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Heyward-Washington House

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Neighbourhood: Charlestowne
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Address: 87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2503
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Historic mansion open to the public.

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Great Historical House To Tour

The Heward-Washinbgton House was very interesting. The Dosan was very interesting and made the tour very good. The restoration of the home is good and the whole experience gives... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Heward-Washinbgton House was very interesting. The Dosan was very interesting and made the tour very good. The restoration of the home is good and the whole experience gives one an idea of how the wealthy lived in the 1700's in Charleston.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This house is part of the Charleston City Museum (another great attraction - not to be missed). It is a restored Georgian Double House from the early 18th Century. Lovingly restored with period furnishings. The guides are amazing and very knowledgeable of local history and customs. You'll also learn about the connection of this house to the operetta "Porgy and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This one is worth visiting. It was very interesting--although Washington is a bit of an exaggeration since he only rented it for one week. Walking tghe neighborhood is also wel worth the visit.

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved that this house dated back to the colonial and revolutionary days when so much of the attractions in Charleston are focused on the mid-1800s. Fascinating pieces as well as stories of the house and history of early Charleston.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house was a lovely example of the lifestyle of the era and yes, George Washington did rent this house for three months while trying to influence mindsets for the cause of independence. To touch the banister that George did, was a wonderful sensation! Our guide was knowledgeable yet very dry. The small, back garden was lovely and groomed with... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would have been my 3rd house on the Architectural tour package but I saved it for the last. I had seen it two years earlier and really had not intended to go back. but here I was in the area with a paid ticket and fond memories. so I toured it again. I am enamored with the age of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guides knew all the facts and details of this house as though they built it themselves. The entire home was restored to its original details with place settings in all the appropriate rooms, furniture and piano also still as though we were expected to play it if we wanted, but of course not allowed to preserve their perfect condition.... More 

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Little River, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable. The furniture was very nice. Lots of history in this house. Nice garden area.

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Richlands, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My tour guide was knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions about the house or the period in general. She made the tour interesting. There are some beautiful, unique pieces in the museum. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see this old home as part of a combination tour with the Heyward-Washington House and the Charleston Museum. I recommend doing that, as you basically get one house for free that way. This one is right across from the Charleston Museum. Go to the Manigault first and then go to the Heyward-Washington House. The Manigault House is a... More 

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