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Heyward-Washington House

Built in 1772, this was the townhome of Thomas Heyward Jr., Revolutionary patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. It was also George Washington’s temporary residence during his Southern Tour of 1791. Located in the original walled portion of the city, the neighborhood was used by Dubose Heyward as the setting for “Porgy and Bess.” Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Tickets: $5-12.


87 Church St.
Charleston, SC 29401
United States