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Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

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Address: 122 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-727-2165
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: History comes alive as Colonial dressed guides talk about Pirates...
History comes alive as Colonial dressed guides talk about Pirates, Patriots and Presidents! Explore the location where pirates were once held and view a section of the 1698 fortification that once protected the Walled City. Completed in 1771 as the New Exchange and Customs House, recognized today as South Carolina's most historic building. Where Patriots were imprisoned, the Constitution was ratified and George Washington was entertained.
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Historical Charleston Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House...

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Interesting Historical Tour

We have walked past the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon many times. Finally stopped by and took the tour. Well worth it. Many interesting artifacts on displace; the write-ups... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Clifton, VA, United States
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Clifton, VA, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have walked past the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon many times. Finally stopped by and took the tour. Well worth it. Many interesting artifacts on displace; the write-ups noting their historical significance are well written and very informative. The guided tour is well done. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Went out of his way to answer questions after... More 

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Pompton Plains, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lots of interesting history in the Provost and dungeon. Rest of the building is okay - some nice-looking rooms and interesting artifacts

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Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I loved the tale of George Washington staying there I coul just feel the history all around me, also the dungeon was very interesting

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Erwin, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had a nice time learning some historical facts regarding the city, the exchange and the dungeon. It doesn't take very long to go through the tour.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our perception was obviously that we would get to tour the main floor and view other items. Right away we were asked if we wanted the tour with no explanation of what it covered, so thinking that the tour was everything we shelled our $20 over and were sent to the dungeon. While this building is steep in history, that... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This building is quite interesting. The tour guide for the dungeon provided lots of information. In the dungeon you can see a part of the original city wall of Charleston. Be sure to visit the other floors; lots of history.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were visiting Charleston from the UK, and spent a day walking around the city, and taking in as many of the attractions that we could. We got a combined ticket for this attraction and the slave market - this was $30 for two adults and represents great value. The first floor details Charleston during the time of the English... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This tour gave a great overview of the city. Relief map of the city helped one to understand how the city started. The masonry work was interesting.

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Chico, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you love history, you will love this tour. Whether it is pirate history or Revolutionary war history you are interested in, you will find new points of interest during this tour. A small section of the original walled city is part of the basement of this building. On the second floor of the building is my favorite part. A... More 

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Arlington, VA
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Most of the self-guided exhibit space is not well curated. Hap hazard artifacts and wordy, unclear signage. Best part is the old photos of downtown lining the stairwell. Dungeon tour is only on a guided basis. Takes about 20min. Very cool to see the portions of original city wall down there, but otherwise the cheesy pirate manikins ruined it for... More 

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