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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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Interesting history!

Interesting exhibit about the historical facts of buying and selling slaves. Self guided. $7 adults ($5 seniors). A few artifacts. Small exhibit

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Interesting exhibit about the historical facts of buying and selling slaves. Self guided. $7 adults ($5 seniors). A few artifacts. Small exhibit

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NW Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was part of a combo ticket (with the Provost Dungeon). Very interesting stories that give the human perspective. As another reviewer noted, there is a lot of reading involved.

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Rose Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful tribute to the sad part of history we must accept. The museum is housed in the actual location of the sales site. Worth the visit.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a small historic building - every inch is filled with clearly written information and artifacts of the slave trade, mostly the domestic trade that occurred in Charleston but also a lot of information about slavery throughout the world. The written information is illustated and presented in a way that makes it easy to read - which is important... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This place was amazing. So much history (disturbing history) but explained in such a great way. I think its amazing what they have done and I hope this place stays open forever. The artifacts they have in this place are amazing. You will never learn in a textbook what I learned here. A must see for adults and children.

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St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This museum is a place where you go to read about history. It is a small building. There are written accounts about the slavery days from viewpoints of the slave traders and the enslaved. I did learn a lot. This museum could be improved by having people interpret the museum as you walk through. The front staff said most people... More 

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hengelo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We visited this museum in Charleston, which is situated in the old gallery where the slaves where handled. Although the information was in certain cases new for us and put history in a new perspective , we where not impressed by the way the information was brought to us. No films, just boardings and some historical things.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I would highly recommend this attraction to families WITHOUT YOUNGER children. This museum has a lot of reading, which is very informative and interesting. The reason it's not for younger children is of course the reading aspect but also the subject. I myself learned a lot of new things about the time of slave auctions, I knew the base of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you read the exhibits carefully enough, you'll see a very strong bias against any kind of regional self-admission of its participation in the horrors of slavery. One exhibit even goes so far as to claim that the slave market traders went through hardship themselves in terms of their reputation because of how such individuals were seen as abhorrent even... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I can't say I enjoyed my visit, but it was educational. I'm sickened by the way humans treated other humans. The people running the museum did a very nice job and were informative.

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Additional Information about Old Slave Mart Museum

Address: Address: 6 Chalmers St., Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-958-6467
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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