The Powder Magazine

4.558 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: 79 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8437229350
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids

This is a museum operated under an association known as the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. It is the oldest surviving public building of the United Province of Carolina. The museum was earlier on just a godown where the natives used to store their gunpowder supplies.

This place has been listed in the Register of National Historic Places as a National historic Landmark. Apart from just having a collection of gunpowder barrels of the 19th century, you will also be able to see displays of the Colonial Era and the people of that time.

The Powder Magazine Travel Tips

  • Entry is free.

How to Reach The Powder Magazine

  • Bus numbers 20, 30

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  • The Powder Magazine Address: 79 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
  • The Powder Magazine Contact Number: +1-8437229350
  • The Powder Magazine Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Best time to visit The Powder Magazine(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Powder Magazine: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 3.58% of people who visit Charleston include The Powder Magazine in their plan

  • 95% of people start their The Powder Magazine visit around 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Powder Magazine


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Powder Magazine

People normally club together North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Wescott Park while planning their visit to The Powder Magazine.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The Powder Magazine Reviews & Ratings

  • The Powder Magazine on Cumberland Street in Charleston is a great piece of history to be a part of experience. It is cool that there is a building that is from Charleston in 1713 that is still standing and that you can feel and walk through. You can feel all of the history and all of the years in the air that is part of the building. The vibe and atmosphere is made complete with really cool flute and pipe music that is continuously playing and gets you all excited like you stepped in a time machine. I really like all the displays and all of the historical perspective and education that is on display. I feel like I am able to learn something new every time I come here and there is just enough here that it does not take all day to see everything.

  • This is a cool little attraction. It doesn’t cost a lot and it won’t take a large chinch of time out of your day. It took about 30 minutes to see everything! It’s a couple blocks from the market so not too far out there.

  • Visited today while in downtown Charleston. Definitely a great little museum. Staff was very friendly and a lot of great history inside! I also give them bonus points for using Jas Townsend and Son for their replicated historical clothing! Definitely recommend a visit.

  • Good, but beware on summer and hot days. No AC. Definitely worth a visit otherwise.

  • It's a small spot but a great little place for a short history lesson. Very interesting and the information about it is memorable. It's small so it doesn't take long,b that being said you don't have to rush if you find it particularly interesting as the your is self guided.

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