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Free entry and so worth the stop. Go up to the council room and inquire about the Portrait of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This building is well-worth finding. It stands on one of the Four Corners of Law at an... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
CaptTrouble
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry and so worth the stop. Go up to the council room and inquire about the Portrait of George Washington.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kwalshy6
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This building is well-worth finding. It stands on one of the Four Corners of Law at an intersection across from St. Michael's Church. Built in 1801 on the site of a colonial marketplace, it was designed by Charlestonian Gabriel Manigault in the Adamesque style. First...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Charleston City Hall is a beautiful building worth a quick visit. Over 200+ years old with great paintings of George Washington and Andrew Jackson, you won’t regret stopping by.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark787
Reviewed 17 April 2018

City Hall is located in a very important historical site as it's situated on the 4 corners of law. Impressive building and is one of the stops on your visit. We did it on our walking tour.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

It's a very nice old building with a really nice little square behind it. The square has a statue of George Washington. The building has great columns and looks very impressive. Nice to look at.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It was raining so we ducked into city hall. On the lower level we were entertained with a short film about the history of Charleston. On the second level is the city council chamber. It is stunning and worth a visit. The delightful docent entertained...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank kathy321nj
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Impressive 2nd floor which the staff are happy to let you wander round. The basement has a short film with some history and the upper floor has an old vault which is an interesting sign of it previous use. We spent about 15 minutes there...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Joasi23
Reviewed 6 March 2017

interesting and free of charge. some intersitng paintings in the room and a guide who can tell you about them and the building but you have to ask about everything.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank LolaSweden
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Charlestown City Hall was built between 1800 and 1804. It is an imposing white building sitting on the corner of Broad and Meeting Streets. We ventured inside the lower level to find a nice exhibition on the building history and photographs. Unfortunately, the upper level...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Enter through the metal detector and take the elevator to level 2 to see the most amazing council chamber. Beautiful design and execution with its own art collection including a large portrait of George Washington. The docent does a great job of explaining the history.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Michael M
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