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Old Slave Mart Museum: Tours & Tickets

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6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
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Reviewed yesterday

The best thing about this place is the old architecture. Inside there are a myriad of posters which you read as you go along. Very boring and disappointing.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CathyBrooklyn_NY
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Old Slave Mart Museum is interesting. We learned many facts about the slave trade and enslaved that we never learned in school. It is a self guided museum. One must read everything and there are a limited number of photographs and other items on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cac1234
Reviewed 3 days ago

After our historic walking tour, this museum was high on our list. Unfortunately, we felt it wasn’t as engaging or impactful as we hoped. Instead it felt like a very informative pamphlet with a few photos, blown up large and posted on walls. What WAS...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank powelllindab
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was enlightening and an education of the horrible history of slavery. Very interesting to see photos and documents from the era. A very touching experience.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dobbs312
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gives story what occurred with sale of humans enslaved and what that meant to those sold and those doing the selling. Very well done.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank William O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old Slave Market was most interesting .. We learned a lot about charleston and the Slaves that were abused here. The photos are sobering and the artifacts are real. This place is well run, clean and interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Arkuss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum helps to paint a picture of slavery in Charleston. The buying and selling of American born slaves and the contribution slaves made to the development and economy of Charleston. We really appreciated talking to an employee who is a descendent of slaves in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small museum, but the exhibit is worthwhile. They do a great job of presenting difficult material in a sensitive, yet informative way. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 200krisp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made it to ghe slave mart last week and very wothwhile to visit. It is sad to see how humans were treated in that time but eye opener. Need to make sure it nevers happens again.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank daniel s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very interesting, but there is not much there and not worth the $8.00/admission. We learned more about Slaves at the Boone plantation.

Date of experience: October 2019
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515thomash
October 21, 2018|
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Response from Wendi E |
9-5 Monday-Friday
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Julie B
February 12, 2018|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't remember. It was reasonable, perhaps $ 12. Most of the house tours are $12.
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alocalSummervilleSC
July 17, 2017|
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Response from hoteikeeper | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The building is one of many used as slave marts.
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