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Old Slave Mart Museum

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Address: 6 Chalmers St., Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-958-6467
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Very good information. Very moving to know that you are standing somewhere history was made. Very educational.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very good information. Very moving to know that you are standing somewhere history was made. Very educational.

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Jellyblush
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was interesting and well priced, although very small and text heavy. I really enjoyed the one audio visual aspect, taped interviews with former enslaved persons. Unfortunately the information in them was repeated in the textual narrative rather than new. It was fascinating but i feel could be amazing if information was presented across more formats. This could also assist... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was a great little history lesson in that particular building, but I thought there would be more to look at and a larger variety of artifacts. There was a lot to read, but most the items they had to look at were shackles the slaves wore.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

They don't want anyone taking pictures inside. That's why you see so many pictures of the small entrance. Unfortunately I have a hard time following such stupid rules. My camera is electronic so it doesn't make any noise, I don't use the flash so there's no light damage to exhibits, and I always wait for people to move so I... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of our stops was at this museum in the old slave mart. There is a lot of information crammed into that small space. It is a very sobering reminder of a dark period in our history. And it was really that long ago really. Definitely check it out. Lots of info and first hand accounts and artifacts in there.

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Little River, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The price of admission is $7.00 for adults and is worth visiting if you are in the area. I though the museum was very interesting and yet a little disturbing.

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Reading the accounts of how much these people endured, and thinking about how traumatic it must have been to be torn away from loved ones, and put on display, to be sold as property, I found myself haunted by it, but felt it was such a worthwhile exhibit to experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Lots of little local vendors. Lots of same old but some unique items as well. Some interesting local-themed items if you look closely. Nice place to walk through shade in the middle of a day walking through Charleston.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I rate this a 4++ because of the size and amount of reading one has to do. If you visit, and you should, plan to take you time because you can't rush to complete the visit. The exhibits are very informative. Recordings of key Africans are worth the visit. This is a "must see" in Charleston - it is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Previous reviews of this museum were spot on. This was a very small museum but had a lot of information. It was a self guided tour that was primarily reading about the history of slavery. The were a few artifacts to view as well. I did learn a lot but I wish it was more interactive in some way. I... More 

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