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Heyward-Washington House

87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)
843 722 2996
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Ranked #31 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic mansion open to the public.
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Norfolk, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The home is very nicely preserved and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave an excellent personalized tour for our small group. It was a very nice, pleasant stop for our Charleston visit. The price is a little high for what it is, I have been on similar tours in other places for free or just a couple dollars,... More

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Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Yes, George Washington slept here. ;) But this home has other historical significance, as well. We enjoyed the tour and our guide was quite knowledgeable. The home was lovely and there is a lot of period, of not original, pieces in the home. There is one piece of furniture that is truly amazing (and beautiful). We toured this home as... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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679 reviews 679 reviews
321 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I really liked this one! The house itself is only minimally tied to George Washington, but the really interesting history is in the family's story and the history of the house. I recommend it, and make sure you look outside in the back!

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A great historical house tour. I was particularly amazed by the George Washington stories and the fact that he stayed in the house during a Presidential visit to Charleston.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I know.... apparently our first president slept in every town, and in every state; but the Heyward-Washington House has documentation to prove he stayed for a week! The tour guide was well informed, the house has many Charleston treasures. Well worth the admission price.

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Since I am a member of the Charleston Museum, I get to visit the museum houses whenever I get the whim. The museum owns the Heyward-Washington house and the Joseph Manigault House. Both are worth the time to visit. The Heyward-Washington house is air-conditioned! The tour guide was pleasant, informative, and patient. She was one of the best I have... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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205 reviews 205 reviews
106 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The house is splendid and right next to the alley that was the inspiration for the opera "Porgy and Bess". But, like so much of Charleston nearby parking can become a nightmare. the tour guide we had knew the history of the house and was able to respond to any questions. And the interior of the house is wonderful. Get... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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192 reviews 192 reviews
50 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The tour guide at the Heyward-Washington House was absolutely charming...a real southern belle! She knows the house inside out and obviously loves its history. The home is beautiful. Hearing stories about the home's occupants was spell-binding. We learned much about the way the rooms were used over the years and never felt rushed. After the tour, we were welcome to... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The highlight of this house tour is the stories about the social customs of life when the home was built. There is not much of the house that is open for viewing, but the detached kitchen house and garden is interesting. The real attraction for me was the connection to the Grimke sisters who lived here for several years when... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
42 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a pre-revolutionary property. In my opinion the admission fee is a little high for the length of time you get inside. Our guide was very informative. We visited here before looking around Nathaniel Russell House; they complimented each other very well.

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