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.