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Completed in 1713, the oldest public building in South Carolina is the only one that remains from the time of the Lords Proprietors. The city's volatile—and precious—gunpowder was kept here during the Revolutionary War, and the building's thick walls were designed to contain an explosion if its stores were detonated. Today it's a museum with a new permanent exhibit focusing on colonial warfare.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Cumberland St., Market area, Charleston, SC, 29401 | Map It
  • Phone: 843/722–9350
  • Cost: $3
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun.1–4
  • Website:
  • Location: North of Broad
Updated: 10-11-2012

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