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Heyward-Washington House

87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2503
+1 843-722-2996
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Historic mansion open to the public.
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  • Average10%
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87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2503
+1 843-722-2996
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this home! A beautiful restored antebellum home, with priceless antiques from the time period! Worth the look!

Thank LisaandMike D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Heywood-Washington House was owned by of the four South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence. Though the house has few of Thomas Heywood's personal objects the house is furnished with exceptionally fine colonial furnishings, some locally made. The house also possesses one of...More

Thank Tweentrails
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting historic home with some lovely local examples of fine furniture. The historic garden was a bonus. The docent was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Photos allowed.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the better historic home tours that features both architectural details and Charleston furnishings. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The kitchen/laundry building our worth a visit, as is the back garden.

Thank PDXonthego
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Heyward-Washington House is the oldest of the four historic homes we toured in Charleston. Built in 1772, it is has been restored and outfitted with period Charleston-made furniture, although most is not original to the house. Our tour guide was terrific. Very enthusiastic and engaging....More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This was our favorite historic home that we visited in Charleston. The docent tour guide was exceptional. The architecture was a standout as were the furnishings and overall grounds. Definitely should be a number one visit when one is prioritizing historic houses to see.

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Visited several houses in Charleston that are open to the public. The Heyward-Washington House had the most amazing period furniture. If you like colonial furniture, this is the place to see.

Thank Joan Y
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Takes about 1.5 hours. Good guide. Well maintained. House itself not quite as magnificent as Nathanial Russell House, but still very good. Worthwhile. We did both of the houses in about three hours and found them both worthwhile. We have been here for a week...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Friendly staff - pity that the visitor numbers were low - only 3 on our tour - friendly informative guided tour - not much made of the kitchens & laundry- nice garden

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The home itself if lovely and gardens are beautiful. Caught some great pictures of butterflies! I loved sitting on the iron benches in the garden and it was quite peaceful. This home is furnished with outstanding pieces. Our tour narrator was superb; I wish that...More

Thank Chicksandsheep
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26 February 2017|
Response from k2j2neis | Reviewed this property |
The outside grounds are self-guided and took approximately 30 min. The guided tour of the home was about an hour.