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“Elegant history”

Heyward-Washington House
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Owner description: Historic mansion open to the public.
Reviewed August 10, 2012

The first time I visited the Heyward-Washington House I had limited time so I went directly to the walled garden which was my main interest. There is not a lovelier spot in Charleston than this meticulously kept garden with the old brick walls surrounding it, the fountain at its center, the herb beds, the flowers, the trimmed shrubbery, the benches within bowers, and the view of Charleston roofs and spires beyond. My second visit included a tour of the house, which I'm glad I took the time for this time. There are very interesting stories behind the furniture, some of which was made specifically for this house. And I loved the association with George Washington, who is the greatest American hero in my opinion.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The Heyward-Washington House was built in 1772 and had the only historic kitchen in the city that was open to the public. The gardens behind the house were pretty and the kitchen was behind the house too. It was very interesting to see. You felt as if you went back in time. The house tour was nice and President George Washington bedded down there in 1791.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

What distinguishes this house form other restored mansions is the collection of unparralelled period furniture on display. The opulent house is lovingly restored, the guides are knowledgeable and helpful, but if you appreciate fine wood and furniture, this is a MUST SEE.

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Great knowing that George Washington actually stayed there!

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Very beautiful prerevolution home steeped in history. Furnishings alone are worth the visit.

Thank Mike C
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