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Heyward House Historic Center


Take a step back in time when you visit charming Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina!  The Heyward House Historic Center, located at 70 Boundary Street, is in the heart of Bluffton’s Nationally Registered Historic District. It’s the perfect place to begin your visit to Bluffton.

Operated by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society, a tour of the Heyward House (c.1841) provides visitors a glimpse into the past.  Guided tours of the house and grounds are offered daily for a nominal fee. Guided walking tours of Old Town Bluffton are also available by appointment on Monday – Friday. One of only eight antebellum homes to survive the Civil War, this well-preserved house museum is the only historic home in Bluffton that is open to the public for tours

Designated in 2000 as the official Welcome Center for the town of Bluffton, make the Heyward House your first stop when visiting historic Bluffton.  Here you can pick up free maps and information on all things Bluffton, including local menus, coupons, event tickets, and much more. Stop by the Heyward House for a visit when you’re in town, and see what the Bluffton State of Mind is all about!


Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm

 Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Price for House Tours:

Adults: $8

Students: $2

Heyward House

Photos taken in and around the Heyward House Historic Center 2008 - present

[img src=]17770Heyward House Historic Center street view
[img src=]43240Slave Cabin and Kitchen
Slave Cabin and Kitchen by Bill Box Bluffton photographer 2013
[img src=]12240Lois on the front porch
Docent Lois on the front porch of the Heyward House by Bill Box Bluffton photographer 2013
[img src=]12170Front of the Heyward House
A nice picture of the front of the Heyward House on a sunny day by Bill Box Bluffton photographer 2013
[img src=]9790Docent shows the spinning wheel
Docent Lois shows off the spinning wheel in the sewing room by Bill Box Bluffton photographer 2013
[img src=]8830The Heyward's sewing machine
This New Home Treadle sewing Machine belonged to the Heyward Family. by Bill Box Bluffton photographer 2013
[img src=]8480The Bedroom/lady's Parlor
The dresser in the bedroom/lady's parlor by Bill Box Bluffton photographer 2013
[img src=]8720The gentlemen's parlor
The gentlemen's parlor by Bill Box Bluffton photographer 2013
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The Heyward House Historic Center is lovely in the spring, when the azaleas are in bloom.
[img src=]23640Heyward House staff
Heyward House staff, from left: Maureen Richards, Susan Scoggins, and Erin Dyer
[img src=]17380Heyward House porch
The porch is open 24-7, 365! It's a great spot to wait out an afternoon rainshower!
[img src=]17980The Heyward House Gentleman's Parlor
[img src=]17390The Heyward House Ladies Parlor
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Dress up day at the Heyward House!
[img src=]13070The Sewing Room at the Heyward House
[img src=]12000The Heyward House dining room
[img src=]11230This mirror, etched in 1863 by a Union Soldier is a great example of some historic graffiti!
[img src=]10560Heyward House dining room
Did you know that the dining room used to be the back porch? It was enclosed in the 1930's.