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Old Slave Mart Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
French Quarter
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

This museum provides a well organized overview of a difficult subject. They handle Charleston's slave past tastefully. Definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 23CathyC
Reviewed July 1, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JaneRph
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

I was hoping to see more than just a museum. Informative and educational but not what I was expecting..

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jerry R
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

This is a most interesting and informative museum. It is full of great historic stories and testimonials.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank dmillerop
Reviewed June 21, 2019

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Patty W
Reviewed June 18, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank technocleric
Reviewed June 17, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank northfork280
Reviewed June 16, 2019

We were very moved by the information of the slave experience on the various posters in the museum. The museum also included artifacts from that time period.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 371julie
Reviewed June 15, 2019

This museum had quite a bit of history, pictures, and displays providing information about the history of the Old Slave Market, where slaves were bought and sold. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Patti4
Reviewed June 14, 2019

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.

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