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Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
+1 843-727-2165
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
+1 843-727-2165
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Reviewed yesterday

We thought our grandson would like a little more history. This is a good place for that. He didn't look like he was paying attention but surprised us when we said something about the tour.

Thank Clarence D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent about an hour visiting this spot. It's one of the oldest buildings in Charleston (completed in 1771) and has served various functions, including as a trading point/customs exchange and a post office. We spent the first half hour of our visit exploring the...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed the visit here. The first floor consisted of interesting colonial and civil war exhibits. After browsing the main floor, we were then directed downstairs for a tour of the dungeon where our knowledgeable guides (dressed in period clothing) delivered a thorough history...More

Thank journeyjenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw an advertisement of "The Dungeon" (The Provost) and wanted to see it. Our guide was excellent; she gave so much history from before the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, and there was a nice two story museum highlighting events from both periods. Highly...More

Thank susanbF2259MA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting pieces of history! You definetely want to check this out! The dungeon was also quite interesting..

Thank tralynnsm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the dungeon was very educational and interesting. The rest of the building has a lot of information on the walls. It was interesting to hear how much of the Revolutionary War happened here.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Uber driver told us about the so called dungeon at the bottom of the Old Exchange so naturally we made our way to tour the grounds after walking around the area. You pay $10 for an adult ticket to enter, explore and go on...More

Thank BKPaints
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the guides at this museum are incredible. They are all wearing period clothing from the colonial era and they are extremely knowledgable about everything they are speaking about. It is neat to see this building restored to the way it was in...More

1  Thank trushekl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the $10 per person. You get a tour of the dungeon and hear the long history of how it was used, including the cool architecture. The guides wear period clothing and told interesting stories. After the tour, we walked around the building learning more...More

1  Thank Katey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered around the Old Exchange and did the Provost tour, it's worth the price of admission. Lots of pictures, historical facts, and artifacts. The staff were very helpful and the Provost tour wasn't too long, but interesting. Lots of history in a very cool...More

1  Thank Jenny A
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Chuck D
March 17, 2017|
Response from Marshall W | Property representative |
If you purchased tickets through the pirate walking tour, they will provide you with an admission ticket during the walking tour.
Lynne A
September 28, 2016|
Response from Marshall W | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for the question. We sell a combination ticket that includes both The Old Exchange and The Slave Mart Museum. The ticket can be purchased at either location and doesn't have to be used in the same... More
August 3, 2016|
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Response from Marshall W | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon. The building's prices are: $10.00 for Adults $5 for children ages 7-12 Free for children ages 0-6 There is a discount of $2 off for adults who are Seniors... More