great job in recreating the House and maintaining its authenticity. There was a well conducted tour with a friendly guide and it felt like a personal insight into a House that had seen... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The house is not nearly as interesting as the story of it being the center piece of the Historic Beaufort Association. Thank goodness for a group of people interested in preserving the history of this 300 year old tow.

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