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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The Old Slave Mart Museum is a well done historic site. We would have preferred more auditory options as most of the museum is nicely done posters with a lot of reading and a few artifacts. I would not recommend this site for easily bored teens or younger children.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour at this museum. Worth the time and small entrance fee. Nicely laid out. It actually was a slave market, the main exhibit is the market. Everyone was solemn and quiet while reading the stories and walking through museum. The lady at the front desk gave us a brief history lesson before we entered the exhibit and she was very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 1KirstenV
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The docents are well versed in the historical reality of the slave trade in Charleston. It is a sobering experience but the museum is well done and the docents are very helpful.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Pam J
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I really struggle with words to use in describing the Old Slave Mart Museum. The museum is where slaves were once bought/sold because it became against the law to do so in the streets. The thought that an entire economy was built on the backs of human beings is appalling! It was once sanctioned and normal. I think this museum did a good job explaining slave trade. It was saddening to hear that freed slaves often would then buy their own slaves.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This museum on the old slave Mart covers a very important subject. However we only gave it an average rating as the material presentation was mostly readable flat wall panels. Needs to upgraded using more technology to better communicate the slaves plight...

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Frank A
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