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. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.