Details on the annual oyster roast at the James Robert Verdier House

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The site for the oyster roast.

The Historic Beaufort Foundation has announced "the grounds of Marshlands" (aka the James Robert Verdier House) will be the location for the 11th annual oyster roast sponsored by the Historic Beaufort Foundation.

The roast will be held January 21st 5:30-10pm with live entertainment provided by the bluegrass band of Beek Webb and the Sea Island Ramblers. Tickets are $50 per person, and must be purchased either through their website, or by calling (843) 379-3339 before January 15th.

The street address is 501 Pinckney Street in the Old Point.

Marshlands, ca. 1814, is listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places and was built by Dr. James Robert Verdier, a pioneer in the successful treatment of yellow fever. The home as it stands today reflects three phases of construction but it remains a classic example of what came to be called the “Beaufort style,” i.e. a raised foundation, wrap-around double porches and projecting rear wings. It has been in the W.B. Harvey family since the early 20th century.