The Powder Magazine, 1713
79 Cumberland Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Open: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: (843) 722-9350
AboutThe Powder Magazine was completed by 1713 and housed about five tons of gunpowder to protect colonial Carolina from a variety of threats. The arsenal is the only standing component of the fortification system that once surrounded Charles Town (Charleston). The South Carolina Society has preserved this historical site since 1902 and maintains it as a museum focused on the colonial history of the state.
National Register of Historic Places
National Historic Landmark