John Mark Verdier House
John Mark Verdier House
4.5
History MuseumsGovernment Buildings
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Historic home that dates to the 1790s, is open as a museum.
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hsbvim
Dublin, OH1,205 contributions
Jan 2022
We found our tour of the John Mark Verdier House to be informative. Unfortunately, our docent/tour guide had a habit of dropping off her volume mid-sentence, so we were unable to hear enough to understand all that she had to offer.

We thought showing the one room in partial "disrepair" was very interesting and educational. I would have never thought that someone would paper directly over shiplap!

The most interesting part of the tour was learning about African American Robert Smalls. We had never heard anything about his life prior to our visit and not having heard all that the docent said, we were driven to do our own independent research after the visit. Robert Smalls was certainly an interesting, accomplished and influential person in United States history!
Written February 3, 2022
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Anne M
Charleston, SC52 contributions
Jun 2022
We typically enjoy historic home tours, but this one was pretty unmemorable. The guides were very friendly and worked with what they had, but there wasn't much to see in the house and the furnishings and artwork were limited. The most interesting exhibit was a model display of Beaufort.
Written June 13, 2022
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Kathryn S
Occoquan, VA88 contributions
Feb 2020
This house looks great from the outside, but was disappointing once you got inside and paid your money. The place was very sparsely furnished (if at all); instead there were prints om the walls giving a little bit of history.There are several historical houses around with more to look at than empty rooms. The guiide was knowledgeable but her voice varied abd many times was hard to understand. I would not recommend this tour. It is also NOT handicaooed accessible.
Written March 1, 2020
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Citallwic
Columbia, SC9,123 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
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 the House museum tour, which is well worth it. You don’t have to pay to view the exhibits in the shop at street level (below the steps).
Written March 8, 2015
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LynK17
Milton Keynes, UK104 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
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.
Written December 2, 2014
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SAExplorers
Little Rock, AR259 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Really got a sense of what it was like to be one of the wealthy folk when the civil war broke out. The history of the house and its inhabitants were so interesting. Worth the time to hear the story.
Written March 12, 2020
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V5730VLcarlw
Beaufort, United States4 contributions
Jun 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 what you can expect at the fall tour. Docent tours are given every hour on the half hour. This house is right downtown on Bay Street, it is worth 30 minutes of your time to visit this 1804 home.
Written July 10, 2018
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,158 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
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 everything from the visit of Lafayette to the occupation dying the civil war. Excellent
Written April 21, 2014
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dave984MooseJaw
Moose Jaw120 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
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 dropping by, or would like to get a personal feel of the history of Beaufort and a part of South Carolina this could be the place for you. The guided tour is available without appointment, just drop in it's open to the public.The tour guide has a ream of information, some of it as yet to be published, which gives one not only a historical view of the house but also, a view of the history of the area along with a feel for the other houses that are from this period.
Written March 5, 2014
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Ladira
Fairfax, VA75 contributions
Feb 2014 • Friends
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 about the research and status of this work as well as the history of the house and it's occupants.

We had done a carriage tour on an earlier visit and did a walking tour earlier in the day, so this capped off our understanding of life in Beaufort nicely.
Written March 4, 2014
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