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Check out the Powder Magazine in Historic Charleston SC

Charleston harbor

Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the country, having been founded in the 1670s by British settlers. The city has a rich history with plenty of great stories like the time infamous pirate Blackbeard held the city hostage, or how American troops repelled the British attack in 1776 with a fort made of palmetto logs. Spend a few days learning about this country’s amazing history with a vacation to historic Charleston SC!

 

Make sure when you are touring downtown Charleston, to make a stop at the Powder Magazine. The Powder Magazine is South Carolina’s oldest public building having been constructed in 1713. The building housed loose gunpowder in the colonial days and the American Revolution. The building has walls that are three feet thick and features groin arches. The building was constructed in this manner to prevent fire spreading in the case there was an explosion inside the building. After the American Revolution, the building was used as many different things including a stable, print shop and wine cellar. In 1901 The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in SC bought the Powder Magazine and turned it into a museum and it was made a National Historic Landmark in 1989. The museum houses relics from the American Revolution and colonial life in Charleston. The museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday- Saturday and open from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays.

 

The Powder Magazine is one of the best ways to get in touch with Charleston’s glorious history and is located just around the corner from the French Quarter Inn. The French Quarter Inn is one of the few award-winning luxury hotels in Charleston. Their wonderful hotel is the perfect place for a Charleston getaway. Contact their friendly staff today to book your vacation!

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