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Old Slave Mart Museum: Tours & Tickets

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6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Gives story what occurred with sale of humans enslaved and what that meant to those sold and those doing the selling. Very well done.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank William O
Reviewed 5 days ago

This old Slave Market was most interesting .. We learned a lot about charleston and the Slaves that were abused here. The photos are sobering and the artifacts are real. This place is well run, clean and interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Arkuss
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum helps to paint a picture of slavery in Charleston. The buying and selling of American born slaves and the contribution slaves made to the development and economy of Charleston. We really appreciated talking to an employee who is a descendent of slaves in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very small museum, but the exhibit is worthwhile. They do a great job of presenting difficult material in a sensitive, yet informative way. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 200krisp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made it to ghe slave mart last week and very wothwhile to visit. It is sad to see how humans were treated in that time but eye opener. Need to make sure it nevers happens again.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank daniel s
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is very interesting, but there is not much there and not worth the $8.00/admission. We learned more about Slaves at the Boone plantation.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank iluvminivans
Reviewed 1 week ago

After passing by it on our walking history tour, my wife and I stopped in the following day. Although it is a small museum, it was packed with a wealth of information and displays on one of the lowest points in American History. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an important part of Charleston's history and while I felt the self guided tour could have been presented in a better way, I still would recommend all to visit this museum.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank P3275RIfrankn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nothing like what I learned in school. Refreshing, to learn the real history. Hard to relate to the mindset of those times.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank islander88StMartin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a first time visitor to the area, I wanted to learn about the history and I was recommended a visit to this museum. The museum is small and self guided, but the message is potent. A few exhibits, but plenty to give you a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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22 October 2018|
Response from Wendi E |
9-5 Monday-Friday
Julie B
13 February 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.
18 July 2017|
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Response from hoteikeeper | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The building is one of many used as slave marts.