Welcome back friends, today I’m recapping my day trip to Charleston! In case you missed it, you can check out part one here. While walking back from the Pineapple fountain, we stopped into the Old Exchange Museum & Provost Dungeon. This was definitely my favorite thing in Charleston. We had no idea what it was, but we got tickets to go inside and get a guided tour and I’m so glad we did! I’d highly recommend this to anyone visiting!!
This building was built in 1767 and has been restored, but the dungeon is all original. It was originally built as a custom house and exchange center, but was also where the British kept prisoners of war here during the American Revolutionary War. Here are some pictures of the interior.
We got a tour of the dungeon which was really cool. Our tour guide gave us a history of Charleston which I really liked. He was dressed up as a Patriot and was very spirited and knowledgeable. I had forgotten a lot of things that I learned in school about the city so it was really neat to learn more about the city.
My favorite story was about how during the American Revolution, the British were going to take control of the building, so they hid tons of gunpowder behind a fake wall and the British never discovered it.
We drove back and went to Fire Street Food for dinner and I got a chicken teriyaki bowl that was really good. Jon got pad thai and Brooklyn got teriyaki tofu.