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Old City Market

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #14 of 48 Shopping in Charleston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.

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Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great for local crafts and vendors. Tons of Sweet Grass baskets and roses. A must have Charleston souvenir. There is a little of everything Charleston there.

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Houston
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434 reviews 434 reviews
225 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

You have to go to the Old City Market Place in Charleston, just for its significant history. There are a lot of local vendors and a LOT of vendors selling tourist schlock from China. A careful shopper can find something from the area, like the salt grass baskets, made by local artisans that are most exquisite. You have to respect... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
88 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The market consists of several long buildings filled with stalls. You can find many locally-made craft items, clothing, art, etc. There are also many stalls where you can buy various food items. Most of the buildings are open so it can get a bit chilly sometimes. The vendors were very helpful and not at all pushy.

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Crisfield
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Spent most of the day in the market and shops around the market. Seems to have a lot of local hand made products. Most is a open air style but a little is inside and they have restrooms. Loved the baskets .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Fun walk thru 4 buildings of shopping items unique to Charleston and South Carolina. Avoid the food and try the many restaurants and pubs found everywhere.

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wow, what a great market located in the old part of Charleston. We spent the afternoon where they sell knick knacks, clothing, paintings, etc. A place to experience the local vendors many of them making beautiful sweet grass baskets. Fun, fun, fun.

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Fallbrook, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

we were stabbing in Myrtle Beach for a golfing vacation and decided to take the day off and drive down to Charleston. It is a pleasant 2 hours drive. On the way you can see all the sweet grass basket stands in Mt. Pleasant along the highway. They still sell them that way. We found an easy and adequate parking... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stayed at a hotel near by and would walk though the Market daily. So we got to see the subtly changes day to day. The smell of the horses was over powering. They stank. The Market itself is filled with crafts people and souvenir vendors. Its really just one large tourist trap. If you looking for a key chain... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Great tourist shopping area. Very neat place if you have never be into a city market. Lots of local crafts. Fun place to shop and eat.

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Springfield, Missouri
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201 reviews 201 reviews
37 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Looks like this is designed to serve the crowds coming off the cruise ships and tour buses. Lots of "craft" and schlock - certainly nothing we needed to take home with us. Change the scenery and you could be at Rock City, Branson, Six Flags, South of the Border...

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