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Old Slave Mart Museum

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

An experience all should see and determine that it NEVER happen again. Especially educational for children and teens. an excellent opportunity for parents to connect with their children and have discussion. A historical refresher for adults.

Thank Patricia Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

While this museum could be so much better, I did enjoy the visit. The history of the building is rich and the best exhibits are on the second floor. There is no gift shop, but there is a great collection of books available for purchase.

Thank willce07
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum was rather small, with few artifacts, but the gravity of standing where people were bought and sold was enough. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Best not for young children. Visitors should be respectful and quiet while visiting the museum.

1  Thank possumweaverville
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its worth the trip. Very interesting. Small place with 2 stories. Alot to read. I would have preferred to have an audio accompany the visual... as I wanted to hear a recounting. Didnt want to read it. Maybe more interactive, too.

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, although the space was tight and it was hard to get around. But I learnt a ton that I didn't know before and I thought it was pretty well set up.

Thank Lama B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nicely presented, mostly written and graphic displays, no interactive elements. Still, essential history for a broad audience. We saw parents talking to their kids - that's important. Overall, well worth your time.

Thank jbsteinb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small museum but interesting. I would say it is for older teens and adults because it is all reading exhibits. If you are a history student -you will find only a bit of new information

Thank Mary Chris F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum’s exhibits on the slave trade are sobering indeed. It stands on the grounds of one of the well known indoor slave markets, set up in 1856 when Charleston banned public (outdoor) slave sales as being unfavorable to the fashionable atmosphere that the...More

2  Thank LarchFoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting small museum in the actual building that was the slave market. It is a self guided museum with excellent displays. It will make you think as you wander through the building where the Slaves were brought to and sold.

Thank NameMim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's important to remember how Charleston was built, upon whose backs. Our tour guide said that over 50% of all slaves that came into America came through Charleston. This museum documents the historical significance of slave trade and labor

1  Thank OakSpringFarm
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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.
July 17, 2017|
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Response from hoteikeeper | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The building is one of many used as slave marts.