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Charleston City Hall

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Address: 80 Broad St, Charleston, SC
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interesting and free of charge

interesting and free of charge. some intersitng paintings in the room and a guide who can tell you about them and the building but you have to ask about everything.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting and free of charge. some intersitng paintings in the room and a guide who can tell you about them and the building but you have to ask about everything.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charlestown City Hall was built between 1800 and 1804. It is an imposing white building sitting on the corner of Broad and Meeting Streets. We ventured inside the lower level to find a nice exhibition on the building history and photographs. Unfortunately, the upper level was closed as they were out to lunch.

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Northern Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Enter through the metal detector and take the elevator to level 2 to see the most amazing council chamber. Beautiful design and execution with its own art collection including a large portrait of George Washington. The docent does a great job of explaining the history.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have been in here before for meetings, but it's always crowded so I really never got to see the beauty in the chambers. There is a wheel chair access, but the marble stairs are beautiful on the outside. You do have to go through metal detectors at the entrance so make sure you don't have anything that will be... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Accidently went there as they are the closest restrooms to the Battery. Quite attractive building that originally was a bank.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We went to the 2nd floor to see "Cromwell's Revenge" and had a marvelous time with Lindsey the docent. She is so full of humor and interesting stories! A really fun thing to do!

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I was given a personal tour by the guide on staff as no other visitors were present. The guide was very knowledgeable about the city and about the many portraits and busts on display.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

This is one of the few places that is free to enter and an impressive history. You need to start at the basement level for a short film and old photos. This was a former bank, we were showed the back office and the vaults. The third floor has the council chambers which was very impressive. There is someone to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We were able to go in & see the Trumbull painting of George Washington. The lady in the office knew her stuff. She seemed to enjoy talking to those who came through. The A/C was a more than welcome respite! There was a short film downstairs as well.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

So this building was constructed in the Adamesque style in 1804 and was built to be a branch of the Bank of the United States but which was later on revoked by Congress in 1811.The white marble trim came from Italy but cut in Philadelphia. The original red brick walls were covered with stucco in 1882 and the round basement... More 

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