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  • 79 Cumberland St. Map It
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Updated 10/03/2014

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Completed in 1713, the oldest public building in South Carolina is one of few 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 small museum with a permanent exhibit focusing on colonial and revolutionary warfare.

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79 Cumberland St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States

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  • $5
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun.1–4

Updated 10/03/2014


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