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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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