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The Historic Center of Bluffton

Welcome to the Heyward House

Visit the Heyward House

Hours
Monday- Friday: 10am-5pm and Saturday: 10am-4pm
Parking
Parking is located beside the Heyward House on the shoulders of Green Street and Bridge Street, and on Calhoun Street. The area behind the house is handicap and staff parking only. It is a part of our tour area.
Tours
The Heyward House offers a total of four historic tours.


Heyward House Offerings


Historic Home
Come visit the 1841 historic summer home and experience life in the antebellum lowcountry.
Events
We host events throughout the year at the Heyward House Historic Center, click below to see our upcoming events.
Rentals
Envision your elegant event on the beautiful, historic grounds of the Cole-Heyward House, Colcock-Teel House, or the Oak Grove.
Gift Shop
Come visit the Heyward House Gift Shop for a wide selection of books, historic toys, pictures, shirts, and more. Or visit our online shop, Bluffton Gifts.
Bluffton Welcome Center
Since 2000, the Heyward House Historic Center has been the official welcome center of Bluffton.
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Virtual Docent Walking Tour

Virtual Docent Walking Tour

Take a stroll through Historic Old Town Bluffton at your own...
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Living Portrait Tour

Living Portrait Tour

The Heyward House Historic Center now offers a fun new tour ...
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Single Activity Programs

Single Activity Programs

The Heyward House is now offering other educational activiti...
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School Days

School Days

The Heyward House Historic Center offers School Days, a prog...
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Donate

Donate

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School Days Volunteer

School Days Volunteer

Enjoy working with children? Come spend a School Day at t...
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Special Events

Special Events

We host several community events plus one major fundraise...
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Building and Grounds

Building and Grounds

Like to get your hands dirty?  Master Gardeners come once...
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Become a Docent

Become a Docent

Give tours of the Heyward House and provide general infor...
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Group Tours

Group Tours

We welcome groups of all sizes!  Tour just the Heyward House
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Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Discover what the Bluffton State of Mind is all about in Old
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Guided House Tour

Guided House Tour

Guided tours of the historic house-museum and grounds are av
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18
Years in Operation
11539
Visitors in FY 2014/2015
3087
Tours taken in FY 2014/2015
765
Students reached through education programs in FY 2014/2015

Our Staff

Meet our Staff members

Alyssa Krob

Alyssa Krob

 Manager

Alyssa was born and raised in Beaufort, SC. Growing up she always heard stories of her family’s ancestry, which would spark her interest in history. The interest of history grew into a passion when she attended the University of South Carolina-Beaufort and graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Anthropology. Eventually she plans on going back to school to obtain a master’s degree and then hopefully a doctorate degree. She began working for the Heyward House Historic Center in October of 2013 as admin support.

Katie Epps

Katie Epps

Director and Curator

Katie grew up in Charleston, SC where she fell in love with history and graduated from the College of Charleston in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and a minor in History.  She continued her studies at the University of South Carolina, where she earned her Master of Arts in Anthropology in 2004.  She moved to Bluffton in 2004, where she was the Field Director and Archaeologist for a local archaeology firm.  She changed fields in 2009 and worked as a contractor at Fort Stewart in the Environmental Division where she wrote National Environmental Policy Act documents for the Army and helped conduct archaeological excavations with their Cultural Resource Management Section.  In May of 2013, she joined the staff of the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society as the manager of the Heyward House Historic Center.

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Heyward House Historic Center

  • (843) 757-6293
  • [email protected]
  • http://heywardhouse.org
  • 70 Boundary Street Bluffton, SC 29910