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Charleston County Courthouse

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Address: 84 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2201

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Good historical visit

An operational courthouse and museum wrapped into one. Free! Not that much to see though. No tour, no guide, a little video to watch but honestly not a big deal. Nice short... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
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Longview, Texas
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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The is the old courthouse at the corner of Broad Street and Meeting Street. The main courthouse is next door. The entrance is on the back side and you do have to go through metal detectors so don't take anything that will be confiscated. There is a law library on the second floor that is beautiful. This is still a... More 

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

An operational courthouse and museum wrapped into one. Free! Not that much to see though. No tour, no guide, a little video to watch but honestly not a big deal. Nice short historical visit.

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Carle Place, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The courthouse is next to a park we were in. We walked in to realize they have a black and white slide show on the main floor. History at it's best. Make sure to walk into the bathroom which is retro and immaculate.

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washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This historic courthouse is open to the pubic free of charge. You will go thr5ough a metal detector as the 3rd floor is an active court. The first 2 floors however are yours to wander and will really transport you back in time. The walls abound with important people of the earliest beginnings of Charleston. This is a grand building,... More 

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Zeeland, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

While visiting Charleston, we were told to check out the County Courthouse. There were interesting paintings and beautiful rooms and a chance to get out of the humidity for a while! :)

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Cohutta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

As we were exploring the streets of Charleston we saw a sign that said Visitors Welcome. So we went inside. It was so great to get into the A/C and also find a nice bathroom. It is free and there are some fun rooms to look at and explore. About 30 minutes is all you need. You will have to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Cool old historic building. Check out the old post office museum in it too. Just a few blocks to walk from the Market area.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

All staff from the Security to individual offices are very helpful and friendly. They do not make you feel dumb when you ask a question even though they have probably heard it a million times. The building is historic with lots of mementos of days gone by as well as newer art work. It is worth taking a trip just... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

We were in Old Charleston when we walked past the old courthouse...originally the State Supreme Court. There are some very cool photos and the original court room is perfectly restored. The old law library is still in tact and we enjoyed seeing the old law books (my wife is an attorney), It is still a working building for some offices.... More 

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South Hills, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Sitting on one of the "Four Pillars of Justice," at the corner of Meeting and Broad Streets, the Historic Courthouse harkens back to Charleston's provincial roots. The 'Historic Court House' sits upon the location of the original, which partially burned. The Colonial SC Commons House of Assembly met here (on the 2nd floor) to run the business of the colony... More 

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