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“Washington Slept Here” 4 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 #46 of 222 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Historic mansion open to the public.
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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“Washington Slept Here”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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“George Washington slept here!”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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“Step into the past....”
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 encountered. I was able to park in front of the house and paid the parking meter for an hour. I was out in 45 minutes. T back yard/garden area was truly unique. out buildings included a large kitchen, out-house, cistern, and garden sheds. The garden was beautiful and is kept up by the Charleston Garden Society. They do a great job. The interior of the home is furnished with period pieces and paintings/portraits. The "finest piece of furniture made in America" is located here. Well worth the time. Go see it for yourself

Visited June 2014
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Wichita, Kansas
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“Parking is a problem.”
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 a Charleston Heritage Passport if you are going to spend two or more days in town, we saved well over $90 with a three day pass for the two of us.

Visited June 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Charming tour guide, beautiful home”
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 wander the detached kitchen and lovely gardens.

This tour is very nice and I'm glad we were able to spend time there and especially happy to have had an excellent guide.

Visited June 2014
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