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North of Broad Museum/Gallery

Completed in 1713, the oldest public building in South Carolina is one of few that remain 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 on colonial and Revolutionary warfare.

Museum/Gallery Historic District/Site Historical Building/Architectural Site

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79 Cumberland St.
Charleston, South Carolina  29401, USA

843-722–9350

www.powdermag.org

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