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Charleston City Market

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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
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+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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US$19.98*
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Always a must do in Charleston

Have come to the market since 1984. Visit today- just as good. Suggest coming in milder weather. Market is center of activity.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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HRM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice diversion on a rainy day. Count your change at the lemonade stand. Dont forget to stop in at the Confederate Museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Truly a Charleston hidden treasure and a must visit. Very relaxing environment and offers endless gift options.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a stroll we do each visit. You'll find an assortment of crafters and commercial businesses here under the market roofs. It's a nice place to stroll or to look for gift to bring home. Marketers are a friendly bunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anything southern from arts and crafts to food is found here. A great place to find handmade sea grass baskets and watch them being made from several different vendors

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Flea Market, open daily at 10AM, stretches some 4-5 blocks long. I've found it to be okay as flea markets go, but let the buyer beware - some of the popular items sold within it, such as the famous Carolina red and gold rice, among other tourist tidbits such as pralines, biscuits and pecans, are actually priced higher than... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have come to the market since 1984. Visit today- just as good. Suggest coming in milder weather. Market is center of activity.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was great FREE entertainment. There was a lot of duplication of vendor goods. I saw same cookbooks at multiple tables. I did enjoy the variation of ART vendors. Their work was unique and one of a kind.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very well organised market that's under cover in a very long stretch of buildings . Worth doing but you will see lots of the same things for sale every second stall it seemed .

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very little original work was on display. A lot of common "tourist" stuff. Non of the vendors seemed very interested.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fun hour or so walk through. Genuine artists selling one of a kind. Of course all the sweet grass baskets that seem pricey but a wonderful investment, very usable and such history.

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