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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2503
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating, beautiful Georgian mansion where Washington truly did sleep while visiting Charleston on his Southern tour. Arguably the best display of antiques in the city.

Thank FWhiteIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Learned a lot about Charleston history from the tour of the house. We got to see how a large earthquake in the 1800's had significantly shifted the house (and many other houses in Charleston!). The tour guide was nice and knew what she was...More

Thank RoapTripper3081
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured both of these two historical homes (Heyward-Washington and Joseph Manigault). Our tour guide at both locations was a graduate of southern history. His knowledge of the two properties and the history of Charleston added to the quality of the tour. The houses have...More

Thank MicheleCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased Heritage Passes at the Visitor Center and this house was one of five in Charleston included in the pass. It houses the most beautiful collection of period furniture made in Charleston and is a must-see. It is also the place where George Washington...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Heyward-Washington House is a classic example of a Federal style house. Deep, wide ceiling moldings that are quite simple in style and well-proportioned rooms that serve many functions. The outbuildings/kitchen are interesting, especially the explanation of the cistern/waste drain system, which is unusual for...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The guide gave us so much relevant information that helped to explain the details of the house as well as information about the owners and the lives they led. She was personable and polished, she let the house shine in its own right, carefully weaving...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This house was owned by the Heywards, but has the name because George Washington visited there. It's located right downtown and within walking distance from most hotels. It has some beautiful architecture, including the kitchen in the back. The furniture are all antiques, but the...More

Thank jwilde787
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We got a special event ticket through the Charleston Museum for a private tour with the director. It started in the 'back yard' of the home for wine and cheese. We thoroughly enjoyed all the great information and access to the garden after the tour....More

Thank Mary Ellen N
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Ann Thomas gave us a complete and personal tour of this gorgeous double construction home. She is an elegant native of Charleston so the tour reflected her love of the home, history, and the city.

Thank Donna W
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27 February 2017|
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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.
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