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Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Ranked #40 of 256 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Dungeon guide was extremely knowledgeable and well spoken. Knew many facts related to area and time.

Thank Roger B
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We loved the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon! It is a very interesting building with a lot of history. Walking around the building was nice and the tour of the dungeon was very informative! We thoroughly enjoyed it. However, we took small children and the tour is a little long for children. It’s only about 45 minutes or so but it’s rather boring to kids. Overall, I’d definitely recommend this stop!

Thank Hannah R
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The guided tour was okay but as far as storytelling goes it dragged a little bit. They used every bit of space in the building to display photographs and information boards - if you stopped and examined each one it will take you awhile to get through the entire building. Little ones and teenagers will be bored fairly quickly once they leave the dungeon area.

Thank Bill E
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had never visited this while in town, so we decided to walk over. They offer discounts for military, AAA or AARP. There is a self guided tour and a guided portion. The tour guide was personable and very knowledgeable. We learned all the purposes of the building, its architecture, and changes in the city since its founding. I would recommend it. Wear sensible shoes for walking in the dungeon as the original bricks can be tricky.

Thank leighb839
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Our local friends recommended this as a quick tour spot and an easy one to visit with a child. They could not be more accurate. It was perfect for an interesting afternoon spot to visit. Tour guides were full of info and it was fun and kind of creepy because of the dungeons!

Highly recommend.

Thank Novemberpeanut
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