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Possibly the only known building used as a slave auction gallery in SC still in existence, the Old Slave Mart was once part of a complex of buildings known as Ryan's Mart. The complex had a brick wall enclosed yard, a four-story building that contained a "barracoon" or slave jail, a kitchen and a dead house or morgue. Slave auctions ended here in Nov. 1863. The museum recounts the story of Charleston's role in the inter-state slave trade, focusing on the history of the building and site and the slave sales that took place here.
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Coastal & Islands
6 Chalmers ST,
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 958-6467
Info & Amenities
I-26 to Meeting St. exit. From Meeting St., turn left onto Chalmers. Group tour buses should first stop by the Charleston Visitor Center at 375 Meeting St.
$7; $5 ages 5-17 and seniors 60 and older; children under 5 free
Civil War
Days and Hours of Operation
M-Sa 9am-5pm
Days and Holidays Closed
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Sundays