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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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A Declaration of Independence signer lived here

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Susan M
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
47 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ok...we spent only three days in Charleston. We visited a bunch of historic places. The Heyward-Washington was by far the best stop for this American history fanatic! The home is wonderful! The tour was fantastic! My wife loved the tour guide (I'm sorry...I did not get her name). Why didn't I get her name? Because although I know she was... More 

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