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Old City Market

Address: Charleston, SC
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Ranked #42 of 108 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

City market is a great place to shop if you are a local or visitor. The summer is the best time to go, all the booths are full and the variety of items is endless. Plus there are public bathrooms which walking around in the summer heat and drinking water you are going to need them. The market itself is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable shopping experience! Lots of uniquely Charleston gifts, beautiful paintings, and locally made objects. Loved the recycled glass at the Old World Glass Studio and be sure to stop by the Historic Charleston Foundation Shop for the best price on Carolina Gold Rice.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I loved wandering through the Old City Market . The indoor vendors were nothing special, basic souvenirs and pricey apparel. The outdoor stalls had a great variety of different vendors from hand painted Christmas ornaments, to signs, paintings, and palm baskets. We picked a few choice items to purchase. I loved the palm baskets but they were way out of... More 

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Bermuda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Coffee and lemonade stands (depending on the temperature) were a welcome stop. Great stalls. The sign stall had some brilliant sayings! Would have welcomed a men's outdoor apparel stall as it was a cool fall week. Always visit when in town.

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High Point, North Carolina
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122 reviews 122 reviews
38 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wonderful displays of many hand-made goods by lots of local vendors! The sweetgrass baskets are beautiful, but pricey! Take your time and enjoy all the unique items!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Many vendors had similar products for sale. I would expect to see many different products that offered good varieties.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We came here several times during our stay in Charleston. We just enjoyed looking at everything. The baskets sold by many vendor are lovely to look at, but you must know your baskets, and have lots, and lots of cash to buy one (I don't, so they were too expensive for me).

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Crest Hill, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Don't miss the Old City Market when you visit Charleston. Centrally located, it is easy to find. Hundreds of vendors feature their goods, many of which are handmade on site. Loved the sweetgrass basket makers!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you are looking for a sweetgrass basket, make sure you take lots of cash with you and know what to look for in a quality basket. If you can afford the best, buy your basket from Eloise Frazier in building C. Ask her all about her baskets, check out everyone else's then come back to her. In Building B,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You have to visit! My family absolutely loved it. We would highly recommend this to our friends that are visiting Charleston . All the little shops were great. My wife picked up a great pair of shoes at the Charleston Shoe Company. Oh yeah, try the boiled peanuts.

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