John Rutledge House Inn, Charleston

John Rutledge House Inn, Charleston

Sitting on the north side of Broad Street in the historic center of Charleston, the John Rutledge House Inn is close to the old South of Broad neighborhood not only in terms of location but also in terms of feel. Renowned as "America's most historic inn", this house boasts a fine old pedigree. Constructed in the 1760s for the Constitution signer John Rutledge, it is one of just fifteen residences belonging to the original signatories that have endured the test of time. Even George Washington himself enjoyed breakfast within its walls, joining a long list of patriots, statesmen, and presidents who came to visit Mr. Rutledge.

Today, the towering three-story structure stands as one of Charleston's most sought-after bed-and-breakfasts, holding a prestigious AAA Four-Diamond rating. While the building has been modernized to incorporate all modern conveniences and is furnished with elegant yet exceptionally comfortable furniture, history still permeates every nook and cranny here. Overall, there are 19 guest rooms, ranging in size from standard to spacious, inside the main house and two carriage houses at the rear of the property. The interior is a showcase of period splendor, featuring Italian marble fireplaces, original plaster moldings, and exquisite ironwork in the public areas. The ballroom, open to the public, serves as a delightful venue for afternoon tea and breakfast.

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Sight Name: John Rutledge House Inn
Sight Location: Charleston, USA (See walking tours in Charleston)
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