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Charleston City Market

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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
Phone Number: +1 843-937-0920
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A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market...

A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.

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First time at the Market

It was our first time at the Market. Some unique items for sale. Lots of Sweet grass baskets, but they were a little pricey for me. Parking was too expensive for a three hour... read more

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were expecting vendors with colorful flowers, interesting foods and fruits for sale. However, we mostly encountered touristy T-shirts, jewelry items and lots of baskets. It isn't on the order of the public market in Seattle but then, that place would be hard to match.

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Easley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was our first time at the Market. Some unique items for sale. Lots of Sweet grass baskets, but they were a little pricey for me. Parking was too expensive for a three hour visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The City Market is in one of the more popular tourist areas in town and there are lots of interesting things to see in the area. The City Market itself is filled with any type of Charleston trinket you might want along with many overpriced local items. Since I live in Charleston I generally avoid this area since you can... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Normal tourist type items for sale. Some local specialties but nothing that said take me home, It was clean as compared to say the New Orleans City Market

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

We enjoyed walking through here- deceptively larger than you think. Several vendors with sweet grass baskets- some really reasonably priced. Lots of variety, nice architecture and history.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great building which houses the market. The stall are great - displaying a lot of locally made goods. The only problem was that many stalls were almost identical.

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There during Thanksgiving weekend and had unseasonably warm weather. We were able to stroll along the market, enjoy the talent and the lively energy. A scenic area with a nice Southern Charm.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

December is a great time to visit Charleston and the City Market is a lovely stroll on a Saturday morning. I loved talking to a lady weaving sweetgrass baskets outside the 2nd stall, buying a print of Gullah life and all the local provisions. Things can be pricey. This market is more upscale than others I have visited- like New... More 

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Saukville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So many interesting things to see and buy. You can get a real taste of the culture in Charleston. The people are friendly and helpful.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are near the Charleston City Market it is definitely worth strolling through. Depending on what merchandise might captivate you it could occupy you for awhile or you might fly through quickly. Regardless it has interesting history.

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