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Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

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Address: 122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
Phone Number: +1 843-727-2165
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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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Fascinating bits of history

We were happy first of all that this place was open early, as most other attractions weren't. Going into the dungeon, listening to our costumed, and very animated tour guide, was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing so special you would put it high on the list but it is just across the street from the City Market and you do want to go there so it will be seen.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were happy first of all that this place was open early, as most other attractions weren't. Going into the dungeon, listening to our costumed, and very animated tour guide, was not just entertaining, but educational, we learned a lot about the relations between Britain and the colonists, and their problems. We could picture the bleakness of being thrown into... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its nice if you have time to spend. Great story about the building. Its nice on a hot day! Good historical information.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a wonderful building to explore with the provost dungeon, old post office and area where George Washington was entertained.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of items on display & a lot of information about Charleston. The tour guide for the dungeon tour shared so much history. We did not have a lot of time in Charleston & I think this was a great place to visit to get an overview of the history for they area.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a nut shell, this was a customs house that held a few prisoners in the basement. However, it did play an important part in the history of Charleston. Furthermore, they have done a great job restoring and maintaining this historic building. The short dungeon tour is packed with interesting tidbits of history and trivial facts. This should be part... More 

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Murrieta, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well restored. Definitely worth taking the tour of the dungeon. Several docents in costume that can answer questions.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured this site and found it very interesting. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and even made us laugh. They had mannequins dressed as people of the period to help illustrate how things looked at the time. We found this good because it helped illustrate better than just trying to use your imagination as we had to do with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this building and tour. The dungeon was so cool! All The staff were so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The history of this building is unbelievable. Loved it and would recommend all go!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in on a whim while exploring Charleston and loved everything about this museum. The top two floors were self-guided with so much to see and learn. The tour guide for the dungeon was friendly and informative. It was like walking back in time. We really appreciated the chance to learn more about some of the lesser-known revolutionary war... More 

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