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Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

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Address: 122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
Phone Number: 843-727-2165
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History comes alive as Colonial dressed guides talk about Pirates, Patriots...

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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Great place to visit if you want to learn able the history of Charleston. You can purchase a combo ticket for this museum and the Slave Mart as well. (Worth the money). We had an... read more

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to visit if you want to learn able the history of Charleston. You can purchase a combo ticket for this museum and the Slave Mart as well. (Worth the money). We had an amazing guide, Sean Wallis, he is very knowledgable and makes the tour very unique and entertaining. ( He also does private history walking tours of... More 

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Cherryville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed going here more than I thought I would. The Dungeon tour was very interesting. With or without kids this is a good place to go. Both you and your kids may learn a thing or two. The dungeon tour was the best part to me. Make sure you do that for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You start your time in the dungeon which is a guided tour. The group was small enough that everyone could see everything. Facsinating facts about the dungeon which once finished you could take your time reviewing all the artefacts on display. Started with pirates and then how it was used during the revolution. Then after during the oval war and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice for a quick break from the heat outsude, if you like historical places you will enjoy this place. We caught the last tour of the day, but didn't see very many people there. The people were very friendly, and it was very nice. Super cheap thing to do if you are in the area and like history.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great to tour the dungeon and learn more about Charleston during the Revolutionary War and Civil war. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and could answer any questions. They all were very friendly.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was quite informative, amazing the things people endured during such trying times..my "History Buff" companion gives it 5 stars, I found the overwhelming musty/mold smell a huge distraction..granted its old etc but I truly believe a dehumidifier would help..thus the 4 stars..signing the Declaration of Independence was very cool..history buffs will truly enjoy

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit, and found the guides in period costume to be a very nice touch, everyone we encountered had a really good in depth knowledge of the building and it's role in history. I evened signed the "mock declaration of Independence" which I think may be an act of treason for a UK citizen!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped there on our self guided tour of Charleston. Not expensive and interesting history. Be sure to do the dungeon tour which is included in admission.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a field trip for my home schooled son. I wasn't expecting much because I live in the Charleston area and have done most of the tours, but I was greatly surprised. I heard more history and learned things at this tour that I had never heard before. A wonderful visit for history seekers. Make sure to look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building catches your eye, stop in and talk with friendly, helpful docents. The tour guide was in full costume and was very knowledgeable. The tour takes you back in time showing original water wall and dungeon.

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