The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

122 SE East Bay St. at Broad St. ST NW
Charleston, SC 29401

Description

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.

Contact Information

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122 SE East Bay St. at Broad St. ST NW
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-727-2165
Fax: 843-727-2163
Toll Free: 888-763-0448
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Details

  • Admission : Adults $8; ages 7-12 and students $4; age 6 and younger admitted free. Discounts are available.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Daily 9am-5pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day
  • Checks Accepted
  • Visa/Master Card
  • Discover Card
  • Discounts : AARP, AAA, Military and Student