Where to Stay for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC

dock street theater, charleston scThe Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC kicks off this coming Friday, May 25!  It lasts until June 10, and is a great opportunity to experience cultural arts and the city of Charleston.  If you are wondering where to stay for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, then you should definitely consider the Governor’s House Inn, which is near many of the festival venues.

The Governor’s House Inn is a National Historic Landmark reflecting 18th century civility and grandeur.  Among Historic Charleston inns, only Governor’s House Inn offers the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and grandeur of a pre-Revolution National Landmark combined with legendary Charleston hospitality. Located just a short walk from Historic Charleston’s legendary Old Market, and Spoleto venues, Governor’s House Inn reflects the classic style and allure of the South’s most mannered and picturesque city.

If you are coming for the Spoleto Festival, you should know that this is the 36th season!  Among all of the festivities is a commemoration of Phillip Glass’ 75th birthday.  He has had a long relationship with Spoleto, and has truly helped shape the festival.

The Spoleto Festival is also staging the American premiere of “Kepler,” which is about the famed German astronomer Johannes Kepler.  Previously, only the score was performed in the US.  This is a great event for Spoleto which was founded in Charleston, SC in 1977 by composer Gian Carlo Menotti, as a sister festival to his Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.

The opening ceremonies are this coming Friday, May 25th, and they are subsequently followed by more than 140 shows by over 50 different groups and performing artists that are located all throughout the historic city of Charleston.

Once again, if you are wondering where to stay for the Spoleto Festival, then consider the Governor’s House Inn, and come see why Charleston is revered as one of the top destinations in the United States.



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