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Heyward-Washington House

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Address: 87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2503
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Historic mansion open to the public.

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A very knowledgable tour guide

My sister wanted to visit Charleston and I recommended this tour which we attended last year. It has a fantastic collection of Charleston furniture. Our guide was extremely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister wanted to visit Charleston and I recommended this tour which we attended last year. It has a fantastic collection of Charleston furniture. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative. This is one of the few houses in Charleston with the original kitchen, laundry, and slave quarters. The gardens are also worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonable price, very informative tour guide. History lesson went beyond the house. She discussed the source of Charleston wealth in that period as well as the decline. In addition she also provided the source of many phrases that we just take for granted like "set the table", "hit the hay" etc

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A beautiful house filled with history on a gorgeous street in Charleston. Staff was knowledgeable and enthusiastic!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thomas Heyward was a signer of the Declaration of Independence who lived here. A tour given by the docent was very good and made it a worthwhile visit.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our docent was thorough and knowledgeable. House has an interesting history of the time of the Revolution and beyond. Furniture and decor is perfectly suited for the time period. Not hugely ornate, but this is realistic for the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Church Street in Charleston is one of the finest strolling streets in the world, thanks to the hard work of local preservationists. The Heyward-Washington (yes, George) is another fine example of preservation. The furniture displayed in the rooms, almost all of it examples of Charleston craftsmen''s work, is breathtaking. The gardens are beautifully restored as well, offering serene and beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Niki was very knowledgeable, informative and nice. Beautiful handcrafted furniture makes this house a must see.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is well worth the time. President Washington stayed here on his Southern tour and held meetings and events there. This house is a typical southern genteel house. Rooms were used in strict accordance with the expectations of the time. Living and guest areas were very distinct and the guide here tells you all about that. The furnishings are... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this house, interesting history including having been a bakery in a past life. Tip- purchase the 2-day plantation, museum and houses combination ticket at the Visitors Center, Meeting Street, for best deal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

We were greeted by a gentleman and given a very informative tour. George Washington once was a guest at this home. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and answered all our questions. So much history under one roof.

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