Heyward-Washington House, Charleston

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
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  • This was an extremely informative tour about the Heyward family, George Washington's visit during his presidency, the colonial and post Revolutionary War period, and craftsmanship of the structure...  more »
  • To be walking where Washington did was a surreal feeling! There was a guided tour of the main house by a lady that was obviously passionate about the history of the place. The guided tour only lasted....  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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