John Rutledge House Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... downtown area of Charleston to go to the visitor center and check out some of the sights in that area. It is only about eight miles from where we are staying and we didn’t expect it would take too long to get there. It didn’t.
We found the roads in downtown to be similar to other historic towns we have visited, and many of Charleston’s streets were narrow, one way squeezes. It was very similar to streets in ...
... houses often reserved for servants. The Charleston Green a distinctive color that looks pitch black has it's roots in the aftermath of the Civil War. The federal government distributed thousands of gallons of surplus black paint to contribute to the reconstruction of the city, but Charlestonians were too proud (and too tasteful) to use as it is so they added a tiny bit of yellow to each gallon, producing the distinctive historic colour.
We wandered in ...
... came. People of many different faiths composed the population, starting in the 17th century, one of the reasons Charleston is known as the Holy City. And today, one notices church steeples, not skyscrapers, in the Historic District.
Ruth explained about the increase of the slave trade and how rice planting began. We were surprised to discover the connection of ...
... parking fees. Since we were early, we walked through the nearby undercover markets, which were originally farmer's markets but seemed to be more tourist oriented now.
We met our guide Ann on the steps of the customs house, and there were eight of us in our tour group (we were the only Aussies again). We almost thought she wasn't coming as she was a few minutes late. But she had the look of a working mother who juggled family and career at the same time.
... didn’t seem to mind. Rather than a full meal I decided to have a salad and Pan Seared Sea Scallops, sweet corn hoe cakes and sautéed spinach with brandied apple-bacon cream sauce. Oh my goodness. It was absolutely delicious. They say you go to Charleston to eat and shop. Well, we didn’t do much shopping but we did do a lot of eating
and the food was great.
After dinner we ended up at Ken ...