117 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2435, USA    
(800) 720-9812, (843) 720-2070


  1. Governor's House (c. 1760) is a National Historic Landmark....
  2. The inn's original Kitchen House offers suites with living room and fireplace....
  3. One of the inn's nine fireplaces warms the living room....
  4. The inn's living room has triple-hung windows and an 1836 grand piano....
  5. The inn's elegant first floor is reserved for guests....
  6. The Rutledge Suite, with four-poster, canopied king bed and marble bath....
  7. The Parlor is perfect for intimate conversation....
  8. The majestic Middleton Suite....
  9. A watercolor of the Governor's House....
  10. The Laurens Room...

- $549

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Circa 1760. One of the most classic of Southern cities, Charleston's grace and beauty can be experienced at one of its most historic and gracious inns. At the Charleston Governor's House, civility and romance are a tradition. Declared a National Historic Landmark, the former Governor's Mansion was built in 1760 and was the home of Edward Rutledge, one of South Carolina's representatives to the First Continental Congress in 1775 and the youngest person to ratify and sign the Declaration of Independence a year later. After his capture and imprisonment by the British, he became governor of South Carolina and lived in this stately home. Today, one of the finest suites in the inn bears his name. Antique Italian chandeliers look down upon a king-size, arched-canopy bed, and a fireplace warms an elegant sitting area. When the weather is fine, a private porch makes a good spot for conversation. Three other suites also feature fireplaces, canopy beds, marble whirlpools and showers, while four standard rooms have combinations of 12-foot-high ceilings, canopy beds, sitting areas and porches. Hardwood floors extend throughout the inn. Homemade Charleston muffins and fresh local fruit are presented each morning in the dining room or on the spacious double veranda -- also the locations for the inn's Lowcountry afternoon tea and evening sherry. Within walking distance of the inn are the other magnificent homes and gardens of the historic district of Charleston, the Battery and the Old Market.

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$229 to $549

Off Season: $195 to $489

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Afternoon Tea
    • Hors d'oeuvres


This property has 11 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 6 with whirlpools, 4 suites and 2 conference rooms. The types of beds available include King and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Meetings
    • Small Events

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Select Registry, IIA, Classic Inns of the South

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights weekends, three nights special events

Children Restrictions

Children 12 and over are welcome


14 days



Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Historic Sites
    • Plantations

Historic Interest

Former governor's mansion, home of Edward Rutledge, signer of Declaration of Independence, First Continental Congress, Governor of South Carolina.

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Register (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Historic Landmark
  • Charleston Preservation Society

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Fort Sumter National Monument, Historic Charleston, Fort Moultrie, Charleston Battery, Old Market

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