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“Well Kept Historical Home - Great Tour Guide” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Heyward-Washington House

Heyward-Washington House
87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)
843 722 2996
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Ranked #50 of 219 things to do in Charleston
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Historic mansion open to the public.
Muskego, Wisconsin
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“Well Kept Historical Home - Great Tour Guide”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This little home has 7 rooms with a separate kitchen and gardens. George Washington rented this home for a few months and so did a famous plantation owner and female abolitionist. Interesting and charming. Very knowledgeable tour guide. There are some larger homes in historic Charleston to view, as we later learned.

Visited March 2014
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charleston, sc, usa
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“Spectacular story and furniture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Wonderful picture of revolution times in Charleston. Guide, Ms. Larrimore, made complicated story clear. Original Charleston furniture demonstrates richness of city in Colonial times. A must-see.

Visited March 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“We loved this house!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

While honeymooning, my wife and I toured this house and had a wonderful time! Our tour guide, Alice Anthony, was simply fantastic. We'd go back just for her! The furniture was also wonderful. Definitely worth your time!

Visited March 2014
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Poland, Ohio
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“If you love history....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

One of the great homes to visit. The history in Charleston is a big draw for us..BUT do this in the cooler months, so you can enjoy and not wish you were at the beach.

Visited February 2014
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Step into History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Heyward-Washington House was the town home of a rice planter, beautifully furnished with exquisite furniture from Southern cabinet and furniture makers. It also was home to the Grimke sisters, famous abolitionists and feminists of their day in a hostile environment. Even more important, President George Washington stayed her for a week on his tour of the South drumming up support for the Constitution ratification. To touch the same banister as he must have touched when here was to feel the link through the ages to history of our nation. The gardens beyond the house were also wonderful to explore.

Visited February 2014
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