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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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Interesting history!

This was a great choice because you get a little overview of the history of the city, which helps you to understand some of the other sites you see around town. Tour guides were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a great choice because you get a little overview of the history of the city, which helps you to understand some of the other sites you see around town. Tour guides were in costume and very informative!

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you only have a limited time to squeeze in another site, recommend this one. Interesting facts and experience.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fascinating history. We toured the upstairs on our own and then participated in the guided tour of the dungeon. Our guide was very knowledgeable in the history and was a great story teller that captured all ages in her audience.

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I was not expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. I got the ticket to this place at a discount because I visited the Old Slave Mart first. You get a $2-3 discount if you visit both. I think my tour was awesome because we had a guide (Lindsey, I think) was very informative and was happy to answer questions... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you are a true history buff, you will appreciate popping in there for a tour. The tour is short and our guide was knowledgeable. I loved the more interesting part of seeing the original portion of the wall uncovered down below. There is a slow elevator to take you to the different floors if you don't want to take... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

First off all, if you go here the dungeons is the main attraction. You tour the dungeons with a docent. If you had a choice definitely chose Lindsey! She is a fabulous tour guide and make some unique connections to make the younger children understand. The museum itself is not very big, it is big itself but not much information... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The 30 min guided tour of the Provost Dungeon is excellent! Whether it's at the beginning middle or end of your stay in Charleston, it will tie everything about Charleston together. All the pieces of the puzzle will fit from pirates, slavery, shipping, walled city and on and on and on! My friend from Boston and myself thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

9 year old boy and 11 year old girl loved it!! Informative and interesting for all. Kids especially loved the dungeon area and the stories.

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Peoria, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While the main floor museum was interesting (pretty much lovely displays with descriptions), the dungeon tour was fascinating! Our guide told stories of the revolution, Pirates & civil war era-- he was excellent! The architecture of the dungeon amazing also. The 3rd floor room was lovely & the docent made what could have been an "ok, I saw where George... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I love history and this was part of the civil war. Our guide was very informative on the history of the old dungeon. Very interesting.

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Additional Information about Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

Address: Address: 122 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-727-2165
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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