Heyward-Washington House

87 Church St.
Charleston, SC 29401- Map It
Phone: (843) 722-2996

AAA Editor Notes

Heyward-Washington House is at 87 Church St. The 1772 Georgian-style brick house was built by prominent rice planter Daniel Heyward for his son Thomas Heyward Jr., an artillery officer in South Carolina's militia during the American Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house was also named for George Washington, who was a guest during his visit to Charleston in May 1791. Most of the furnishings are from Charleston. Guided house tours also include the servants' quarters, a 1740s kitchen building and a garden behind the main house. The formal garden showcases plants representative of those that would have been used in Charleston in the late 1700s. Guided tours are available.
$12; $10 (ages 13-17); $5 (ages 3-12). Combination tickets are available with Charleston Museum or Joseph Manigault House at $18 for two sites, $25 for three sites.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5. Last tour begins 30 minutes before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (at noon) and Christmas. Allow 30 minutes minimum.