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Old Slave Mart Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
French Quarter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with my adults daughters that are not much into museums that require alot of reading so they zoomed right through this one. Also, there were so many people it was impossible to read anything. Loved the cobblestone road it is located on though.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small museum where you read the history while standing in the actual historical location. Items on display add impact.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and two kids (17 and 11 years old) went to this as part of the ticket package with the Old Exchange/Provost. It is not a big museum and does not have many artifacts. However, there was a lot of information and our family...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well-kept museum but short on actual artifacts. It's mostly about the history of this location but very few items to look at.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family bought a package deal which included the Old Exchange/Provost Dungeon and the Old Slave Mart Museum. The slave museum is small with two floors filled with displays describing the slave market and system that was in Charleston. BTW, we were told no pictures...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cohoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit for historical value, but know that it is small so will not take very long. They do a great job presenting the history of the location and slave market at that time in Charleston. Price is very reasonable for value.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

€21 for 2 adults and 1 child. The museum is tiny and there is not much to see. You work your way around by reading boards. So although it was very informative we didn’t feel it was good value. I wouldn’t recommend it for families...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lolliest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love learning the history of a city and Charleston is full of history. Spending time reading the events that took place in our early American history really gives you perspective of that time. This is a walk through museum reading as you go along. We...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LeisurelyExploring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent .very informative. WE are to never forget this gruesome and horrific part of American history.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Very well done. A somber educational experience for everyone. So much to be learned and the staff takes it very personal. A must when visiting Charleston. This completes the picture that is painted as you tour all the historical homes and gardens in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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October 21, 2018|
Response from Wendi E |
9-5 Monday-Friday
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.