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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 1 week ago

The Old Slave Mart Museum recounts the story of Charleston's role in the domestic slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building and site and the slave sales that occurred here. The building is believed to be the last extant slave auction...More

Thank NXW
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know what to expect here so we weren't surprised by the detail provided by this museum. It's important to learn about this dark time in our history but truly sad.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small but extremely informative museum tells a story that is not told often enough about the institution of slavery in the old south. This is a part of our history, and reading the stories of some of the men and women who came through...More

Thank Alice H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously. This place is a must see. To experience first hand the horrors of slavery, to hear the voices of those who went through here. It if captivating and beyond words. My wife and I were both so moved by this experience, and all the...More

Thank Steven_Meg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through this museum that sits on the spot where slaves were sold gave me a chilling experience. The history concerning the slave trade is something everyone should see. This is an excellent family tour if you don't have young children in your group. It...More

Thank Queen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend a few dollars ($5 for Sr) to see and read about this Slave Mart and others around Charleston. It is informative and should be seen and learn from it.

Thank lrickb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the history this museum portrays is the most thorough depiction of the slave trade. The truth is what it is and to be learned from. Canadians will be much more informed about the south after a visit here.I love the slogan throughout "Lest we forget"...More

Thank birdturd73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I are both teachers (I'm a student teacher right now) and we can't thank the museum's historic interpreter Christine Mitchell enough for her personal attention and informative suggestions for teachers. She is a gem and gave us an excellent suggestion about a...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting, sad. Reflective. Glad we went. Found it confronting about how people were treated. The staff were very informative too.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very moving and well put together museum, well worth a visit when in Charleston. The only recommendation we would have is to add more listening points where you could hear personal accounts of slaves. We would like to have had this opportunity...More

Thank Becki R
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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.