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Charleston City Market

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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
Phone Number: +1 843-937-0920
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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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Quaint Downtown Market

We enjoyed walking through the market looking at some of the local crafts. The buildings have an interesting history and are nicely restored. It fits well into this historical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Grapeview, Washington
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wouldn't cater my day around the market. It has many vendors that sell cute items from hand made straw baskets to shoes. It is right off of king street so might as well stop by the area to browse around. I don't regret going but it really only took is 15 minutes to browse around.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must stop in Charleston. Plan to spend at least an hour. Many vendors with local arts and crafts. Along the sides are many great places to eat.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Local artisans sell their wares here and you can always find something special that is uniquely Charleston, including wonderful items from the Historic Charleston Foundation. You will also get great bargains on things like jewelry, leather goods and pashminas. I am a local and I shop here regularly year-round, but especially at Christmas. My favorite is Charleston Shoes, the most... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The building its housed in and the history aside the actual merchandise being sold left a lot to be desired. There were a couple of vendors which sold some unique goods like the sweetgrass baskets and artwork. But then 80% of the rest were things I could probably find in any other "City Market". Definitely stop by for the historical... More 

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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed walking through the market looking at some of the local crafts. The buildings have an interesting history and are nicely restored. It fits well into this historical section of town.

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Thank Jim B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really neat place. Lots of local craft stuff, freshly squeezed lemonade, sandwiches etc.. Fun to walk thru and shop gifts etc.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a couple hours before we needed to head to the airport on our last day, so we decided to finally stroll through the Market we'd heard so much about. It is a nice venue, and it was full of booths. However, as many booths as there were, there was lots of redundancy as to what they were selling.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a neat place to shop. There are many different and unusual things to see and buy, some are handmade. They are many things you will not find in stores or other places. There are many buildings to walk through to shop that you can spend hours just looking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Charleston in March with my mom and aunt, and we visited the City Market several times. There was a wide array of shops, as well as food vendors. It did get very crowded on the weekend, but I never felt that it was an overwhelming amount of people. The prices here might be higher than you could find... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are going to take a carriage ride, you'll have to go through The Market, which is mostly a Tourist Trap, but everyone expects that. $3.75 for a bottle of soda. Ok? Need I say more? King Street is just another Tourist Trap, but more upscale. Charleston is lovely. Be sure to see the richtige true and history. Fort... More 

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