From banquets with George Washington to the ratification of the South Carolina Constitution, the Old Exchange has witnessed a significant chunk of Charleston and US history. Today the popular landmark’s exhibits showcase Charleston’s early days through artifacts, paintings, and documents—part of the original Charleston seawall is a visitor favorite—and museum docents dressed in period clothing are available to answer questions.
Admission includes a self-guided tour of the top two floors and a 25-minute guided tour of the Provost Dungeon. Alternatively, pick up a combo ticket that includes access to the Old Slave Mart Museum, or a Charleston Tour Pass for entry to this and up to 30 other attractions. Many sightseeing tours of the city pass by the building, and some include time for a visit.