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Old Slave Mart Museum

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Old Slave Mart Museum

1,451 Reviews
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Louis F wrote a review Feb. 2021
Tampa, Florida520 contributions158 helpful votes
The museum is well put together. They offer a ton of information and a really good look into the slave trade and life as a slave. It was a really eye opening museum.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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sarahtham wrote a review Jan. 2021
Lawrence, Kansas556 contributions122 helpful votes
2 storey exhibit. Upstairs exhibit has Spanish translations . Downstairs, no. This museum relies heavily on the assumption that you read. All exhibits are in text with occasional realia. Images are available but dont mean much without text. The museum is small so can get tricky trying to read exhibits avoiding blocking other visitors or them, you. Still pretty informative. Discounts for students and teachers.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Ben-Tzion wrote a review Dec. 2020
142 contributions55 helpful votes
They insist on wearing those masks that don't help anyone, so that's a point off for us. Good visit though.. It's not exactly an extensive museum, but it does contain information that is important for everyone to know. Worth visiting.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jessica R wrote a review Dec. 2020
72 contributions16 helpful votes
Small, but a required visit in Charleston to understand the horrors of slavery and the slave trip. Important to acknowledge the history of the people's whose labor made all those fancy houses possible.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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PoppaP54 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Middletown, Delaware281 contributions108 helpful votes
Following a guided tour of the older section of Charleston, my wife and I made our way back to The Old Slave Mart Museum. It is a relatively small facility, with friendly staff and a quite reasonable admission fee. Displays are easily understood, and shed light on an aspect of the slave trade of which I had little prior exposure or knowledge. Sixty minutes should allow for a non-hurried experience. It is worth a visit.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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