Yesterday, we went on a family adventure to the Provost Dungeon and The Charleston Museum. It was very interesting and the boys thought it was cool to be in a pirate jail. Of course, this dungeon has much more fascinating facts about it but all the boys heard was "pirate jail".
Interesting fact #1 When the British took over the Old Exchange building during the Revolutionary War, all of the gunpowder the colonists had was hidden in the dungeon.
Interesting fact #2 Part of the original Wall of Charleston can still be seen in the dungeon.
Interesting fact #3 The original brick floors from the 1700s are still there.
Those are just a few.
After the Provost Dungeon & Old Exchange Building, we drove over to The Charleston Museum. This museum has a small kid area and is largely a museum dedicated to the history of Charleston.
With that said, here is a polar bear. The signs tells you that this is a kid-favorite and that the polar bear has absolutely nothing to do with Charleston but the kids love it and that's why they keep it.
And, Hughes' favorite - a dinosaur (not native to SC)
*Hughes' can't quite grasp the concept of extinct. He keeps asking me to get him a real dinosaur. I love the fact that he thinks I can do anything :)
We had a great day of family fun and I can't wait to see where our next adventure takes us. We have two more weekends in Charleston to use our Be a Tourist pass and there are several places we have yet to hit: Middleton, Birds of Prey, Hunley.