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Heyward-Washington House

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

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Lovely historic house

A good tour with an informative guide. Lots of furnishings. Helped to bring Charleston history all together. Would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This house a lovely history and beautiful historical furniture inside. It was a little difficult to find though and wasn't as interesting as the other house tours we had done. If you are in to historical furniture though, this was the house to be! Very interesting in that way.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A good tour with an informative guide. Lots of furnishings. Helped to bring Charleston history all together. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Another wonderful home tour. The guide was well informed and very friendly. It felt like being with family. The home was very well furnished with many items we hadn't seen before. The background stories were fascinating. The gardens were lovely.

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were debating on a few places to visit and ended up going to the Heyward -Washington House. It was incredible. The tour guide knew what she was talking about. The house is in such good shape. My family thoroughly enjoyed and would definetly go back if ever in Charleston.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

a nice house, nice history, great tour, friendly staff. loved learning about the toilet out house digs and all the cool things that were found during the excavation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Start here if like us you want to tour all the historic Charleston homes open to the public. This is the oldest, and has the best period furniture in town. The house has a very interesting and well documented history. And yes, the "Washington" part is George.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable, cheerful and willing to answer extra questions. The home tour lasts 30 minutes, which is just right, given we saw two stories and about 6 rooms. After the tour, we were free to stroll the back garden, which is not in the best shape, but has an open cooking/slave house and intact carriage house and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Heyward-Washington House

Address: 87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843 722 2996
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Charlestowne
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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