Welcome to Historic Bluffton! Begin your visit here at The Heyward House, official Welcome Center for the town of Bluffton. Tour our House Museum, built by slaves in 1841; find maps and brochures for area businesses, and get a taste of the culture and history of our fair town. The Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center is owned and operated by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society, a non-profit, 501-(C)-3 corporation, dedicated to the preservation of the culture and history of Bluffton.

20 Years in Operation
3068 Tours Taken in FY2017/2018
11425 Visitors in FY2017/2018
590 Students reached through education programs in fy 2017/2018

Take a Virtual Fly-through of the Heyward House

Click the arrow icon for a quick glance throughout the house, or use the icons as shown to view any particular room. We offer guided tours through the five interior rooms and the two outbuildings that take about 45 minutes and cost $10. The tours tell the history of Bluffton and the Heyward House and the people who lived here and the many artifacts displayed in each room. Find out how the house survived the burning of Bluffton in 1863. Come in and see the House, built in 1841, and hear stories for yourself!

Membership in the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society helps us to save the artifacts and the many stories that make our history the important foundation of our culture.


Heyward House Historic Center

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