The Heyward-Washington House is a historic house museum at 87 Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Built in 1772, it was home to Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and was where George Washington stayed during his 1791 visit to the city. It is now owned and operated by the Charleston Museum. Furnished for the late 18th century, the house includes a collection of Charleston-made furniture. Other structures include the carriage shed and 1740s kitchen building.Make Heyward-Washington House part of your personalized Charleston itinerary using our Charleston trip planner.
The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
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Beautiful old home and an excellent tour guide to show us thru the house. The woodwork throughout the house and the furniture from the period really showcases the craftsmanship of the era. more »
This home is a must-see for all lovers of history. It was so neat to see the room where George Washington slept in, and also to touch the handrail that he used. There are lots of beautiful pieces of..... more »
Fantastic tour! I didn’t catch the name of the guide because I was s few minutes late, but she was great. Not only was the house history covered, but some of the pieces and there relevance to Charleston as well. Highly recommended!
This was one of the best tours I went on! My tour guide was entertaining and informative. Small house but full of so much history. We had our daughter with us, who fell asleep, so they let my husband go on one tour then I went on the next one. Glad we stopped!
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