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John Mark Verdier House

801 Bay St., Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC SC 29902
843/524-6334
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Ranked #11 of 18 Attractions in Beaufort
Type: History Museums, Government Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic home that dates to the 1790s, is open as a museum.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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274 reviews 274 reviews
111 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
68 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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Moose Jaw
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have you ever wondered as you drive by of the history of the houses, or simply questioned, when was that house built this is your chance. Many of us have seen examples of these Southern Houses on TV, in the movies such as Gone With The Wind. This is your chance to visit one in person. If you are just... More

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Top Contributor
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37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Since most of the historic homes in Beaufort are privately owned, this is a rare chance to tour inside of one. The house is a work in progress as the historical society is in the process of stripping it down and restoring the paint scheme, wallpaper and other furnishings to an earlier time period. The tour guide was very informative... More

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massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We enjoyed the history/gift shop area. The beams are exposed(original) and the photos and miniature exhibit are extraordinary.

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Volcano, California
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27 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This historic (1804) old home has been lovingly restored (with some rooms still works in progress) by the Historic Beaufort Foundation. A tour costs $10 per person, and is well worth it. This place was the highlight of our walking tour of old Beaufort.

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West H artford CT
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were in Beaufort for the House Tour and this was one of the stops. I enjoyed it as you could see what it was like inside the house in the era it was built. I would have gone here anyway as it is historic and I appreciate the people of the City keeping up historic houses.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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90 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

There are not a lot of houses in Beaufort that are regularly open for tours. This one is on Bay Street and was built prior to 1800. The lady that took us on the tour was very nice and was well informed on the history of the house and Beaufort. The house, as many have been in Beaufort and Charleston,... More

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