By the water on East Bay Street, this imposing white building has served as a customs house, a post office, and a military prison. Today, it's a museum of Charleston's Colonial-era history, with costumed guides leading tours of its three floors. Its highlight is, unsurprisingly, the dungeon. Stede Bonnet, the infamous "gentleman pirate", was imprisoned here in 1718. The story goes, he tried to escape by dressing up as a woman, but he was caught and hanged in the Battery. The dungeon's clammy brick walls are enough to elicit a shiver even from firm ghost-deniers.
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