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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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The Old City Market has been around for over 200 years. It stretches for several blocks. Inside are stalls packed with vendors selling everything from fabric to jewelry to food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Lissa J
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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Old City Market has been around for over 200 years. It stretches for several blocks. Inside are stalls packed with vendors selling everything from fabric to jewelry to food. The vendors are willing to bargain, and many of their products are well made. If you're a shopper who loves to just wander and look, this is the place for... More 

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Chicago
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Charleston's old city market is a multi blocks long indoor market with mostly flea market type goods for sale. There are also stores lining the streets along side it. It was ok, we liked it, bought some souveniers for family back home. I wanted a grass basket, but was floored by the prices. a small one like a soup bowl... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and variety of vendors is interesting and fun. However, the surface is difficult if you are in a wheelchair. It is very uneven making it a rough ride for the wheelchair user and difficult for the pusher. Best to choose to visit at a slow time of day.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This market is filled with crafts vendors and with souvenirs and knickknacks, but no food or produce. It's still a nice place to stroll through, watching the locals watch the tourists watch the vendors (lol). Many good restaurants are located nearby when you want to take a break. And the cruise ship terminal is only a few block away.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Five buildings with many vendors that change daily. We went here 3 days. Many unique items were purchased here. It is another must do while in Charleston. It is located in a very historic venue! Purchase items from here every time we visit Charleston!

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Tons of deals fun for the entire family family. Bought a shot glass and cute zombie character. Friendly and very clean facility. Sometimes hard to maneuver through but worth a stop for all those nic knacks and souvenirs.

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New York City, New York
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428 attraction reviews
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were tipped off to the fact that the weekend evenings, there is a whole different bunch of vendors at the old market. So we went down there, and sure enough, while I can't say that they were all different, the variety of what we saw was wonderful. Of course, there were a couple of vendors selling the seagrass woven... More 

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Colorado Springs, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It spans about 3 blocks (estimate).. Local's selling their products. Some good deals. Plenty of Wheat-grass basket weaving going on. Wheat-Grass baskets/products not cheap. We saw some baskets that were really cool selling for over $300. But we did watch one lady start making a new one and I can see why they ask the price. Good little walk.. Was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The city market was a fun stretch of vendors selling cool crafts and gourmet items. I ventured over there right before leaving Charleston and it was a great place to pick up any last minute souvenirs. My favorite was the dried fruit and vegetable stand. Have you ever had dried okra or beets?-- That's the kind of cool food they... More 

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United States
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241 reviews 241 reviews
169 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Old City Market is located in downtown Charleston. It features table after table and shop after shop offering local arts, crafts, and various miscellaneous goods. It is definitely targeting all of the tourists and there are plenty of tourists walking through the shops, stopping, looking around, and shopping. Lots of people!

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