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. You can plan Charleston trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • This was a great tour and a great value! My husband and I learned so much from the tour as well as from reading the many displays in the museum! I highly recommend adding this to your agenda. It will....  more
    This was a great tour and a great value! My husband and I learned so much from the tour as well as from reading the many displays in the museum! I highly recommend adding this to your agenda. It will....  more »
  • We really enjoyed the dungeon tour and then the self guided tour of the rest of the building. So much history we were unaware of! 
    We really enjoyed the dungeon tour and then the self guided tour of the rest of the building. So much history we were unaware of!  more »
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  • Big open spaces to walk around and appreciate the building. Nice artifact displays on the first floor but definitely room for much more on the second floor. The dungeon/basement area was the most interesting. Very old bricked area. Neat design with interesting artifacts and displays throughout. Dungeon area had a very uneven bricked floor. Watch your step. There is an elevator. We got a discount for being teachers. And added the Slave Market Museum for a few extra dollars.
  • Nice interesting building. Took the tour and thought we would get information about the entire building from the guides. Unfortunately the guides never leave the basement floor. Feel there was much more history that could have been told about this building on all of the floors. But i guess for $12 each cant expect much.

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