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Old City Market

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #12 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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Valrico, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A must to do while you are in Charleston. But don't make the mistake I did . I waited until the next day to go back and purchase the item I wanted and the vendor was not there. I had found our granddaughter a beautiful hair bow with her initial on it., but waited until the next day .No late!... More

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DeWitt, Michigan
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301 reviews 301 reviews
81 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great Market experience, the vendors were so welcoming and appreciative. We arrived a little late but the vendors were more than accommodating they really appreciated all business. It was such a hot day and such wonderful attitudes. Can't wait to test out the fresh peaches and tomatoes we picked up.

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new jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great souvenirs, accessories, soaps, clothing,gifts, and lively atmosphere. Open from about 9am to 4:30 and then sometimes they'll be separate evening vendors.

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Columbia, SC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you want jewelry or sweet grass baskets, this is your place. The items in the open market are less expensive than the ones in the air-conditioned sections. Nice to walk around and take a look. Close to lots of restaurants, trolley stops, downtown.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loved this market. It was so much fun to talk with local artisans. I enjoyed watching the weaving of baskets at the market. Great place to buy anything from food gifts, baskets, souvenir shirts to jewelry. I thought that the prices and selection were amazing. The stores and restaurants near the market are also really good. My favorite place in... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

it was everything we were expecting. My wife always says nothing is as they say it is. This is. The custom hand made baskets are wonderful. Pricey but wonderful. There was a great selection of local crafts and some things you can find at any flea market. Most stuff was local. We will go back next time we are in... More

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Definitely something to take a walk through if you're in Charleston. We were there in late August during a heat wave, but thankfully some parts were air conditioned. I've been here many times and its usually much more bearable weather wise as the market often gets a nice breeze through it. Its cool to see the weavers working on their... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Just love this open air market of artists- food- crafts- and each year it gets better and better. Easy to do all my holiday shopping here. Prices were very good. Quality high. Love this place- it's the must see in Charleston

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Aside from this place being mostly without AC in the summer, it was worth looking through.. There is a small section of the market that is closed in with AC. Lots of interesting local artists selling their wares like baskets, soaps, art, jewelry. There are also commercial businesses selling stuff here too, not just local artists.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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219 reviews 219 reviews
110 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There are lots of craft stalls in both the open air and air conditioned sections. Southern fast food is available. Don't miss the Historic Charleston Foundation shop. Carriage tours are available across the street.

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