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Heyward-Washington House

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87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2503
+1 843-722-2996
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We received an unwelcoming feeling by the house tour guide. While the house is nice to look at and photographic, the obvious annoyed lady ruined the visit. She rushed through the rooms while offering little information. It was evident she didn't want to be there...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great example of a unmodified 18th century home. The furnishings are of the period and in near perfect condition. If you want to see how they lived in the late 1700's, this is the place to go.

Thank Kenneth V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorites. Not because of the house, but more because of the tour guide’s style. She didn’t just share dates and names that are so forgettable. She focused a lot on the stories of who these people were and what made...More

Thank explore_circa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this tour on a hot summer afternoon; guide was helpful and provided a thorough overview of the history of the house and restoration of it. Building is air conditioned thankfully. Doesn’t take more than 30 mins to see the house and garden and kitchen...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pres washington did not live here, however he stayed here at one time. The house is interesting inside and the tour offers good insights into the past history of the US and Charleston. There is also some incredible furniture here because of the ties to...More

Thank Y5605BBrichardg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve loved every historic home I have had the pleasure of touring in my travels to the Holy City, but this one was special because of something OUTSIDE the house! After we checked in, we were invited to meander through the re-created garden behind the...More

Thank Lisa h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was the first of four historic houses I visited and everything I learned during my tour (with Brooke, I believe? She just started in May after having graduated college then and is excellent!) served as a foundation for the other three houses I visited after...More

Thank adonia1485
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not only one of the oldest preserved houses in Charleston, it is one of the nicest. We bought a 3-ticket combination with the Charleston Museum and the Joseph Manigault House. I think all three places were really above average. This house had a...More

Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 5 August 2018

There are slave houses in the back . The inside is filled with period pieces, some are original to the house. . Give some you idea how the wealthy lived. George Washington do sleep here.

Thank FilmGuyTO
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This was a nice house to visit. The guided tour was not so nice as I felt that our guide wanted to be somewhere else. The house itself was well presented, and I truly enjoyed that gardens at the back next to the kitchen building.

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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.