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Old Slave Mart Museum

6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
+1 843-958-6467
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  • Excellent45%
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“story boards” (15 reviews)
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6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
French Quarter
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"human beings"
in 27 reviews
"domestic slave trade"
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"story boards"
in 15 reviews
"eye opening"
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"african americans"
in 15 reviews
"american history"
in 36 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 32 reviews
"on display"
in 19 reviews
"provost dungeon"
in 11 reviews
"combo ticket"
in 11 reviews
"charleston history"
in 32 reviews
"south carolina"
in 14 reviews
"artifacts"
in 155 reviews
"information"
in 198 reviews
"shackles"
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"auction"
in 37 reviews
"sobering"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

very educational and historic visit - definitely a stop for your visit to charleston - on a cobblestone streets - a building that contains so much history

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I found out more information online. This is a tiny refurbished front room of an entire block of land that was the market, with printed billboards and 2-3 sets of shackles. No real history, only one actual enslaved man's story. No real information other than...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With as much history of slavery in Charleston was so disappointed in this museum. Was a waste of money and very disappointing

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place to visit and see all the goods they have for sale. And they have a little of everything!

Thank ShannonDake
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never known so many African Americans were brought in to the U.S through this port city. One/fifth of all African Americans alive today descended from slaves who came through Charleston. Where had I been? Living in a bubble. A colleague almost begged me...More

Thank Julia C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an incredible history and gleams a look at life in South Carolina from a slave perspective. Very well done.

Thank 88Mackenzie88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having this building as a museum to recognize and show the story of slaves, owners and brokers and the horror slaves endured is an important part of our history that we need to acknowledge and preserve.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old slave mart museum makes for an excellent day in Charlestown. The mart provides the host to a range of artisan outlets, many of which are unique and to a very good quality. The long mart easily provides a couple of hours of interesting...More

Thank Geoff M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is located in the actual building where slaves were bought and sold after it were no longer allowed to be done in public. Reading the history and viewing the artifacts from the slaves experience is even more impact-full when standing in the mart...More

Thank Rand C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an interesting and very informative museum. We got a combo ticket with the pirate prison and was a great way to see both attractions at a discounted price.

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Julie B
12 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.
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alocalSummervilleSC
17 July 2017|
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Response from hoteikeeper | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The building is one of many used as slave marts.
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Lisa R
9 April 2017|
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Response from Barbara N | Reviewed this property |
I think it was around $7.00
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