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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

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Interesting house to tour and see. Would recommend seeing one house during your stay. Whatever is convenient.

Thank Zach84Jake62
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Wonderful example of a 1700's house. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very informative. Awesome tour.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

What a beautiful historic house tour. The 18th century South Carolina furniture is amazing! Our tour guide was fantastic, full of knowledge and good stories. Washington stayed at this home on his week-long visit to Charleston, so you are literally walking where our first president...More

Thank mpeterson2016
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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.