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Heyward-Washington House

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Address: 87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843 722 2996
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic mansion open to the public.

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Nice way to spend an hour in Charleston

Our tour guide, Jean, was great! Very knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour took about 50 minutes including looking through the kitchen house and gardens. The Charleston made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

With limited time in Charleston, I'm thrilled I chose the Heyward-Washington house to visit. Got there early at 10am so there were only 2 others in my tour. Very knowledgeable guide and excellent house + grounds. Definitely recommend!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Excellent house and history! They have done an excellent job restoring the house to its past glory. Excellent history including guests such as George Washington himself. Definitely worth the visit! Buy the pass from the Charleston Visitor Center to get entrance to Drayton Hall, Middleton Place, Two different museums and several historic houses all for one price. It's just over... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This house has been preserved authentically as if George Washington just left from his stay there in 1791. Thomas Heyward was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a wealthy rice planter whose father built it and used it for a town house to escape the malaria of the plantations from May to Nov. It is Georgian architecture, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide, Jean, was great! Very knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour took about 50 minutes including looking through the kitchen house and gardens. The Charleston made furniture is the highlight of the tour. Wish visitors could access the third floor.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Charleston has many historic homes, many on the National Register, and several of them are open, with various hours and fees, for tours. At minimum you should walk up and down some of these old streets and read the signs and peek into the gardens. Because of time, we did only a little of that and then chose to tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

With only a few hours left on the Charleston leg of our vacation, we opted for this house. We were drew to the house due to the fact that President Washington actually visited and slept in this house. Tickets were $10 each for adults. When we knocked on the door of the property we were met by the guide, who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We toured this house on a Saturday morning. The docent/guide who lead our group made us feel very welcome. She obviously loved the house and it's rich history; but the focus of this tour is primarily on the marvelous furnishings. Be sure to save some time to enjoy the rear garden and dependencies.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Nice house and garden, loads of history, we especially liked the story of the two sisters. GIRL POWER! I would have liked to heard more regarding the secret meetings that took place there, but I guess thats a secret. The home is in excelkent shape especially considering its age. You can buy a multi house discount ticket if you plan... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very interesting history associated with this house. Worth the fee but buy the dual ticket so you can see the other mansion at a discounted rate for the two. The Keno brothers were here and could not come up with a value for one of the early furniture pieces. It is priceless.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I toured this house with friends at a time when it was very busy. The house is interesting and has some great history (George Washington really did sleep here - for over a week). It is very nice but I wish I had been there on a day when it wasn't so crowded.

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