A 21-room tribute to Southern splendor, Wentworth Mansion® is a luxurious, historic downtown Charleston inn that exemplifies grandeur with Italian crystal chandeliers, hand-carved marble fireplaces, gracious hospitality, and luxurious amenities—all just steps from award-winning dining, culture, history, and shopping.
The Holy City
Take a short stroll to King Street offering world-class dining and shopping; pamper yourself with a spa treatment in the original stables; indulge in our award-winning Southern fare; take a ride through the historic district in a 1928 Model A Ford Sport Coupe. Gracious hospitality, luxurious amenities, and thoughtful guest experiences await you at Charleston’s grandest mansion.
1865 - 1887
Francis Silas Rodgers, a wealthy cotton factor, phosphate manufacturer and coastwise shipper marries Marie Elizabeth Evans Cochran and together they raise 13 children. Designed in the Second Empire style by architect Daniel G. Waynes, they build an expansive and ornate home at 149 Wentworth Street.
Members of the Rodgers’ family sell the home to the Scottish Rite Cathedral Association for $100,000. The Scottish Rite Masons keep the home until 1940, when it is sold to The Atlantic Coast Insurance Company. It serves as the company headquarters until 1996.
Proprietor Richard Widman purchases The Wentworth Mansion and begins an extensive $7 million renovation that preserves the home’s magnificent architectural features, including the inlaid floors, original staircase, and Tiffany glass, while adding modern conveniences and luxurious bathrooms in order to transform the mansion into a one-of-a-kind historic hotel experience.
Meet the Team
There is so much to see and do in Charleston from shopping to dining to spending the day at the beach. To help make your planning easier, we have put together a thoughtfully curated collection of Holy City recommendations.
Gracious hospitality, luxurious amenities, and thoughtful guest experiences await each of our guests at Charleston’s grandest mansion.
Is it our whirlpool tubs, the rooftop cupola, the couples massage? Whatever you choose, we’ve earned a place in the hearts of romantics across the globe. Whether you’re planning a romantic Charleston getaway or a truly unique and luxurious honeymoon, Wentworth Mansion will make an indelible mark on your heart.
A beautiful, integral part of Charleston’s rich, enduring historic legacy, Wentworth Mansion is a must-see for history buffs. Stroll the neighboring cobblestone streets, revel in the beautiful works of local artists in the city’s museums, explore Charleston’s secret alleyways, a become part of a city where history truly lives.
As a family-owned historic hotel, it’s no surprise that we love catering to families – and so does Charleston. From relaxing together on our grounds and exploring history at Patriots Point to hitting the sand and surf at a nearby beach, you’ll find thrills for every member of the family.
Best in HospitalityOur time at the Wentworth Mansion was absolutely magical. If you are in search of a truly unique experience that offers nothing but the best in hospitality, then this is the place for you.Amelia D.
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