Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, Charleston

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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. Discover how to plan a Charleston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon is a great place full of history. The stories about the building and Charleston are very interesting. We had a tour of the Provost or dungeon on the ground floor. Th...  more »
  • So neat to visit a place so well preserved from Colonial times. It was moving being in the room where the constitution was ratified. We enjoyed the tour of the dungeon. My teens all were engrossed in ...  more »

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