The Powder Magazine, Charleston

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  • Inexpensive to see and very informative. Some of the stuff you can even touch (unlike other museums). It only takes maybe 30 minutes to go through it but the architecture and how they built it was ver...  more »
  • I know this was an important building back then, but your $6/person could be better spent elsewhere. Nice displays, lots of repro powder barrels, but just not a whole lot to see here. There is parking...  more »
  • This is a well themed museum. It has a lot of pirate themed exhibits. It's good if you don't have a lot of time. The gift shop is nice too also pirate themed.  more »
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  • The best little Museum in downtown Charleston
  • Very interesting and the staff is very knowledgeable
  • Small but informational.
  • Staff was great and gave a tour explaining the history of the building. Must see for history buffs.
  • If you like history, this is perfect, nice little gift shop and the staff is super helpful. If you go on a bulldog tour, admission is free. If you want to be wntertained, don't go. If you like to read and study history, it's a must stop.

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