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Charleston City Market

188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
+1 843-937-0920
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A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“local crafts” (121 reviews)
“for sale” (182 reviews)
188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
+1 843-937-0920
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful market with a rich history in Charleston. All sorts of merchandise is available from food, souvenirs, and hand-woven baskets. Definitely stop in and spend a while in the market.

Thank sandysisland
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found ourselves being sheltered from the rain in this block long buildings! Found a few things to take home for gifts... a bit pricey but unique. My bargain for our home was a pic of Charleston homes and the church ... framed, glass for...More

Thank Danik46
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing really exciting about this place. I thought it would have more speciality items but mainly things you can buy anywhere.

Thank Lisaloy76
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great variety of shops and goods. A must see. Not to be missed Go on a carriage tour while there. Lunch at the Oyster House

Thank endorad3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice area to walk through and get a great sampling of local vendors. One vendor had handmade organic soy candles with wonder natural scents! Another vendor impressed me with her natural sugar scrubs & lotions. I search for items made locally and more natural for...More

Thank SunnySkies101010
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes the market does have historical value but today it's one big marketplace. All sorts of things can be purchased there. Everything to do with Charleston of course. There are people making and selling just about anything you can think of, books, paintings, food and...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This market is of some historic note, and it is interesting to watch the ladies weave baskets. However, it is now essentially a place where tourists throng to buy trinkets. It is in the heart of the area where most visitors go, so it is...More

Thank ddaborn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As market picks up over four city blocks. It is quite extensive in size and offering of local souvenirs. There are many classic items that are made for you with you. A definite must see

Thank DrewLawrence1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Situated in the core of downtown, the old market is full of history going back over 300 years and has had many iterations. It covers multiple blocks but is covered, and the middle section is air conditioned and has restrooms. Many local art items for...More

Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Important historical location yet a bit touristy. Worth a walk through yet the stalls are pretty much more of the same.

Thank SashaGRose
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Debbie B
26 July 2017|
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Response from swampfoxmom | Reviewed this property |
I am Not sure about that... didn't see any dogs on leashes in the market area. We live here in Charleston but I've never brought our dogs into the market.
18 April 2017|
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Response from kgsouthcarolina | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, I would think so.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Timmer07 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there! If you are going to be at the market or that area for any length of time, I feel that the best place to park is in the nearby ramp. When heading south on Meeting Street, go a block past the market and turn left on... More