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Address: 188 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 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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"Must Visit" when touring Charleston SC

We love visiting the Market when we visit my sister who lives on nearby John's Island, SC. It has been transformed over the years from restroom improvements and cleanliness to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melissa A
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Monaca, Pennsylvania

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

there are so many things to see and places to shop. My sister and I went for my nephew's birthday, we had a great time and found some very unique items.

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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love visiting the Market when we visit my sister who lives on nearby John's Island, SC. It has been transformed over the years from restroom improvements and cleanliness to adding an upscale section of various items. Most items in the market part are priced really well and there is lots to choose from. It's especially neat to see all... More 

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Thank Melissa A
Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place used to be open air all the way through with local vendors and craftsmen. Today, it's mainly air-conditioned commercial high-end junk. There are a few craftsmen and the spice lady has a great booth for unique spice blends. She is worth visiting if you like to cook. We bought several spice bags and will order from her again... More 

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Thank Chip H
Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Helpful people with interesting selection of things to buy-good range of prices to choose from and some different things to buy!

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Covington, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't spend a lot of time there because it was kind of touristy. I bought a Sweetgrass basket from one of the vendors. I probably paid too much but it's a beautiful basket.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must-do in Charleston. Cute shops, horse drawn carriages, restaurants and the history of the place. Oh, and the boys selling the palmetto roses are so cute.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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180 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our hotel (French Quarter Inn) was just around the corner, easy to bring our 'stuff' back to our room. Our main goal was to purchase a 'Sweetgrass' basket for Victoria's mother and a Hat for her father. We looked at many tables searching for a basket, all looked pretty good and al the folks were ready to 'bargain'. Since Victoria... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed near the Market and visited it nearly every day. The crafts were varied and the atmosphere was fun! We found the artisans to be very friendly and very low pressure sales. They seemed very pleased that you stopped by even if you were just looking!

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Thank Judy W
Neptune Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fun friendly place. Every booth sells items made or grown or produced in South Carolina. This is a fun place to spend hours shipping and chatting with the vendors. I cannot wait to go back and visit.

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Thank Travelingurl58
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Better than I expected. You can get great souvenirs, or just generally nice things. I loved the artwork and the local vendors.

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Thank Satrupa R

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