If you’re in Charleston, then you should try and make a visit to the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, because there is something historical for everyone!
The Old Exchange building has been restored to it’s original condition, so you can see EXACTLY who it would have looked way back when George Washington himself danced in the Grand Hall! The building has an integral role in America’s quest for independence, so get ready for some amazing historical facts!
Many of the historic buildings in Charleston are actually residences, and focus on the families, but the Old Exchange actually began it’s life as a pubic building – and remains the same today!
With public tours over it’s three floors, you will get a great insight into the various aspects of the city’s history during the times of the Colonial and Revolutionary eras.
Did you know that you can see a balcony from this the Declaration of Independence was actually read?
Then of course, a secret lies beneath the Old Exchange building…a secret where period criminals and suspected traitors were incarcerated for all the naughty things they did!
Tours are available to take you through this gloomy and dark side to the city, with wax figures to help you visualize what it must have been like in such conditions! Learn all about those that called this dungeon home, including the martyr Isaac Hayne who spent his last night there.
Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon is a fascinating day out for those who love history!