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Old Slave Mart Museum

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Address: 6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005
Phone Number: +1 843-958-6467
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I wouldn't have known about this museum if I hadn't completed the free walking tour. Our tour guide recommended it, and I'm glad I had time to stop by at a later date.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A multi media presentation of the dehumanizing slave trade . Although one has to take this in context of the time, it was an eye opener.

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Thank Steven H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed this museum and very informative about the history of how everything happened back then. Tears at your heart!

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Belton, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is small, has some great basic information about the slave trade but doesn't really expand on the details. Mostly poster boards, a few artifacts. Not much detail or accounts of slaves in Charleston- just a few lines here and there. If you don't have any knowledge of the slave trade it is definitely worth a stop.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I found this place interesting and learned a lot. Not a good place for young kids. Make sure to bring your eye glasses to be able to read all the small print.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had some time before our walking tour of Charleston so we walked over to the Old Slave Mart Museum. This was by far the most memorable part of our trip. When we entered the museum, we were warmly greeted by two of the employees who shared some of their personal experiences and knowledge of the Old Slave Mart and... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A historic building in old Charleston. We did not go inside as there was construction being done to the entrance.

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Thank 1Linton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't have known about this museum if I hadn't completed the free walking tour. Our tour guide recommended it, and I'm glad I had time to stop by at a later date.

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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has a lot of good educational information on the slave trade in Charleston. It has many storyboards with pictures, along with personal stories from slaves. I was hoping to see more of the historical structure, which is mostly visible on the facade of the building and not much on the interior. Overall a good museum to visit though.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for everyone. A significant part of American history told in a way that educates and enlightens. I was particularly moved by the recorded dialogue of an actual slave.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walls are covered in photos, drawings, and text. There are not many artifacts on display. Just two small rooms.

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