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Old Slave Mart

African American History Walking Tour

March 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The African American experience in Charleston is one of tortured circumstances rooted in bondage and brutality. While this cannot – and should not – be ignored or diminished, it often overshadows the many contributions African Americans made to Charleston’s history. The wealth of the Colonial Charleston was made possible by enslaved labor, and this wealth generated a demand for luxury goods. As artisans, builders, craftsmen, cooks and seamstresses, enslaved African Americans and their descendants played an integral role in shaping the history and the culture of the Lowcountry. View the Old & Historic District from a different perspective and discover the many contributions of African Americans in Charleston from enslavement to the Civil Rights movement. This walking tour will depart from 108 Meeting Street (Shop Historic Charleston).

Please bring your order confirmation to check-in at 2:45 pm so that the tour may begin promptly at 3 pm. The tour ends at 5 pm.

Reservations are required.

Events occur rain or shine so please prepare for inclement weather if forecasted. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Tickets: Adults $45 | Children Ages 6-12 $20 | Children Under Age 6 are free.
A 3% processing fee is added to the price of each ticket.

All ticket purchases are refundable until March 1. If, after March 1, Historic Charleston Foundation cancels the event due to COVID concerns, the ticket price will be refunded. Please read the Ticket Sales Policy.