"Charleston is a fabulous city that offers so much in the way of history, great places to eat, and friendly people. We enjoyed walking and exploring. Our daily activities were always enhanced by our return to the comfort and charm of the Wentworth Mansion."
The historic beauty and charm of Charleston come alive this October as friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston welcome you inside the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exceptional historic houses. Experience firsthand the rich history of Charleston's culture, architecture and hospitality on The Fall Tours. Discover the stories of these magnificent residences and the people who have lived in them for centuries and learn why visitors from all over the world are still drawn to this special place today.Visit Website >
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the “Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner,” a festive evening where diners journey by carriage to three different locations. Guests are invited to start the evening with hors d’oeuvres at Historic Kings Courtyard Inn at 198 King Street, travel to Circa 1886 restaurant at 149 Wentworth Street for a three-course dinner, and wind down at Historic John Rutledge House Inn at 116 Broad Street for coffee and dessert. Hors d’oeuvres start at 5:30 p.m. and the evening wraps up at 8:30 p.m. A carriage will transport guests from one location to the next. The cost is $100.00 per person, excluding beverages.Visit Website >
For an exquisite dinner with intimate ambiance, our own Circa 1886.Visit Website >
Ted's on East Bay Street is home to our favorite sandwich, the house roasted wagyu beef with carmelized onions, sauteed exotic mushrooms, and blue cheese garlic aioli.Visit Website >
For outdoor dining with fast, casual breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, visit Kitchen 208 on lower King Street.Visit Website >
A carriage ride is an ideal way to see Charleston and hear some local legends, history, and lore.Visit Website >
For a more detailed tour, we recommend a private tour with one of the Holy City's best guides, Linda Jones. Please contact the concierge to make a reservation.
For awe-inspiring views, take in a sunset sail aboard the stunning Schooner Pride. We promise it will be an evening to remember.Visit Website >
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.Visit Website >
Explore the glorious gardens and grounds of a quintessential plantation at Middleton Plantation.Visit Website >
Step back into grand Charleston style as you walk through the expansive, beautiful rooms at the Nathaniel Russell House.Visit Website >
"Charleston is a great town with many excellent hotel options, but for us, none can match the Wentworth Mansion. It is a beautifully restored historic mansion on a quiet residential street within easy walking distance of many Charleston attractions. The rooms are elegant, the service is exceptional, and the atmosphere peaceful and unhurried."