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Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103
+1 843-727-2165
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Historical Charleston Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House Visit
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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 via mobile

The ground floor and 1st floor are self guided. They are interesting but a bit sparce. The guided tour of the provost or dungeon is fun though. This is an old building for the US and with the help of serious restoration is a great...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm so glad we decided to tour the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon. The employees are all in period costume. Our tour guide of the dungeon was informative and funny and made the experience a real treat. Tours of the dungeon area are short (about...More

Thank mpeterson2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're a history Buff this is a must see! The tour guides for the dungeon are very knowledgeable!

Thank almummau
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great way to spend a hot or rainy afternoon downtown. You will learn about Charleston's rich history.

Thank danamillerpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely interesting part of history! Loved the fact that everyone working there was dressed in costume and played their role very well. The Provost Dungeon tour was excellent! Very sad part of history, the slave trade, but important to remember it happened so we continue...More

Thank Margot E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is marvelous. The basement tour of the dungeon is fascinating and informative -- a good combination.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central government building in Charlestonin the era of the Revolution. Well done tours with costumed, knowledgeable guides.

Thank FWhiteIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised by how interesting this museum was. Spent an hour and a half! Guided tour of the gaol was great, and the rest of the building is self guided. We liked it.

Thank RecentlyRetired2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour downstairs is worth the $10 fee. The historian shared many facts about the location and its many uses from ammo storage to being a prison to being a post office. The architecture is amazing down there too. The upper two floors are...More

1  Thank TracyW610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have time, this is a neat place to stop in. A lot of history happened here, and the dungeon tour is very interesting (reminded me a bit of the jail scene in Pirates of the Caribbean). This is a particularly neat place for...More

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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
29 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
4 August 2016|
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Response from Marshall W | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon. The building's prices are: $10.00 for Adults $5 for children ages 7-12 Free for children ages 0-6 There is a discount of $2 off for adults who are Seniors... More