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“Very cool place!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Heyward-Washington House

Heyward-Washington House
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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
Ranked #47 of 226 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Historic mansion open to the public.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Very cool place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

I really liked this one! The house itself is only minimally tied to George Washington, but the really interesting history is in the family's story and the history of the house. I recommend it, and make sure you look outside in the back!

Visited July 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Washington Slept Here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

A great historical house tour. I was particularly amazed by the George Washington stories and the fact that he stayed in the house during a Presidential visit to Charleston.

Visited July 2014
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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“George Washington slept here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

I know.... apparently our first president slept in every town, and in every state; but the Heyward-Washington House has documentation to prove he stayed for a week! The tour guide was well informed, the house has many Charleston treasures. Well worth the admission price.

Visited July 2014
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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Step into the past....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Since I am a member of the Charleston Museum, I get to visit the museum houses whenever I get the whim. The museum owns the Heyward-Washington house and the Joseph Manigault House. Both are worth the time to visit. The Heyward-Washington house is air-conditioned! The tour guide was pleasant, informative, and patient. She was one of the best I have encountered. I was able to park in front of the house and paid the parking meter for an hour. I was out in 45 minutes. T back yard/garden area was truly unique. out buildings included a large kitchen, out-house, cistern, and garden sheds. The garden was beautiful and is kept up by the Charleston Garden Society. They do a great job. The interior of the home is furnished with period pieces and paintings/portraits. The "finest piece of furniture made in America" is located here. Well worth the time. Go see it for yourself

Visited June 2014
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Wichita, Kansas
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“Parking is a problem.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

The house is splendid and right next to the alley that was the inspiration for the opera "Porgy and Bess". But, like so much of Charleston nearby parking can become a nightmare. the tour guide we had knew the history of the house and was able to respond to any questions. And the interior of the house is wonderful. Get a Charleston Heritage Passport if you are going to spend two or more days in town, we saved well over $90 with a three day pass for the two of us.

Visited June 2014
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