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Old Slave Mart Museum

6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
+1 843-958-6467
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6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
French Quarter
+1 843-958-6467
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can read about the slave trade but to be in a place where it happened is well worth the trip. We spoke at length with two of the staff who offered unique perspectives on the trade. Very moving and lots of reading. Allow about...More

1  Thank CASA104
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is close to the big market and the free trolley. I didn't know what to expect but the staff were very informative and seemed so respectful of the site. Would definitely recommend a visit. They have signs with documented facts that were insteresting.

Thank kas1002
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to learn about the history of slave trade and how it affected not only African-Americans, but also the economy. They have people available to answer questions.

Thank tblakeney1
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were lucky to catch a one hour presentation about slavery in charleston - by a very knowledgable presenter. Details were also provided about the slave mart location and history of slave sales and the slave trade in Charleston.

Thank Mochaladie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We must know the past in order to understand the present. It is amazing how much history is presented in this museum. A definite must see when in Charleston. Visited with the family, a great learning experience. We spent about 45 minutes going through the...More

2  Thank johnathanw919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get a brief overview of the premises and history of the building from the person behind the desk. After that, you're on your own to tour the museum. Not only is there a plethora of exhibits to read, but while touring, pause to remember...More

Thank Kbast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little like visiting a Holocaust camp - being there where evil and human misery seeped into the walls is everything - more than the exhibits or information, it is being on the site where history happened that is the emotionally upsetting experience. Impossible to...More

1  Thank PeanutWellington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of teenagers visited at a discounted rate of $4 and it was worth it, not sure the full $8 is worth it. The first floor has powerful information and artifacts of the cruel history of slavery. The second floor information is less impressive....More

Thank James D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THE EVILS OF SLAVERY ARE HERE Heartbreaking evidence of the profound evil of holding men, women and children against their will and forcing them -- on pain of death -- to work for free to earn your wealth. Go here and to the new African-Ametican...More

1  Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very little to see beyond reading displays. Some of the statements made were inaccurate or misleading. Crowded space so even on a weekday you have to wait your turn to move to the next poster. In a historic building but hardly a museum. Could have...More

Thank LowCarbNut
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18 July 2017|
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Response from hoteikeeper | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The building is one of many used as slave marts.
Lisa R
10 April 2017|
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Response from Barbara N | Reviewed this property |
I think it was around $7.00
30 March 2017|
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Response from alocalSummervilleSC | Reviewed this property |
Maybe an hour if you read everything.