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Heyward-Washington House

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Address: 87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2503
Phone Number: 843 722 2996
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Historic mansion open to the public.

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Very interesting, but expensive unless combined

The tour here was well done and gave a nice view of life in colonial Charleston. As with many things in Charleston, it was fairly expensive. It helps to purchase the combo ticket... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
honase
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour here was well done and gave a nice view of life in colonial Charleston. As with many things in Charleston, it was fairly expensive. It helps to purchase the combo ticket which gets you entry into a second historic house in town. We enjoyed both houses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like to tour historical sites, you will enjoy. I did find the history of the place to be interesting, but I could see how some people might have been bored. It probably depends on your temperament. Went summer 2014

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This home has a complex history with a stint as a bakery. Learned something of the Society of the Cincinnati and finely made American furniture. An amusing side note was the technique of portrait painter Jeremiah Theus. Great tour (30 minutes on the half hour) of the home, people who occupied it, and the intertwining history.

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Shepparton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place just history, history and history. The volunteer guide did a fantastic job of explaining the background of the house and it's contents . Don't miss it.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a small amount of time and this house was centrally located and has a 30-minute tour every half hour. That's really all that is needed. The tour includes the history, has many original artifacts, and is very interesting. The kitchen house is in the back, and it is like a small museum that you can visit at the... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is a must see! We were very fortunate to have a superb gem of a docent, Emma, guide us through the building. She is a wealth of knowledge and does a excellent tour...lots of tie ins throughout to keep things interesting. The history of the house is very interesting and the furnishings and decor are awesome! Do yourself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house museum was a wonderful surprise treat! It was our last stop on a week long visit to Charleston. I am so glad we were able to squeeze this one in. Emma, our tour guide, was a wealth of knowledge and she shared some wonderfully entertaining historical tidbits with us. We learned so much from her and had such... More 

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Thank Susan A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Hope the title grabbed your attention! So nice to tour an historical mansion in comfort. The period pieces and architecture are beautiful and we enjoyed learning about the legacy passed down through the ages. This site can be part of a three venue package for $25 at the Charleston Museum- a great bargain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Very informative docent led us through the house and told stories of its history, past owners, and George Washington's stay there. Authentic furniture, especially lovely Charleston-made pieces, intact outside kitchen/slave quarters, and a manicured garden made this house a treat for us.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Definitely worth a stop. It's a pretty house with an amazing history. You can even use the same outhouse George Washington used in 1791! The garden is beautiful to walk around as well.

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