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Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

Charleston, SC

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Address: 122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA How do we get there? Number: 843 727-2165
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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!

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$5 (Ages 7 to 12)



Discounts available for Senior (65+), Military, Students, & Groups of 6 or more


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6 years


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The museum love making sure their stories and exhibits are historically accurate, so they are doing their bit to allow these stories to be told for years to come.

You're in South Carolina! There are plenty of delicious places to enjoy some food before you visit the musuem

You can get a combo ticket for the Old Slave Mart Museum too!

Take home some fun items that will remind you of your day out at the Gift Shop! Books...postcards...you name it!

The building has developed a number of educational programs that tell students all about 17th and 18th century history. A great way to learn!

It never hurts to carry bottled water with you

The building is handicap accessible, just give them a call ahead of time to let them know when you're arriving so they can be there to help you!

Tours run every half hour between 10am and 5pm

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