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Charleston City Market

188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
+1 843-937-0920
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A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“local crafts” (130 reviews)
188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
+1 843-937-0920
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Reviewed yesterday

Sweet grass baskets for days. Ok, some of it was interesting and at least part of it was air conditioned in the 95+ weather but it was the mostly the same things being sold by different people. A few originals; nice silver rice bead jewelry,...More

Thank noncorteccia
Reviewed yesterday

This market has something for everyone. From the sweet grass baskets that are being made right there to the bene crackers, pralines and other foods- it's all delicious. There are also clothing and shoe vendors and beautiful silver jewelry. Although this is geared to tourists...More

Thank fcbeachlover
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a really fun shopping experience. Got to see so many artists and their wares. We went back a couple of times.

Thank rolliepollie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If your looking for quality trinkets that are local too the area this is thee place to hunt. Great treasures and souvenirs here.

Thank oneemcee
Reviewed 2 days ago

A main draw of the City Market is the shopping at street level, but if you have a few minutes and the building is open, do pay a small admission to see. It was the event center of the day, but also the a place...More

Thank Janelle_travel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Situated in the heart of Charleston this matket spans several city blocks & has many stalls offering local crafts for purchase. Prices vary but tend to be high. Worth a stroll through.

Thank TravellingManOz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really wanted this to be a cool, and fun market with unique items and maybe even a deal. I clearly set my expectations wrong. The market was full of “me too” items and basic nick nacks that had Charleston written on them. Had to...More

Thank mikedux30
Reviewed 4 days ago

sort of a tourist trap but there are two or three good shops good to walk thru when it is raining some of these folks have set up a permanent shop with goods they import but pass on as home made worth a trip but...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Would recommend this place if you were expected to bring a gift home....lots to choose from.(But very few local artisans)

Thank Soniaheidrich
Reviewed 4 days ago

Made the perfunctory trip through the market. Glad its over. How many basket making vendors can one market have? Mostly trinkets and touristy stuff but plenty of people to watch and dodge.

Thank Matthew C
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14 November 2017|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
There are no baggage restrictions that I am aware of. However, the market is crowded and it will be awkward trying to move about with large bags.
Debbie B
26 July 2017|
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Response from swampfoxmom | Reviewed this property |
I am Not sure about that... didn't see any dogs on leashes in the market area. We live here in Charleston but I've never brought our dogs into the market.
18 April 2017|
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Response from kgsouthcarolina | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, I would think so.