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Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great Small Museum House with a History

We stopped in to get a map of Old Town Bluffton. The house was built in the 1850's by the grandson... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Drew K
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Tour is fabulous

We took the tour of the house and old town Bluffton. The tour guide is a descendent of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Betshoo
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Make this your first stop when visiting historic Bluffton, South Carolina. Whether you'd like to tour the house-museum, have questions about local history, need maps of the area, or just want to know where to have lunch while you're in town-- we...more
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70 Boundary St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7011
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in to get a map of Old Town Bluffton. The house was built in the 1850's by the grandson of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. We didn't choose the guided tour but the docent in the house was quite informative. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour of the house and old town Bluffton. The tour guide is a descendent of the Hayward’s. She is just fabulous I would do it again just to hear her talk about growing up here.

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Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Anne. She is a wealth of knowledge and we are lucky to have her as a volunteer! We hope you will come and visit with us all again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The year is 1841 and the Heyward House and Museum is built by plantation owner, John J Cole and his slaves as a Summer Farm House in the early Carolinas’ Farm House style brought to the Carolinas by planters from the West Indies. The property...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here on arriving in town to get information and basic footing about the history. Not being American our knowledge of the civil war era is more minimal so really appreciated the background we got. Picked up helpful maps and tips about dog friendly restaurants.

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We needed to kill about 30-45 minutes one morning before heading to see family on HHI and we decided to go here and do some of the def guided walking tour. It was a good way to spend some time...I’m sure if we did a...More

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Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Heyward House! We hope next time you visit you will consider doing a guided house tour or our historic walking tour with us! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

The ladies of this house gave us a great deal of information on this tour so we were there longer than expected, which was a good thing since we learned a lot and got our moneys worth (tour was only $10). Great history on the...More

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Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time touring our historic house museum and learning about our town. Happy that our docents were able to offer you some wonderful recommendations during your visit. We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We really enjoyed our tour, the docents were very informative and nice and its a visitor center as well, so stop by and grab brochures for other places to visit in the state.

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Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your time touring our historic house museum and receiving information about our beautiful town. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to Bluffton!

Reviewed 26 July 2018

We were a bit confused with regards to our tickets and did not realize we had to make reservations ahead of time. The Hostesses were very accommodating and allowed us to do the tour with the app in lieu of a guide. We enjoyed the...More

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Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for your review, Tony! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Old Town Bluffton and using our virtual walking tour app!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

This Bluffton, SC house museum is a great little museum which gives the history of the town of Bluffton, dating back to the early 1800's. It tells the story of the "burning of Bluffton" during the War Between the States. Bluffton was a summer home...More

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Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time in our historic house museum. We're always happy to share our history and culture with others, and hope you will make plans to visit us again during your next trip to...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018

We had a great time and were taken back in time by our extremely knowledgeable docent. She did a wonderful job of telling the history of the home and inhabitants. We also enjoyed seeing so many of the historical artifacts that were left behind or...More

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Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time spent in our historic house museum! Thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon!

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mary a h
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Response from Doris D | Reviewed this property |
Yes....inexpensive however.
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13 May 2017|
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Response from Heyward House H | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we are closed on Sundays. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00AM-5PM and Saturdays 10AM-4PM. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at (843) 757-6293. Thanks!
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