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The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon is South Carolina's most historic building. Completed in 1771, the Exchange and Custom House was the economic, social and cultural center of the colony. South Carolina delegates to the First Continental Congress were elected here in 1774. The Declaration of Independence was presented to citizens from the steps. In addition, the U.S. Constitution was ratified in the Great Hall. President George Washington entertained here in 1791. The cellar was used as a Provost prison by the British during the Revolution. Pirates were imprisoned on this site in 1718.
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Charleston
Coastal & Islands
122 SE East Bay St. at Broad St. ST NW,
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 727-2165
Info & Amenities
Location
I-26E. to exit 219-B E. Bay & Morrison St. exit. Morrison becomes E. Bay. Old Exchange is at the corner of E. Bay & Broad.
Admission
Adults $10; ages 7-12 and college students w/ID $5; age 6 and younger admitted free. Discounts are available.
Checks Accepted
Yes
Civil War
Yes
Days and Hours of Operation
Daily 9am-5pm
Days and Holidays Closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day
Visa/Master Card
Yes
Discover Card
Yes
Revolutionary War
Yes
Discounts
AARP, AAA, Military and Student