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Old Charleston Jail

21 Magazine St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

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About Old Charleston Jail

Charleston, South Carolina’s old city jail has a long and haunting past that can still be explored today. was built in 1802 and served as the city jail from 1803 to 1939. The front interior of the jail still retains the original structure that was built in 1802, but the rest of the jail as it is today was built in 1855. Now it is one of the famous tourist spots in Charleston county.



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Unitarian Church in Charleston0.27km from Old Charleston Jail

The Unitarian Church in Charleston, home to a Unitarian Universalist congregation, is an historic church located at 4 Archdale Street in Charleston. It is "the oldest Unitarian church in the South" and is a National Historic Landmark.

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist0.35km from Old Charleston Jail

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, located in Charleston, South Carolina. Designed by Brooklyn architect Patrick Keely in the Gothic Revival style, it opened in 1907.

Gibbes Museum of Art0.49km from Old Charleston Jail

Formerly known as the Gibbes Art Gallery, is an art museum in Charleston which houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works, many with a connection to Charleston or the South.

KKBE- Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim0.57km from Old Charleston Jail

one of the oldest Jewish congregations in the United States founded in 1749. The congregation is nationally significant as the place where ideas resembling Reform Judaism were first evinced. It meets in an architecturally significant 1840 Greek Revival synagogue located at 90 Hasell

Circular Congregational Church0.58km from Old Charleston Jail

The Circular Congregational Church is a historic church at 150 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, used by a congregation established in 1681. Its parish house, the Parish House of the Circular Congregational Church, is a highly significant Greek Revival architectural work by Robert Mills, and is recognized as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

Saint Michael's Church0.64km from Old Charleston Jail

A historic church and the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston built in the 1750s. One of the architectural wonders in the county and was a historical site that was visited by a lot of tourists.

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Charleston County is located in the U.S. state of South Carolina along the Atlantic coast. It was the third-most populous county in South Carolina.