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Heyward House

70 Boundary St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7011
+1 843-757-6293
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A Look at South Carolina Family Life in the 1840s

It is a well done guided tour of the house and grounds. Allow at least an hour and a half to take... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary W
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Leland, North Carolina
Ed was a great guide

Ed was a wonderful guide. He told us all about the house and the people who lived there and also... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
funtimefamily12
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Make this your first stop when visiting historic Bluffton, South Carolina. Whether you'd like to tour the house-museum, have questions about local history, need maps of the area, or just want to know where to have lunch while you're in town-- we would love to see you! The Heyward House was constructed circa 1841, and is one of only eight antebellum homes remaining in the Lowcountry coastal town of Bluffton, South Carolina. In 1998, the home was purchased by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society and opened to the public for tours, field trips, and events. In addition to being a beautifully preserved house-museum, the Heyward House also acts as the official town Welcome Center, providing maps, information, menus, and more to visitors and residents. Because of its well-preserved condition, the Heyward House is now an Official Project of the Save America's Treasures Program, a public-private partnership between the White House Millennium Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.The home is open to the public for tours Monday - Friday: 10-5 and Saturday 10-4. Group tours and guided walking tours of the historic district are available with advanced reservations.
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“walking tour” (7 reviews)
“self guided” (4 reviews)
“civil war” (12 reviews)
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70 Boundary St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7011
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a well done guided tour of the house and grounds. Allow at least an hour and a half to take in the tour and view the relics. The guide had many interesting stories of the family and the times leading up to and...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Ed was a wonderful guide. He told us all about the house and the people who lived there and also visited. He loves Bluffton and was so helpful. The house was very interesting.

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Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your review and for visiting the Heyward House! We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with Ed! Hope you will stop by on your next trip to Bluffton!

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We stopped by here for information on family friendly activities in the area and received many great ideas from a kind young lady on staff (I have forgotten her name!). We did a quick self-guided tour. Great piece of civil-war era history. We made a...More

Thank Michelle B
Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our historic house museum, and were able to gather some helpful information! Hope you will stop by and visit us again during your next trip to the Lowcountry!

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the guided tour and visit to this old plantation. Quite informative history surrounding this area and the Civil War. A must see....

Thank Doris D
Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your guided house tour while learning about the Civil War and our town! Hope you are able to visit again soon!

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I got the tour on Groupon. The tour included house and walking tour. Both guides were very nice. We learned a lot about Bluffton. What a great little town to visit. I recommend the tour and visit to this cute town. Parking at house is...More

Thank JudyBM24
Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and your time in Bluffton. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We took the guided tour of the house and found it to be quite interesting. If you're interested in local or Civil War-era history, you'll enjoy visiting the Heyward House.

Thank TravelinMomma77
Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the house tour and learning about Bluffton's history! Thanks for your review, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

I really enjoyed visiting the Hayward House. Learned more about the civil war and saw some very interesting antiques. The guide we had was very helpful.

Thank maxigirl2016
Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks for your review! Happy to hear that you enjoyed touring our historic house museum and learning about the Civil War. Hope you are able to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We recently visited Heyward House with our 6 yr old. We did the self-guided, app driven tour, and were pleasantly surprised! It was easy to use, full of historical information, and fun for our daughter to navigate! We had a leisurely stroll around Old Town...More

Thank Kay C
Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed our virtual walking tour and your time in Old Town Bluffton. Hope to see y'all again soon!

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Stop and visit the Heyward House as part of your visit to Old Town Bluffton. Learn about the influential early settlers in the area, and see this almost perfectly preserved piece of history!

Thank Dave L
Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Old Town Bluffton and touring our historic house museum! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We enjoyed our lively house & walking tours. The Heyward House guide was not deeply knowledgeable, but made up for it for it with her enthusiasm. Our walking guide was an actual Heyward descendant who fascinated us with her firsthand account of Old Town Bluffton...More

Thank annotrips
Heyward House H, Public Relations Manager at Heyward House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Old town Bluffton and our historic house museum! Thanks for your review, and we hope that you are able to come back soon!

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mary a h
25 August 2017|
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Response from Doris D | Reviewed this property |
Yes....inexpensive however.
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suepD3667GC
13 May 2017|
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Response from Heyward House H | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we are closed on Sundays. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00AM-5PM and Saturdays 10AM-4PM. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at (843) 757-6293. Thanks!
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