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Lexington Market, Baltimore

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Lexington Market is a historic market in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The main market is housed in two large buildings on the north corners of the intersection of Paca and Lexington Streets. In the broader sense, Lexington Market encompasses both the main market and all of the shops on Lexington Street from Greene Street to Liberty Street.

The main market buildings are host to small eateries and stands selling fish, produce, meat, baked goods, and candy.

Lexington Market is located near the Baltimore Light Rail and Baltimore Metro Subway stops of the same name. It is about six blocks from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Lexington Market is one of the longest-running markets in the world, having been around since 1789. The market continues to stand in its original site. The land for this historical market was donated by General John Eager Howard, famous colonial Revolutionary War commander of Maryland Line regiment of Continental Army. from his estate "Belvedere" (also known as "Howard's Woods) west and north of Baltimore Town. The market originally operated without sheds and stalls. Farmers would load up their horse drawn wagons with ham, butter, eggs and produce. The farmers would travel from Towson and Reisterstown to sell their goods at the market. They would usually start work by dawn.

In 1803 the market had increased in size. The market now spreads from Eutaw Street down to Lexington Street. It would later spread over to Greene Street. In the beginning the market was open on Tuesdays, Friday and Saturday from 2am until 12pm. A bell would ring at the start of the day and at the end of the day. Before being called Lexington Market it was known as Western Precincts Market.

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  • Lexington Market is not all bad. You can get really good seafood or just about anything you want to eat. Just focus on yourself and your company and you'll be fine. If you are paranoid and scared.....  more »
  • And absolutely excellent well known world famous eating location for everyone world renowned for its crabs and shrimp and fish. They have food stalls and a variety of vendors, lots of good food choices. There's a large food court with plenty of tables to rest and relax and enjoy your meals a nice place for the family to come and dine out in a warm enjoyable atmosphere customer service at these different stalls is excellent and all the food is always good.
  • Accidentally found myself in this place. It's a hood open food court but I loved it.... Friday oysters shucked on the spot.. served on paper plates but oh well.. The fried chicken was killer... Fresh fruits on veggies...oh my.

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