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John Mark Verdier House

Get Involved with Preserving our History


Monday – Saturday 
Docent-guided tours every hour on the 1/2 hour
from 10:30 AM until 3:30 PM.
Phone  843-379-6335
Closed  Sundays and Holidays
HBF’s talented and knowledgeable
Docents and Guides await your visit!

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Incorporated in 1965, Historic Beaufort Foundation, under the leadership of Board President Lucy Hall, with support from Mayor Henry Chambers and others, championed the effort to restore the John Mark Verdier House, opening to the public in 1975.

"I’ve been around Beaufort since the 60’s and have seen many changes to the area in my lifetime. The Historic Beaufort Foundation does a fantastic job of preserving the historic buildings and neighborhoods that are always under pressure from the constant growth and development of Beaufort. We offer our support to this incredible organization through donations and service. We hope to continue this relationship for many years to come."

-John Haynie

Owner – Beaufort Air.
(Beaufort Air has been providing service for the Verdier House and HBF office since 2010.)

Help us reach our Goal
to Paint the Lady this year!

Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) is in the beginning stages of a long awaited and much anticipated exterior renovation project on the
John Mark Verdier House. 

In 2017, HBF launched the Paint the Lady campaign to raise funds to properly prepare and paint the exterior of Beaufort’s flagship property, the John Mark Verdier House.

We are pleased to report that we have reached a pivotal turning point in our fundraising by raising a major portion of our goal.

Our plan is for completion of these improvements by early 2021. 

We have recently discovered that the house’s tabby foundation is covered in Roman cement and painted (scored) to appear as if it were stone. 

Noted tabby expert Colin Brooker has stated that the use of Roman cement on the Verdier House is probably the earliest known use of this product in Beaufort and possibly the Lowcountry.

Please help us to reach our goal to provide
this iconic downtown building a long-awaited facelift.


Robert Smalls

Politician, merchant, publisher, naval pilot, and son of a slave, Robert Smalls left a legacy that even today is far-reaching.

Bay Street in 1863

Historic Beaufort is proud to exhibit an architectural scale model of Bay Street as it appeared during the Civil War. 


New exhibits are coming soon to the John Mark Verdier House.