Not packed in a bus. Not herded with a group. Self guided walk is the SAFEST way to sightsee while observing SOCIAL DISTANCING!
Edward Rutledge House (Governor's Inn), Charleston

Edward Rutledge House (Governor's Inn), Charleston

On the south side of Broad Street is the Edward Rutledge House, now known as the Governor's House Inn; a National Historic Landmark that is oriented as many Charleston houses are, with a two-story porch facing to the right side. The facade facing Broad Street has a gable at the center of the roof, which is fully pedimented and has modillions lining its outline. An entrance is located in the center of the main five bays, topped by a transom window and gabled pediment, and flanked by sidelight windows. The interior, which has undergone much alteration due to varied uses, still retains some of its original features; the 11 guest rooms all come in classic style with high ceilings, four-poster beds, and period furnishings.

The house is most notable as the home of Edward Rutledge (the younger brother of John Rutledge), a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Rutledge, a South Carolina native, was trained in England in the law, and had by the time of the American Revolution established a law practice in Charleston. He served in the First and Second Continental Congresses, and spent time during the American Revolutionary War as a prisoner of war, having been captured in the 1780 Siege of Charleston. He served as Governor of South Carolina from 1798 to his death in 1800.

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Charleston, South Carolina within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Edward Rutledge House (Governor's Inn) on Map

Sight Name: Edward Rutledge House (Governor's Inn)
Sight Location: Charleston, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Charleston

Create Your Own Walk in Charleston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Charleston is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Charleston Introduction Walk

Charleston Introduction Walk

A popular tourist destination, Charleston impresses visitors with its Southern charm, friendliness, and rich history. As one of America's most historic cities, founded by English colonists in 1670, it has very old – yet well preserved – architecture ranging from the early colonial period to plantations to the antebellum Civil War period, which resulted in the downtown boasting a large...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
French Quarter Walking Tour

French Quarter Walking Tour

Follow this self-guided tour to explore the most important attractions in Charleston's historic French Quarter, named for the high concentration of French merchants who left their influence on the area, and home to the French Huguenot Church – the sole-surviving French Calvinist Congregation in the U.S. Sitting adjacent to the city's Waterfront Park, the Quarter is also famous for its...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Historical Houses Tour

Historical Houses Tour

Charleston is very popular for its magnificent antebellum mansions built by wealthy families who wanted everyone to know how wealthy they were, choosing to have their homes constructed in architectural styles that set them apart from others. It certainly wasn't a cookie-cutter industry. Take this self-guided walk to tour some of the best-known historic houses in Charleston and marvel at the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Downtown Religious Sites Tour

Downtown Religious Sites Tour

Charleston is also sometimes called the Holy City. That is because it is the home of a large number of churches. The city has many outstanding and fascinating religious structures. Take this self guided walk to see the most popular churches in Downtown Charleston.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Harleston Village Walking Tour

Harleston Village Walking Tour

First established in 18th century, Harleston Village is an old and popular neighborhood in Charleston. College of Charleston, one of the oldest universities in the country, was founded here in 1770. The area is dotted with Georgian and Italian architectural buildings. Among them, the former houses of John Rutledge and Edward Rutledge, two signers of Declaration of Independence, are beautifully...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles