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Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
+1 843-727-2165
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History comes alive as Colonial dressed guides talk about Pirates, Patriots and Presidents! Explore the location where pirates were once held and view a section of the 1698 fortification that once protected the Walled City. Completed in 1771 as the New Exchange and Customs House, recognized today as South Carolina's most historic building. Where Patriots were imprisoned, the Constitution was ratified and George Washington was entertained.
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122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
+1 843-727-2165
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were intrigued by this building while out sight-seeing because of the statue that was out front. It is a wonderful inexpensive way to learn about the history of Charleston. The tour is worth the money, you can tour on your own but there is...More

Thank AmesP81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum, a beautiful building and an inexpensive tour. The guided tour of the dungeon was very educational, it's wasn't a long tour, which was perfect as we visited later in the day. We enjoyed learning more about the rich history of...More

Thank Cara U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here at least 4 times, taking out of town visitors who are interested. Would I go more than once or twice for myself personally? No, but our visitors always enjoy it. You can do this thoroughly in about 2 hours. On 3...More

1  Thank BeckiLivesToTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum and tour! For a low cost, you get to self guide through amazing artifacts, and get a guided tour of the dungeon! So fascinating to learn it all. Well done.

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of a guided walking tour that we took, Pirates and Patriots. This is a very educational and picturesque building to visit. There is so much rich history in this single spot in Charlston. This is definitely a must see attraction.

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an informative and interesting tour if you like history. There is a tour and museum to visit. The tour guides have a lot of knowledge and the dungeon area was cool.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Don't miss this one! It is a wonderful museum that will really take you back. We should have taken a later tour, Zachary gets into his job a bit much! But the information was great!

Thank LisaandMike D
Reviewed 2 December 2017

A very interesting historic place in Charleston that is worth the time and $ for a guided tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and willing to answer questions. We learned a lot.

Thank FlossEm77
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a must see historical site in Charleston. It was the entry point for shipping trade. It is also the site where pirates and prisoners during the Revolution were kept

Thank PAUL D
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Happened in and took the tour. Anthony was informative about the building's history. A walk around the uper story allowed us to sign a copy of the Declaration of Independence!

Thank Marilyn A
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31 December 2017|
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Response from Marshall W | Property representative |
Hello! The pirate trials are not a regular feature of The Old Exchange. The trials are a reenacted yearly as part of Colonial Charles Towne Festival. We have not set a date for 2018's pirate trial yet, but will be the 300th... More
Chuck D
17 March 2017|
Response from Marshall W | Property representative |
If you purchased tickets through the pirate walking tour, they will provide you with an admission ticket during the walking tour.
Lynne A
28 September 2016|
Response from Marshall W | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for the question. We sell a combination ticket that includes both The Old Exchange and The Slave Mart Museum. The ticket can be purchased at either location and doesn't have to be used in the same... More