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The Powder Magazine

The Powder Magazine

The Powder Magazine is South Carolina's oldest government building, built in 1713 for gunpowder storage. The building was built to defend Charleston from many colonial threats. In 1902, The Powder Magazine was purchased by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina and opened as a tourist attraction. Since 2013, the building has operated as a colonial military history museum.

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    The Powder Magazine

    The Powder Magazine

    The Powder Magazine is South Carolina's oldest government building and is now a museum.

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    The Powder Magazine Architecture

    The Powder Magazine Architecture

    The Powder Magazine, ca. 1713, has very interesting architecture. Come inside to explore more!

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