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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Well Presented History and Anthropological Attraction

Our dogent had a well-researched presentation, with lively anecdotes, and answered questions she prompted.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Mamaroneck, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Our dogent had a well-researched presentation, with lively anecdotes, and answered questions she prompted.

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great deal of American Civil history and colonial history is brought to life at the Provost, the dungeon is a great walk back into the past and the 2nd floor has tremendous refinement

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Appleton, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was a rainy day in North Myrtle Beach so we decided to take a road trip to Charleston and visit a few places. we took the tour that cost extra money. it was a good tour, good information and a lot to take in.... I had my 11-year-old daughter with us and she learned quite a bit ...a little... More 

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very informative, well worth the price of admision This place has loads of history associated with it The dungeon story was great George Washington visited here it was neat to see a part of history like this

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Always a great stop on any trip to Charleston. The kids in our party enjoyed the dungeon are and were excited that they got to "sign" the Declaration of Independence. Will visit again!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There is so much history in Charleston, South Carolina, dating to American Revolution and Civil War and before, that you don't want to miss a stop along the way. The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, also known as the Custom House and The Exchange, is an historic building located at East Bay and Broad Streets. Built from 1767 to 1771... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

the dungeon itself is very interesting but the tour guide was annoying!! She kept going off topic and it interfered with the experience.

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Cohutta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We chose this museum because it was downtown near where we were going to be that day and the entrance fee was only $10. If I had my whole family with me (6 of us!) I probably would have skipped it. I enjoyed the tour down in the "dungeon". Our guide (Robert) did a great job. Of course, when I... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We arrived here and decided to take a break from the rain and heat. We took the dungeon tour which was just okay. Small children could get antsy. I was expecting something different. It turns out, the dungeon was only used as a dungeon for 2 years. The rest of the time, it was simply storage. Interesting facts about Charleston... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited this with a ticket combination from the Slave Mart museum. The tour of the dungeon was very interesting. Put a lot of things into perspective regarding the entire history of the city. The rest of the building was OK. The people working there were very friendly, just not a lot of things inside once you get outside the... More 

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