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Old City Market

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #11 of 43 shopping in Charleston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.
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Jersey Shore
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed walking through the Market here. It was much larger than we expected, it took a lot longer to walk through than we expected. It can be crowded so go on the early or late side (but not too close to opening or closing time because some of the stalls won't be set up or will already be... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Loved browsing the local artisans here, and it also gave me a chance to pick up postcards, a Lowcountry cuisine cookbook, water bottles for my dehydrated group, and some very Southern scarves all in one visit. Perfect for the out-of-town tourist, like me! A very attractive building as well, and located close to many of the carriage ride stations.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

good combination of local artists and not too much tourist "stuff." enjoyed walking through each building and getting a glimpse of Charleston goods/life.

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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189 reviews 189 reviews
36 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We spent an hour or so strolling through the city market. It was clean and well maintained. As other reviewers have stated, the vendors were helpful but not pushy. Locally made pottery and sweet grass baskets are pricey but reflect the significant time and talent invested and support local artists. Local cookbooks, low country specialty items and Gullah-created crafts were... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A must for all shoppers. The market is clean and well kept and there are many merchants there with a variety of merchandise. The prices are reasonable and even if you just want to browse none of the vendors were pushy!

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This market is a series of open buildings with vendors. I had high hopes for heritage crafts and local products, and there were some of both - HOWEVER - to find them you had to wade past the vast majority of vendors selling things you can find in any flea market. The highlight was the spice vendor - I enjoyed... More

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port richey,fl
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Although there are a few unique items, including the sea grass baskets, this reminded me of just another flea market. Worth a quick trip walking through the market but would not plan to spend a long time there..

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Westminster, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Multiple long building to explore, often crowded. Plenty of imports with a wide range of local crafts, art and foods in all phases of expertise. You can get a bargain here if you know your merchandise and shop carefully.Jewelry and souvenirs are everywhere. Many artisans making/selling sea grass baskets but shop around before you buy, as these lovely items are... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

What are you looking for to take back home with you? A sea grass basket? Gullah spices? A picture book? You will go crazy shopping here! The market is several blocks long and the vendors friendly and willing to answer questions. I finally found a seagrass basket to call my own! Fun!

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Douglasville, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My Mother and I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the City Market and looking at all the vendors' merchandise. Our favorites were the local vendors and their original items. We got some wonderful treats for ourselves ~ hand-blown pendant, original paintings (and we were able to actually speak with the artist) - We also visited some of the candy stores &... More

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