Heyward-Washington House 


Heyward-Washington House

The Heyward-Washington House was built in 1772 by Thomas Heyward Jr., one of the signers of the declaration of Independence. The city rented the house from Heyward for President George Washington’s week long stay in Charleston in May 1791. The home is furnished with period pieces and the original kitchen is still present and open to the public. Visitors can also tour the formal gardens featuring plants commonly used in the South Carolina lowcountry in the 18th century. If you plan on visiting the Charleston Museum or the Joseph Manigault House, you can buy combo tickets and save money. A combo ticket for 2 sites will be a savings of $6 and a combo ticket for 3 sites will be a savings of $11. Allow about an hour to tour the house and gardens.



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Heyward-Washington House Hours and Admission


Hours:
Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm (last tour at
4:30 pm)

Sun. 12 pm - 5 pm (last tour at 4:30 pm)

Admission:
Adults (18+) $12
Youth (13-17) $10
Child (3-12) $5
Children 2 and under Free


Combo tickets to the Heyward-Washington House, Joseph Manigault House and the Charleston Museum are available. 
1 site ticket $12 
2 site tickets $18 (A savings of $6)
3 site tickets $25 (A savings of $11)


Heyward-Washington House Address and Map


Heyward-Washington House
87 Church St
Charleston SC 29403
(843) 722-2996
Heyward-Washington House Website


Current and Upcoming Events 
at the Heyward-Washington House


What: USO Days at the Joseph Maniagult House
When: Oct. 8, 2021 - Oct. 14. 2021 
Time: 10 am - 5 pm 
Where: Joseph Manigault House
Admission: Regular Admission

Veteran’s Day week explore the military history of the Joseph Manigault House during USO Days. Throughout WWII, this site was used as a United Service Organizations (USO) post, Red Cross training facility, and dormitory. While at the Joseph Manigault House – with the support of hundreds of volunteers – service members attended dinners and parties, played games, and wrote to their families during wartime.

As part of the event, enjoy badminton and horseshoes in the garden, much like the visiting service members would have during WWII.  Explore special exhibits and tours featuring images, letters, and clothing from the 1940s.

ALL Veterans and active duty military will be admitted free on November 11th to all three Museum sites.


What: Garden Club of Charleston Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House
When: Dec. 4, 2021 - Dec. 27. 2021 
Time: 10 am - 5 pm 
Where: Joseph Manigault House
Admission: Regular Admission

Annually, the Garden Club of Charleston uses this impressive house as a backdrop for their creative holiday arrangements, using only plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the first quarter of the 19th century. This year, the GCC has chosen the theme Hark the Harold Angels Sing.


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