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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
Aug
2014

Louie's Kids Guest Chef Dinner Benefit

Since its inaugural dinner four years ago, this special event has become one of the most successful local fundraisers of its kind, raising nearly $50,000 for Louie's Kids, a Charleston-based non-profit that aims to end childhood obesity. For the 2014 dinner, Chef Marc Collins will invite guest chefs to join him in preparing for a five-course, wine paired dinner set to a live auction.

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Sep
2014

Restaurant Week

Enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price. Delight in a fine dining experience at our Circa 1886 Restaurant with three signature courses for $40.

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Oct
2014

Preservation Society of Charleston's Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens

Experience Charleston's distinctive architecture, history and culture during the Preservation Society of Charleston's 38th Annual Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens. Stroll through Charleston's historic streets, secret gardens, churches and beautiful private homes with an expertly guided tour.

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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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