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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-937-0920
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Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Lots of great regional crafts. Half of the market is now air conditioned and is a nice shopping experience even in the summer. Great shopping, just take lots of $$$

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Lots of great regional crafts. Half of the market is now air conditioned and is a nice shopping experience even in the summer. Great shopping, just take lots of $$$

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Always fun to walk through the markets but beware, it is always busy no matter what time of year! The best times though, are the winter if you want to avoid tourists, yet there aren't as many fun vendors during the winter months. No matter the time of year or how many people, you can't miss walking through the markets!

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Chipley, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, as I walked through, I felt like I had just gotten off a cruise ship and was walking at a port

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va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great place they have everything under the sun to buy. The baskets they make are great, and they explain why they make them.

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Summerfield NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit there is something new to see. I love sampling the cookies and watching the basket weaving. This is a must see on your next trip.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Good market and worth a walk through. Did not like that there were so many duplicate vendors though. Great bathrooms though and ATM's are available. Nice food vendors in the 2nd or 3rd market as well.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I just love the Old City Market. I could shop and stroll through here for hours - and I do!!!! Beautiful one-of-a kind gifts and crafts. Open aired on the sides to keep the breeze going through while shopping. Can't say enough about the Market.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The setting itself is worth the visit. An outdoor market that sells all types of goods. You will find little trinkets that are inexpensive all the way to original works of art. The building is open air with an enclosed building at one end. There is history connected to both sections. I say do not miss this in the old... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to pick up a local piece of art or jewelry - part is air conditioned and indoor bathrooms usually clean at least every time I've been there -

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Located in the heart of historic Charleston I'm told this was once the primary slave market area. Today it is a large open air market filled with spices, foods, clothing, jewelry, sweet grass handwoven basketry, art, crafts, etc. Great place to spend an hour or two and the adjacent streets are lined with boutiques and restaurants. Been there several times... More 

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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-937-0920
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston

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