More Heritage Tourism -- and It's Free!

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Beaufort Historic District's placement on the National Register of Historic Places on December 17, 1969, Historic Beaufort Foundation will open its Verdier House museum free of charge during the month of December.

Tours of the Verdier House are given Mondays through Saturdays from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm every hour on the half-hour. Visitors to the Verdier House will be able to see the results of ongoing work at the house over the last several years. Call the Verdier House Museum at (843) 379-6335 to ask about the free tours.

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About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.