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: Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Kristy Bishop
When: Sept 18, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: The Dill Sanctuary 
Admission: $120 Museum Members | $150 Non-Members

Join local artist Kristy Bishop as she leads an introductory workshop on dyeing with indigo at the Dill Sanctuary!  Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of this dye plant as it pertains to South Carolina, the chemistry of a vat, and dye fabric using shibori tie-dye methods. Kristy will focus on itajime (folding and clamped resist), kumo (bound resist), and Nui (stitched resist).  These three techniques all yield unique and beautiful patterns.  Attendees will be able to sample these methods on 12” x 12” cotton squares.  Once comfortable they will be able to dye a 24” x 24” cotton fabric and an 11” x 60” crepe de chine silk scarf.  In addition, participants are encouraged to bring personal items to dye such as a garment, yarn, or even colored fabric to over-dye.
 Purchase tickets here


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