Tourism and Recreation
The Verdier House, built 1800-1805 by John Mark Verdier, a prosperous merchant and planter, is one of the finest examples of a Federal-style home. The interior shows examples of many fine architectural details, including an elaborate arch in the entrance hallway. During its history, the Verdier House served as the post headquarters for Union soldiers during the Civil War and was the site of the first telephone exchange in Beaufort. The house is in Beaufort's National Historic Landmark District.
The Main Street Youth Theatre is dedicated to providing a true theatrical experience to amateur local young talent, through participation in high quality productions and educational outreach programs that enrich and enhance the cultural climate for the residents of and visitors to Hilton Head Island, SC.
The Penn Center's mission is to promote and preserve the history and culture of the Sea Islands. We serve as a local, national and international resource center, and act as a catalyst for the development of programs for self-sufficiency.
The Annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration is held every second weekend in November to celebrate and showcase the unique cultural heritage of the Gullah people of the Sea Islands.
Charge: $6 for adults and children over 2; Free for children under 2