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John Mark Verdier House

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Address: 801 Bay St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-5565
Phone Number: 843/524-6334
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Historic home that dates to the 1790s, is open as a museum.

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Instructive House Tour

The only antebellum home in public hands in Beaufort. The diorama is instructive, the docent was beyond superb and the house tells its story to you. If you are in Beaufort and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2016
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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The only antebellum home in public hands in Beaufort. The diorama is instructive, the docent was beyond superb and the house tells its story to you. If you are in Beaufort and want to learn about how those folks lived, this is a must.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Built in the early 19th century, this house is over 200 years old! The tour takes you through the rooms of Verdier's home, and you get to see artifacts of Verdier's and his family, like a ledger he used as a manager of a general store and silverware from the Verdier family. (REAL silver--silver equaled wealth back then.) Right now... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is not the place to visit if you are wanting to see family furnishings, as none of the furnishing are from this family. The history of this house is what is important, and it was great too learn about the family and here hard times for such a rich family.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This lovely historic house was recovered and reconstructed in the 1940's. Period pieces and mini history lessons are abundant, and for the low admission price, you get a guided tour. I had walked by this museum house several times without realizing that it was open to the public. Glad I paid more attention to the sign outside this time! Tours... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Besides touring an restored house with an interesting history, you will see a scale diorama of the main street of Beaufort as it was prior to the Civil War. In fact, you can ask to see the diorama for free.

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rockford ,IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We enjoyed this hour long tour of the pre-civil war house. The docent was very knowledgeable and interesting. This is not an elegant mansion, but an authentic home with an interesting history. It is not completely restlored which makes it more intriguing. At the time we visited, there was a very nice Pat Conroy exhibit. It is worth the 10... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

The home has been lovingly restored, with care being taken to preserve the authentic period details. The docent was knowledgeable, and provided some interesting anecdotes about the family, the home, and what life might have been like for the residents. Well worth the $10 admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Great old house and very knowledgeable tour guide. There were some architectural features that were new to me. Nice antique furniture and a display of Beaufort history with a fabulous miniature of the downtown.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had booked a horse drawn tour. So while we waited, we toured the Verdier House. Although it wasn't quite time for a guided tour to start. (They offer several a day at intervals through out the day. These are docent guided.). The docent on duty, because it was Fall and less busy, took us on the... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Worth a stop. It is an unpretentious house museum, authentic and historically correct. It is on Bay Street, the main shopping street in Beaufort, and has both permanent and temporary exhibits. Go see the" Pat Conroy at 70" exhibit!

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