Wentworth Mansion Lets Visitors Become ‘True Charlestonians’

The historic Wentworth Mansion® is giving Charleston visitors a chance to become a “true” Charlestonian.

Online PR News – 11-March-2010 – – The city of Charleston has a culture all its own. From the seeksucker suits to the shrimp and grits, plenty a visitor from north of the Mason-Dixon Line has been intrigued by the Holy City’s gentile ways and its storied past. Now, the historic Wentworth Mansion® is giving Charleston visitors a chance to become a “true” Charlestonian.

The historic AAA Five Diamond hotel is offering a True Charlestonian package that includes all things Southern. In addition to two nights at the Wentworth Mansion® and dinner for two at Circa 1886, the hotel’s on-site AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Four Star restaurant, guests will experience a fashion consultation (complete with bow tie) at Berlin's clothing store; two tickets to Fort Sumter, where the “war of Northern aggression” began; and a carriage ride through historic downtown Charleston for a history – and “lingo” – lesson
Known as one of the country’s most polite cities, guests also can experience a true Southern tea in the hotel’s sun porch room, and they’ll get to take a little bit of Charleston home with a gift basket of Charleston goodies from Market Street Munchies, including tea, pecans and Charleston classic benne wafers.

The mansion itself was built in 1886 by wealthy cotton merchant Francis Silas Rodgers, making guests feel they stepped back in time with its hand-carved marble fireplaces, intricate woodwork and Tiffany-stained glass windows. Circa 1886 restaurant is housed inside what was once the carriage house for the Wentworth Mansion®.

“Charleston has long captivated visitors with its beauty, history and Southern charm,” says Linn Lesesne, director of public relations and group sales. “We wanted to give our guests the opportunity to be more than tourists, and to really steep themselves into the lore and all it means to be a resident of Charleston. If we can get them saying ‘y’all’ before they leave, we’ll consider it a success!”

Cost for the True Charlestonian package is $1,050 and bookings are subject to availability. For reservations, call 888-466-1886.

About Wentworth Mansion®
Located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, S.C., the Wentworth Mansion® is a 21-room, AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel that offers guests a taste of southern hospitality in an intimate setting. Elegant rooms and expansive suites feature gas-lit fireplaces with their original marble mantels, king-size sleigh beds with European linens, inlaid design floors, whirlpool tubs and double, glass-walled, walk-in showers. Guests can relax at the Spa at the Wentworth Mansion®, a full-service on-site day spa, enjoy a 360-degree view of the city from the hotel's rooftop cupola or dine on sophisticated southern cuisine with a twist at Circa 1886 restaurant located on the hotel grounds. For more information and reservations, please call 1-888-466-1886 or visitwww.wentworthmansion.com.