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John Mark Verdier House, also known as Lafayette Building, is a building in Beaufort, South Carolina. It was built by John Mark Verdier, a French Huguenot, in 1804. The house typified Beaufort's gracious antebellum architectural style. It was a focal point of the town, a visible statement reflecting Verdier's significant wealth from trading indigo and growing sea island cotton.To visit John Mark Verdier House on your trip to Beaufort, use our Beaufort trip itinerary site.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
It is a contributing property in the Beaufort Historic District, which is a National Historic Landmark. It is the only house museum in Beaufort and provides tours Monday through Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00. Admission is $10.00 per person; children and military are free.
The house is owned and operated by the Historic Beaufort Foundation as a historic house museum.
John Mark Verdier House reviews
The history of the Verdier House (and of its owners) is a microcosm of the history of Beaufort, and its ups and down as a community. Our tour was not just educational; it was fun, and our two guides..... more
The history of the Verdier House (and of its owners) is a microcosm of the history of Beaufort, and its ups and down as a community. Our tour was not just educational; it was fun, and our two guides..... more »
Our guide kept us in suspense with the story behind the house with beautiful details and historic accuracy. It is worth every penny of the $10 tour - she led us back in time! Poignant details that..... more
Our guide kept us in suspense with the story behind the house with beautiful details and historic accuracy. It is worth every penny of the $10 tour - she led us back in time! Poignant details that..... more »
We visited this house, which survived the great fire in Beaufort when many other buildings were destroyed. We enjoyed being able to go inside to see the layout and design of the house. They are still working on being able to raise funds to complete the exterior painting. Our docent was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our tour of the property.
My sister and I took this tour. We would have loved to have taken pictures but kept to the rules not to. It was an interesting tour, about 35 minutes. The guide was so soft spoken we just could not hear some of her words. She was very nice though. It's a five star tour if you get the guide with the voice you can hear from the next floor. :)
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