The Powder Magazine, Charleston

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A public building from the era of the Lords Proprietors, The Powder Magazine was once used to store powder needed in the defenses of the city during the 17the century and until the American Revolution. It's the ideal site for learning about the history of the area in the state's oldest remaining government building. After retiring as a powder arsenal, the building served as a livery stable, printing shop, wine cellar, and even carriage house. Today, it serves as a museum of military and colonial history. Check the website for details. Plan to visit The Powder Magazine and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Charleston attractions using our Charleston trip planner .
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  • We had no idea this even existed until a relative gave us a tour of Charleston. Although the museum is exceptionally small, the admission is a pittance. It’s a fascinating quick tour of colonial (almo...  more »
  • If you have seen the powder magazine in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, you can appreciate the Powder Magazine in Charleston, South Carolina. Located at 79 Cumberland Street, between Church and Meeti...  more »
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  • We got in free without Charleston pass so I can't complain to heavily. It's the oldest spot in the area and consists of a single room, with museum style artifacts around the perimeter with info cards to learn about where ammo was housed. It took about 5 minutes for us, but we're not a heavy history family. Some cool facts, and if you have the pass and you're in the area, stop in. If not, move along.
  • Neat place to check out .Friendly lady that works there

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