The Old Exchange And Provost Dungeon1336 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 122 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States, 29401
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8437272165
- Fax: +1-8437272163
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
This is one of the oldest buildings of the city that has now been declared as a National Historic Landmark. This building has been renovated several times being hit and damaged by natural calamities a number of times. The importance of this building is not one. It has served as a customhouse, mercantile exchange, military prison and barracks. The old Exchange mostly served as the prison and the dungeon is not much known about.
There have been many studies based on this campus and this still remains a mysterious site with the death stories of many named and unnamed. A trip of this whole place will more than anything else give you a good adrenaline rush after you get to know the tragic stories of the military prisoners.
How to Reach The Old Exchange And Provost Dungeon
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82.42% of people who visit Charleston include The Old Exchange And Provost Dungeon in their plan
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59.83% of people start their The Old Exchange And Provost Dungeon visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Old Exchange And Provost Dungeon
77.59% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Old Exchange And Provost Dungeon
The Old Exchange And Provost Dungeon Reviews & Ratings
This was a great place to visit on a rainy day during our visit to Charleston! Chris gave an informative and entertaining tour of the dungeon (30min) and the rest of the building was self guided, although there were guides around to answer questions. Everything was very fascinating. You can easily spend about 1-2 hours here and they have a partner museum as well for $5 more
Very informative about the history of charleston's gruesome, sad, and malicious past. The guides here are very helpful and knowledgeable. If you go, its better to buy the combo tickets to visit this place and the slave mart a few blocks away. Student and adult was $23 for both places. They do have the dungeon tour downstairs and both guys are helpful to answering questions. Sad but loved it.
We were lucky to find the Old Exchange during a Charleston Downpour! The exchange is full of History and the guides do an excellent job sharing stories of when it was built and rebuilt. The dungeon we found interesting specially since it's the only part of the original building that is still standing. The stories were fascinating. We were able to see the building well and tour the Dungeon with a guide in about one and a half hours.
It's pretty cool in here. It smells... dungeon-y. I didn't make a special trip to go here. I happened to walk by and thought it was intriguing. It's refreshing to have a Revolutionary War exhibit amongst all the Civil War and Confederate museums.
The history here is mind blowing. What a cool museum to visit and an opportunity to dance in the same room that George Washington danced in 250 years ago. Well worth the visit!