In a district of Charleston called Cabbage Row, this red-brick Georgian-style house was built in 1772 by Daniel Heyward, aka “the rice king,” and later acquired by his son Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. President George Washington bedded down here during his weeklong stay in 1791. Many of the fine period pieces in the house are the work of Thomas Elfe, one of America’s most famous cabinetmakers. The restored 1740s kitchen is the only one of its kind in the city that is open to the public. It stands behind the main house, along with the servants’ quarters and the garden.
- Frommer's Staff