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Old Slave Mart Museum

87
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
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Excellent

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Top 2% in Charleston About the TripExpert Score

6 expert recommendations

68

Atlas Obscura

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.  Full review →

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

This is thought to be the state's only existing building that was used for slave auctioning, a practice that ended here in 1863. Full review →

1

Frommer's 33

Rare recordings of ex-slaves are preserved inside, along with a permanent exhibit, “Triumph over Slavery.” Full review →

2

Lonely Planet

African men, women and children were once auctioned off here, now a museum of South Carolina's shameful past. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

An intelligent museum in a former slave-trade sales room. Full review →

59

Where

The museum tells the stories of the African-Americans who passed through its gates and their contributions to American society and culture. Open M-Sa 9 am-5 pm. Full review →

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