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Charleston City Hall

Neighbourhood: Charlestowne
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Address: 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: +1 843-577-6970
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Great piece of history

I have been in here before for meetings, but it's always crowded so I really never got to see the beauty in the chambers. There is a wheel chair access, but the marble stairs are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
Terrie J
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have been in here before for meetings, but it's always crowded so I really never got to see the beauty in the chambers. There is a wheel chair access, but the marble stairs are beautiful on the outside. You do have to go through metal detectors at the entrance so make sure you don't have anything that will be... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Accidently went there as they are the closest restrooms to the Battery. Quite attractive building that originally was a bank.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the 2nd floor to see "Cromwell's Revenge" and had a marvelous time with Lindsey the docent. She is so full of humor and interesting stories! A really fun thing to do!

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I was given a personal tour by the guide on staff as no other visitors were present. The guide was very knowledgeable about the city and about the many portraits and busts on display.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is one of the few places that is free to enter and an impressive history. You need to start at the basement level for a short film and old photos. This was a former bank, we were showed the back office and the vaults. The third floor has the council chambers which was very impressive. There is someone to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We were able to go in & see the Trumbull painting of George Washington. The lady in the office knew her stuff. She seemed to enjoy talking to those who came through. The A/C was a more than welcome respite! There was a short film downstairs as well.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

So this building was constructed in the Adamesque style in 1804 and was built to be a branch of the Bank of the United States but which was later on revoked by Congress in 1811.The white marble trim came from Italy but cut in Philadelphia. The original red brick walls were covered with stucco in 1882 and the round basement... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Our tour guide recommended we go to the second floor of City Hall to see both the beautiful room and an infamous painting by John Trumbull, considered the premier portrait artist of his time. The city of Charleston commissioned a painting of George Washington by him, which he finished (discovered in hindsight that it is considered a very fine painting).... More 

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Batavia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I had read about the City Hall on Trip Advisor, and wanted to see it. Entering the street level door to the downstairs, you will find both an interesting short historical movie (on continuous loop) and very clean restrooms. We also took the exterior stairs up the second floor entrance, and found that we needed to go through security to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Beautiful City building, still in use - you can attend public City Council meetings here, or in the 'off hours', during the day, get a tour of the City Council chambers, which are gorgeous and historic. Docents are friendly and have great knowledge. Also, a great pit stop for A/C and a restroom (on ground floor) in the summer months).

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