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  • Visiting Charleston

    So Much to Love

    Voted "Top City in the United States" by Condé Nast Traveler readers, Charleston is beloved and renowned for its hospitality, beauty, architecture, history, food, and culture. Check out some of our favorite things.

"We only had two days in Charleston, but staying at the John Rutledge House Inn made us feel as though we captured the best of what Charleston obviously has to offer: fascinating history, gracious people, and wonderful food."

- TripAdvisor 12/1/12

Calendar of Events
Apr
2014

Historic Charleston 67th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens

The Historic Charleston Foundation invites guests to tour downtown Charleston's many historic homes and breathtaking gardens during its 67th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens.

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May
2014

Spoleto Festival

Spoleto Festival USA is one of the most recognized and acclaimed art festivals in the world, drawing thousands of visitors to Charleston each spring. The festival supports new and innovative works while enhancing public appreciation of the arts- from dance and music to theater and jazz.

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Jun
2014

Craft Beer and Blue Jeans Dinner at Circa 1886

Enjoy a fun and informal early summer evening at Circa 1886 for our second annual Craft Beer and Blue Jeans Dinner. Enjoy an outdoor reception in the courtyard before feasting on Southern fare paired with locally brewed beer.

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Where To Eat: Staff Favorites

Circa 1886 at the Wentworth Mansion

For an exquisite dinner with intimate ambiance, our own Circa 1886 at Wentworth Mansion.

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Fast & French (G&M)

A taste of Paris just steps from our door. Go for one of the best and most affordable lunches in the city.

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Kitchen 208

For outdoor dining with fast, casual breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, visit Kitchen 208 on lower King Street.

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What To Do: Staff Favorites

Tommy Dew's Walking Tour

Step back in Charleston history with one of the city's best guides.

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Rickshaw Ride

An evening rickshaw ride along the Battery is the perfect way to end a day's worth of sightseeing.

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Harbor Tour

See the Holy City from one of the best vantage points - our beautiful waters.

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Places To See: Staff Favorites

Fort Sumter

Take a long, beautiful glimpse at Charleston as she was through history. Take the boat ride out to Fort Sumter, the site of the first shots of the Civil War.

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Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

Discover this building's integral role in our country's quest for independence and its important service to an emerging country.

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Heyward-Washington House

Browse a magnificent collection of Charleston-made furniture in the main house and ancillary structures like the carriage shed that has an 18th-century well just beneath, the kitchen building that was built in the 1740s, and an exquisite formal garden. President Washington stayed in the Heyward-Washington House while visiting Mrs. Rutledge.

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