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Heyward-Washington House

Neighborhood: Charlestowne
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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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George Washington Slept Here

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Well-preserved. Well-versed and informed guides. Wonderful examples of antique furniture. Easily the best house tour in Charleston. A must stop for the historical tourist.

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virginia
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255 reviews 255 reviews
117 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you like fine furniture and interiors, this is your house to see. The garden is well done so be sure to take time there too. Lots of Chippendale-period items and some on a very large scale--bookcases, for example. Intimate enough that we would feel like it was a home yet grand enough to feel rich. Houses at this end... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This house is from the 1700's so it predates the Federalist style. Some of the most interesting things about this house are the antiques. There is a beautiful pianoforte from France; there is a three-tiered suitcase chest ; and there are some beautiful huge bookcases made in Charleston. In addition there is an outbuilding with a replica of a kitchen... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Historically significant as George Washington stayed here. Check out the needle point seats in the dining room.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There is an outside garden area, would love to see this when the flowers are blooming. The inside tour was OUTSTANDING. Tour guide was informative, personable, knowledgeable, and full of history. Answered all of our questions and really knew the history of the house plus was well versed in the engineering and where materials were imported from. We went through... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This tour was a disappointment because the guide spoke extensively about the furniture in the house. Missing was information about the family who owned it, George Washington's stay there. We all wished we were part of the kids tour going on in the next room. What began as interesting grew tedious. Too much information on furniture.

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Chicago, Il
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

-Washington stayed there for a week, which does not make it historic in my book. No noticeable architectural features either. In this Georgian home you see 4 symmetric rooms on two floors. Most of the guides are local teachers and ours gave factual but rote delivery. One very fine piece of furniture. Our guide kept talking about the "necessary" which... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We took this tour as part of the combination ticket we bought at the Charleston Museum. You can take the free tram to get there and it's a few short blocks away. The tour guide was knowledgeable and animated. The neighborhood is also charming and yesterday we did a self-guided tour through AAA.

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