Old Slave Mart Museum

6 Chalmers St.
Charleston, SC 29401- Map It
(843) 958-6467

AAA Editor Notes

Old Slave Mart Museum, 6 Chalmers St., chronicles the international, regional and local stories of the African slave trade. Slave sales held here 1856-63 aided the ongoing interstate slave trade. The site was called Ryan's Mart and extended to Queen Street; it encompassed this structure as well as a kitchen, morgue, a four-story brick building that included a jail, and an enclosed yard. The museum features large panels with historic information as well as a few displays of historical items. The museum is not recommended for young children because most of the museum exhibits require a significant amount of reading. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
$7; $5 (ages 5-17 and 60+).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas.