American politician, Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice of  SC Supreme Court, and  President of South Carolina when it was a Republic.  Rutledge was also the Governor of SC and Commander-in-Chief of the SC Militia during the Revolutionary War.  His signature is on the United States Constitution.
3 Story House Inn:  Built by Rutledge in 1763.
This elegant home opened in 1989 as a luxurious Bed & Breakfast and is one of the only fifteen homes belonging to signers of the Constitution in existence today, and . . .  the only one to now accommodate lodging guests.   Many famous patriots, statesmen and presidents have stayed here, including George Washington in 1791.
Much of the history of South Carolina and the United States can be traced to meetings and writings which took place in the large ballroom and adjoining library on the second floor of this stately Rutledge mansion.  References and reminders of Rutledge’s service to his state and nation can be found in this home.
19 guest rooms and suites within a complex of 3 buildings.  Spacious classic rooms, some with ornate fireplaces.  All have high molded ceilings, sitting areas, luxurious baths, canopied and/or four poster beds - gracious living from another time.
A loving rejuvenation has restored the beautiful details of the home’s 18th and 19th century architecture with elaborate carved Italian marble fireplace, inlaid floors, and graceful ironwork fronting the balcony.   At the same time, the finest of today’s amenities and conveniences have been tastefully integrated. 
Rates include Continental breakfast in your room, brandy and chocolate at your bedside each evening.  A full breakfast is also available.  Afternoons and evenings, Colonial Charleston is recreated in the Inn’s ballroom; wine and sherry are offered in this opulent hall where patriots, statesman and presidents have met.  The city’s finest restaurants, theaters, shops and other historic sights are minutes away.

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