History

AN OVERVIEW

Completed by 1713, The Powder Magazine is over 300 years old and holds the claim to South Carolina's oldest public building. Originally used as an arsenal to defend the colony from the French, Spansih, pirate, and various other attacks, the building was purchased in 1902 by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and converted into a museum. The Powder Magazine holds a variety of historial artifacts from the wars and life in Colonial days, and is the perfect stop for guests looking for a quick glimpse into Charleston's history. It is an easy stop to make while strolling through Charleston to shop or dine, and guests who visit can ask all about why they filled the roof to the brim with sand.

 

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Traveling Ink is a website dedicated to the great city of Charleston, SC, the surrounding area, and those who love travel. It is part travel writing venture and part online concierge service. When it comes to travel, it is not just about the amazing places we explore, the summits we may climb, or the things we learn along the way, but who we share those adventures with. Let us know how we can help/inform/inspire/serve you today.

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