Wednesday Whereabouts: Charleston

Wednesday Whereabouts: Charleston

 
I mentioned on Monday Memories that we went to Charleston this past weekend. We had a great weekend and really enjoyed ourselves. We didn't make it to the beach which was okay since we have a beach trip planned. 
 
The first evening we headed to the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. It was a cool building with lots of history...here's just a brief summary:
 
"Is the Old Exchange Building a fancy architectural jewel designed to house 18th-century assemblies? Or is it the ghoulish prison of the Revolution, the place where the martyr Isaac Hayne spent his last night? Or is it the place where George Washington greeted his fellow citizens? And there is no question that slaves were sold for generations next to the very balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was read."
–Rosen, Robert. A Short History of Charleston. Charleston, South Carolina: Peninsula Press, 1992.
 
The thing I found most interesting about the building is that it is one of the only places you can still see the original sea wall of Charleston...pretty cool!
 
For more information you can visit: oldexchange.org
 
 
 
Xo,
 
J

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