Mo to Sa from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Su from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PMThomas Heyward, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, built his splendid home in 1772. In 1791, the city rented the home for use by an honored guest: George Washington. The building is decorated with Charleston-manufactured furniture and the gardens showcase flowers that were available and popular in the 18th century. The Heyward-Washington House has been featured on Home and Garden Television. Guided tours are available. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the house or through the Charleston Museum.