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Heyward-Washington House

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Neighbourhood: Charlestowne
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Address: 87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2503
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+1 843-722-2996
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Historic mansion open to the public.

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Excellent Tour of an Amazing Home

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Justin W
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Avon Park, Florida
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Avon Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 12 December 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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Dublin, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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 28 November 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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McDonough GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A ton of history, built by Declaration of Independence signer, stayed in by George Washington, and childhood home of abolitionist sarah Grimke.

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Ft. Worth, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

If you come to Charleston to explore its history, I recommend this museum. Interesting and informative it gave me a window into Colonial/Revolutionary Charleston times.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

well like any historic home the guide can make all the difference. My guide stated that she had only been there for a little over a month or so, but you could not tell it. Extremely knowledgeable and excellent presentation skills. As a person who served as a tour guide for five years it is usually pretty easy for me... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this house, as well as the museum and the house next to the museum. The house is full of beautiful furniture and artifacts from pre-Revolutionary War times, and our guide was great about telling us all the details about each room. Definitely worth a visit!

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This house and garden represents a classic of the city of Charleston. It doesn't take long to visit, but is definitely worth the time.

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