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Old Exchange
Considered to be one of the three most historically significant Colonial buildings in the United States, the Old Exchange Building is a must see when visiting Charleston.

The Old Exchange is a historic museum open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is available for evening weddings and wedding receptions.

HistoryThe old Exchange Building
During Charles Town's Golden Age in the 1760s and 1770s, when the city was the most prosperous port in the south, the British built the Paladin-style Exchange and Customs House. In 1774, Josiah Quincy of Boston wrote of his arrival: "..the new Exchange which fronts the place of my landing made a most notable appearance."

The Exchange and Customs House was the commercial, political, and social center of Charles Town and the site of many historical gatherings instrumental in leading to our nation's independence.
Tony Youmans
Facility Manager

122 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-727-2165
Fx: 843-727-2163