We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Slave Mart Museum

6 Chalmers St., Charleston, SC 29401 (French Quarter)
843-958-6467
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #46 of 104 attractions in Charleston
Type: History Museums
12 visitor photos
Write a Review

232 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    87
    37
    26
    11
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I live in the Charleston area, but did not know about this important museum. The exhibits are well researched and compare in quality to those I have seen at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The staff is well informed and passionate about the subject matter. Well worth the hour or two it takes to absorb all of the information... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harriman, TN
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

my husband and I visited and toured the old slave museum while in Charleston, SC. A very moving and emotional 2 hours. This museum is very educational and informative. It depicts history thru pictures, original documents, props and recordings of actual events and happenings. I am so glad I got to visit and will go back soon. A highlight of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You are sure to learn something here, very interesting museum. The museum instructed you on charleston's role in the slave trade.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We bought the dual tickets with the Old Exchange for this stop. Overall, this was a nice but small museum. There is a lot to read but we spent about thirty minutes there total. The staff was very friendly and it was a nice pairing with the Old Exchange. I would recommend it to others to understand the historical events... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Long Island, New York
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

During a recent trip to Charleston, SC we took the free city trolley to the Old Slave Mart Market. While it was sad (even depressing) to see and hear the evidence of this terrible time in our country's history, it is vital for people to understand our past and make sure it never happens again! The museum designers used eyewitness... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
College Station, Texas
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Every visitor to Charleston should see this impressive museum, which is important not just to Local but also to world history. It is a reminder of the complexity of the slave trade and of a legacy that is woven into the past of many countries' cultures. The compact size means it is easy to fit this into a day of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This museum may cause you to pull $7 out of your pocket, shuffle through small pockets of people, and stand, but you will also be brought back to the times when humans were sold into slavery, families were torn apart, and you have to question yourself on how you would have responded during these times. A lot of reading, a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I consider a site to be historic only if it resembles its original state. This is a museum in the strictest sense - it's informational and not not more. One can learn the same information with minimal research.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ohio, USA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The admission price is a bit high, buy the combo ticket and visit the Old Exchange as well. The facts learned here are important and a sad part of our past. One thing that I can't imagine is that there were 60 places like this in the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Eerie and sad, great knowledge for someone who is interested in slavery. Don't go there if you are emotional and black.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Old Slave Mart Museum also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Old Slave Mart Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Old Slave Mart Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing