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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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History at it's Best!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply beautiful 18th century house with exquisitely interiors, a great knot garden, kitchen house in rear, and a trove of great furniture including by the inimitable Thomas Elfe.

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South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We were welcomed and put into the backyard as we waited for the other guests. We saw the bathroom ( a modern one) and the old kitchen . I was expecting to see at least some of the wonders this house had the store, but sadly the barn, third floor, slave house, and two rooms were not available. Over all... More 

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Avon Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Beautiful inside and out. The history of this place goes back centuries. Our tour guide was great and has a great personality to go with it. I especially liked that she stopped to answer questions along the way. A lot of very interesting facts all throughout the house. George Washington even stayed here once!

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Schwenksville, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We love touring the historical homes of Charleston. The Hayward-Washington House tour guide was very knowledgeable. He was happy to answer our questions. It is a beautiful home with period furnishings. The customs of the time period were explained. You can also go,into the kitchen building and tour the gardens out back. Well worth the price of admission.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is well worth the visit if you are a fan of American antique furniture as they have lots of Charleston furniture. The architecture is very good also.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Yes, "Washington slept here"! You will marvel at some of the beautiful handiwork of South Carolina cabinet makers when you tour the Heyward-Washington House. Some of the pieces are absolutely incredible to behold! We toured as part of our multi-day Heritage Passport, so it was "free", but regular admission is $12 per adult. Unfortunately, we toured near the end of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This was a very informative tour and quite interesting to see this lovely restored home. The gardens, grounds and especially the kitchen building were very neat.

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