Heyward-Washington House Museum


Heyward-Washington House Museum

Two. Heyward-Washington House Museum

87 Church Street (South of Broad)
CharlestonSC  29403
(843) 722-0354

Monday-Saturday: 10:00a -5:00p (last tour at 4:30p)
Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00p (last tour at 4:30p)

The Heyward-Washington House was built in 1772. The town house was built in the Georgian-style double house. Thomas Heyward, Jr. was one of the four South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The City of Charleston rented the house for George Washington's use during the President's week-long stay in Charleston in May 2,1791 and it has become know as the "Heyward-Washington House".

In 1930 the Heyward-Washington House became Charleston's first historic house museum. You can see a excellent collection of historic Charleston-made furniture including the Holmes Bookcase which is considered one of the finest examples of American-made colonial furniture. The museum also feature the only 1740s kitchen building open to the public, as well as formal gardens featuring plants commonly used in the Lowcountry in the late 18th century.