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  • Visiting Charleston

    Discover The Magic

    Voted "Top City in the United States" by Condé Nast Traveler readers, Charleston is renowned for its natural beauty, hospitality, architecture, history, food, and culture. Check out a few of our favorite things - and discover your own!

"We stayed two nights at this quaint bed and breakfast Inn. We were within walking distance to the shops, The Battery, Rainbow Row, the French Quarter, and many other popular restaurants and art studios! The room was clean and spacious. We would recommend and would return next time we are in Charleston."

- TripAdvisor, 3/15/15

Calendar of Events


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.

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Charleston Restaurant Week

Enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price. Delight in a fine dining experience at our Circa 1886 Restaurant with three signature courses for $45.

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Charleston's Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) hosts the world's foremost experts in wildlife and nature art, and sponsors conservation research and environmental education. A 3-day celebration of wildlife, SEWE is the largest event of its kind in the nation, attracting over 500 artists and exhibitors from around the globe.

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Where To Eat: Staff Favorites

Circa 1886 restaurant at The Wentworth Mansion

For an exquisite dinner with intimate ambiance, our own Circa 1886 at Wentworth Mansion.

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Kitchen 208

For outdoor dining with fast, casual breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, visit Kitchen 208- just steps away from our front door.

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Bin 152

A husband and wife owned wine bar and antique shop where you'll enjoy incredible wines, cheese and charcuterie plates - and the chance to buy most of what you see.

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What To Do: Staff Favorites

Take a stroll along Church Street

Don't miss the beautiful homes while you're staring at the circa 1806 St. Philip's Episcopal church.

Charleston Farmers Market

Stroll over to Marion Square every Saturday from April through late December for everything from local produce, jewelry, art, crafts, family activities, and delicious food and drink.

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Carriage Ride

Take in the city's best sites on a horse-drawn carriage while you're regaled with local history and folklore.

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Places To See: Staff Favorites

Fort Sumter

Take a long, beautiful glimpse at Charleston's history at Fort Sumter, the site of the first shots of the Civil War.

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The Gibbes Museum

Enjoy a premier collection of more than 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and an ever-changing array of special exhibitions.

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Nathaniel Russell House

Step back into grand Charleston style as you take in the beauty of the free-flying staircase, geometric-shaped rooms, and ornate plasterwork.

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