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The site of the museum is where slaves were bought and sold in the 1800's. When you walk in you are given a quick overview of the history of the building, and then there are exhibits on the first and second floors. There are even...More
It was very informative, telling about the horrific times of slavery. There are lots of signs to read. A few interactive displays and a few pictures. It takes an hour because it is quite small. It is the actual site where slaves were sold.
It's not flashy or high-tech, but oh my, does it tell the story. It's not fun, but definitely necessary. Necessary if you want to have more than a romanticized view of Charleston. You gain insight into why South Carolina would be the first state to...More
Our tour guide from the Oyster Point tours had made note of the museum so we wanted to visit it. As the name makes clear, the museum sits on the site of an old slave market. Slave auctions were moved from the sidewalks to interior...More
One should not enjoy the beauty of Charleston without understanding and compassion for the slaves that helped build it. This is a must see for anyone who wants to know the whole picture of American history.