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“I don't know”

The Powder Magazine
Ranked #80 of 237 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The only public building still standing in the Carolinas from the period of the Lords Proprietors, this was the site where powder was stored for the defense of the city during the 17th century to the period of the American Revolution.
New York City, New York
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301 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“I don't know”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We visited here after heading about it on the carriage tour. The outside of the building was cool, so I wanted to see the inside. Honestly, it was not worth the 5$ admission to me. It is one room with a bunch of posted containing historical facts, and a few artifacts. I wouldn't do it again.

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Montecito, California
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191 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“10 Minute Stop That You'll Pay For”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

While this is a historical building, the few displays were underwhelming. Some muskets and a model diorama.

Visited June 2014
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Rota, Spain
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Child friendly exhibits and Knowlegable staff”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Extremely nice and helpful staff. Child friendly exhibits. My children are 2 and 5 and they had a good time. It is small, but don't let the size fool you. The displays are modern in appearance and very informative. Take the time to talk to the docents and you will be happy with their breadth of knowledge about Charleston. It is a great place to get out of the sun and enjoy a part of history with hands on exhibits. Normally gift shops aren't my thing, but this one had a few items unique to this site.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Jennie C
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Glendale, California
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951 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Very cool”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The history is amazing and the fact that this is still around is pretty cool! Can see by carriage or walking

Visited April 2014
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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489 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Small but Great”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

A great historic attraction in downtown Charleston. The staff was friendly and informative. While the site is basically just one small building, the exhibits are informative and well presented. For anyone interested in Charleston history, this should be a must stop.

Visited March 2014
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