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Heyward-Washington House

Address: 87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)
Phone Number: 843 722 2996
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Ranked #24 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Historic mansion open to the public.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Historic mansion open to the public.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The lady who led us through the house was very knowledgeable and provided lots of details on everything. There was a very small group when we went through so she was able to take extra time with us. She seemed to really enjoy answering the questions the kids in the group asked her. There was lots of history in the... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Wonderful home filled with beautiful furniture. Some truly great one of a kind pieces from the time when they made furniture from real wood, not press board. The gardens were very nice also and would have been great in the Spring.

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Bogart, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Heyward-Washington House. The docent was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. It is a pre-Revolutionary war home, filled with wonderful furniture which is also all pre-Revolutionary war and either made by Charlestonians or owned by Charlestonians and imported from England or France. We always enjoy looking at antiques. We also wandered out to... More 

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Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If you are at all interested in Early American furniture, come to see a beautiful assortment at the Heyward-Washington House. We also appreciated the opportunity to explore the formal gardens and kitchen in the backyard. I was surprised to learn that Sarah Grimke (Abolitionist and Suffragette) spent some of her early years in this house. President Washington also visited here... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The History here is impressive and the house well preserved. They even let you take photos. To have stepped where Washington was is a real treat. In addition do not miss the furniture by Martin Pfeninger circa 1770 made in Chaleston. The bookcase has only been moved twice since it was made!! Real American masterpieces.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Maybe because we saw 5 houses in 2 days, courtesy of the Charleston Heritage Passport, I just don't remember that this house was all that neat or interesting or different from the others. It was cool to run your hand over the original wood stair railing, thinking that Washington had also, over 200 years ago.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I took the tour of the Heyward-Washington house and it was nice. The historical aspects were well told by the guide, but he did seem somewhat rushed. At $10.00 a person- it might be a little pricey for 30 minutes, but I am sure the money also goes for preservation. The furniture- was worth the price of... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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164 reviews 164 reviews
53 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Really enjoyed our tour here, the girl who brought us on the guided tour really knew the history of the house and it's owners. This is a must do during your time in Charleston. George Washington stayed here for a week. Want to know more take the tour.

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Rochester, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice tour of the first and second floors and out buildings and garden areas. Amazing furniture collection as well.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was one of the two houses included on the Charleston Museum Combo Ticket so in we went. This time we were part of a larger group, one young woman translated the guides info into Russian, which seemed to disrupt the pace of the tour a bit. The outer buildings were furnished and the garden quite nice for December. The... More 

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