Introducing the newest historic Charleston walking tour, the Heyward-Washington House. This 2.5-hour combo walking tour takes you through Charleston’s charming historic district where cars and carriages can’t go. The tour also includes a 30-minute guided tour of the Heyward-Washington House.
Once the home of Thomas Heyward, one of South Carolina’s signers of the Declaration of Independence, the house also played host to President George Washington during his week-long stay in 1791 in the “Holy City.” The house has since become known as the “Heyward-Washington House.”
Built in 1772, this Georgian-style double house features a superb collection of historic Charleston-made furniture including the priceless Holmes Bookcase, considered one of the finest examples of American-made colonial furniture. The property features the only 1740s kitchen building open to the public in Charleston as well as formal gardens featuring plants commonly used in the South Carolina Lowcountry in the late 18th century.
The Heyward-Washington House is Charleston’s first historic house museum, and was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1978.
Tours Available Friday and Saturday
9:30am – 12pm
$45 per person