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After Charleston fell to the British during the Revolutionary War, they used Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon as a barracks and military prison. Built in 1771 as an Exchange and Customs House, the historic building now offers guided tours with costumed interpreters that cover the three floors of the building. Learn about Charleston history during the Colonial and Revolutionary eras as guides recount tales of the dungeons, pirates, and patriots that lived within the walls. You can also admire the Palladian architecture and see the sites George Washington visited during his weeklong stay in 1791. You can plan Charleston trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon reviews
So interesting. Definitely start your tour in the dungeon. Very knowledgeable staff who love their jobs. more »
If you are in Charleston this is definitely a stop you do not want to miss, especially when you consider the historic significance. Excellent tour (longer than I needed but very informative) and... more »
Building of great historical significance. Museum has much information regarding the framing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. A history of the slave trade and enslaved people in South Carolina is interspersed throughout the exhibits. Interesting tour of the Provost Dungeons. Well worth the 2 1/2 hours we were there.
I throughly enjoyed my visit. The highlight was seeing an original part of the wall that once enclosed the city in its infancy. Upstairs is self guided and the guide was wonderful while providing a tour of the dungeon. If you enjoy American/ South Carolina history I encourage you to pay a visit.
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