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“Another room Charleston calls a Museum”

The Powder Magazine
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$62.00*
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Ranked #54 of 191 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: The only public building still standing in the Carolinas from the period of the Lords Proprietors, this was the site where powder was stored for the defense of the city during the 17th century to the period of the American Revolution.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Here is another Museum that is a small room. Only in South Carolina are rooms museums. Small fee, 5.00 per person, but a lot if 3 or more for a "ROOM". Oldest building in Charleston and original, which is pretty cool, but you can view it outside without paying.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Went to the Powder Magazine while on a walking tour and really enjoyed going thru it. Really enjoyed the history behind it and getting to see the cannons. Tried to get them to help me load on of the cannons so I could take it home but they didnt think that was a good idea. Great place to take kids so they can learn about our history and play game at the same time.

Thank rapom1
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This building was part of our Pirate tour otherwise I'm not sure we would have gone through it. It was interesting and the person there was knowledgable.

Thank portagemomofthree
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the hands on. They have muskets to handle, it was quite funny seeing a couple teenage girls trying to hold them properly. Cannons, games, muskets, what else do you need?

Thank Kitty42276
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Powder Magazine in Charleston, SC was a blast! Sorry for the pun! We actually found street parking right next to this attraction at 79 Cumberland St. There was still 40 minutes on the meter, so we just added a few more quarters.

We were going to tour the oldest public building in the Carolinas, but it was closed even though we were there during regular hours of operation. So, instead we took pictures through the fence. The building is now a National Historic Landmark.

As we were standing there a horse (and a mule) were pulling one of the many tour carriages. So, I added that photo.

Admission : $3; ages 6-12 $1; age 5 and younger admitted free

1  Thank magic_carpets
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