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Old Slave Mart Museum

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6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
+1 843-958-6467
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  • Average14%
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“story boards” (17 reviews)
“eye opening” (20 reviews)
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6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
French Quarter
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"domestic slave trade"
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"story boards"
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"eye opening"
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"american history"
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"african americans"
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"self guided tour"
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"on display"
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"combo ticket"
in 12 reviews
"provost dungeon"
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"south carolina"
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"walking tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

White-washed and sanitized. Nothing new learned. Lots of decorative panels with lots of words to read. Very few exhibits.

Thank kellydknox
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cashier gave the same rehearsed opening to each guest that entered and then you didn’t see him again until you exited the small building. There were posters and pictures on the walls but no interaction, few artifacts , and nothing you couldn’t read out...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After visiting Civil Rights museums, this is not of that standard. The greeters were great, but it fizzled out after that. Choose which side of history you want to be on and educate yourself accordingly. But hey, if you are looking for something to do...

Thank LaNita W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are coming to Charleston to see important historical sites, this has to be on your list! We found this as we were doing a walking tour and came back afterwards to pay admission to go in. Very emotional and somber, but so important...More

Thank tarayc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This part of our history is painful and this museum doesn't pull any punches in its display but it is important to see it. It stands on the grounds of what had been the open air slave market in Charleston.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is bad enough that people owned slaves, worse when you see an inventory list which includes a one month old baby. This museum is not for people who do not like to read, since all of the information is provided in writing.

Thank ellenjdlmsw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum but so worthwhile visiting. The slave stories on audio were excellent! Although the entire experience was emotional and hard to believe slavery existed, it did exist and is part of our history. Our people should not be forgotten.

Thank SnoopyDallas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a visit we intentionally sought out and we were not disappointed. The interpretative signage was very well done. It would be nice to have more artifacts but what an intense experience to stand in an actual slave market. Visit, remember and carry on...More

Thank Doug C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While enjoying the beauty, the architecture, the founding history, and great food, it is necessary to also honor and remember the story of the slaves who were brought, bought and sold here to build the city and work the land.

Thank Judy L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a minimal price ($5 p.p. for seniors probably $6 p.p. for others) you will get a good overview of the slave trade. Historical and informative.

Thank Dani U
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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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Lisa R
April 9, 2017|
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Response from Barbara N | Reviewed this property |
I think it was around $7.00
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