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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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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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Historical Charleston Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House Visit

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This was a very interesting museum. I traveled to Charleston with my husband, my 11 yr old son and my 16 yr old daughter and we all learned a good bit of history from the... read more

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very interesting museum. I traveled to Charleston with my husband, my 11 yr old son and my 16 yr old daughter and we all learned a good bit of history from the volunteers that work at this building. First we walked around the main floor where many historical artifacts on display, then we headed down to the... More 

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

The upstairs was great, but the cellar/dungeon was very cool. One of the only places to see the original city wall, too. I highly recommend going. It's only $10

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charleston History is clearly explained and presented at this original building on the original sea wall. In the dungeon we saw the original wall that was unearthed during some renovations. Knowing the Charleston history makes it more interesting when looking around. The Dungeon tour is interesting- too hot in July. I thought it would be cool. It does, however, give... More 

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atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the Old Exchange. The guide was very informative and the building itself is very cool. We spent about an hour there and that seemed like the appropriate amount of time.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice historic tour. Lots of displays with interactive guides. The dungeon was especially interesting. The tour guide we had for the dungeon did a great job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a ghost tour..loved the dungeons but only because I was not one of the pirates, revolutionary rebels or other unfortunate folk who spent time there. Saw the original sea wall which has been excavated. Great tour and historic context.

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this historic Jewell our first day walking through Charleston. What a pleasant surprise. Take the guided tour of the Dungeon. You can spend hours learning about the history of early commerce in the Charleston region. Put this on your list of places to visit during your trip to Charleston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I found the Provost Dungeon tour as a break from a popup thunderstorm. It was worth the hour long visit with a view of the dungeons and a historical narrative from a very knowledgeable docent. Most interesting was the discovery of the old seawall (half moon battery) in the dungeon one of only two places that the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a worthwhile side trip that helps give you a total picture of the history of Charleston. you can cover this building pretty well in an hour. The tour of the dungeon is good and the architecture and history is interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly not to be missed if visiting Charleston. a great way to spend a couple of hours out of the heat. very informative guide who helped us understand and appreciate the reasons behind the war of Independence from the British

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