Charleston City Market, Charleston

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Established in the 1790s, Charleston City Market is one of the country's oldest public markets and hosts more than 300 entrepreneurs. Begin your visit at the historic market hall, an impressive Greek Revival-style structure built 1841. Admire its brownstone stucco and green ironwork before shopping for souvenirs and treats. Items with the Certified Authentic Handmade in Charleston seal are entirely locally made. Market stalls extend four city blocks away from the hall and include an array of goods. You'll find about 50 artists with sweetgrass baskets, a traditional African-American craft. These tightly woven baskets have been made for centuries and are a popular--and useful--souvenir. Work out when and for how long to visit Charleston City Market and other Charleston attractions using our handy Charleston trip itinerary maker .
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  • We visited this market by accident. We arrived early for tour so went down the street to use bathroom which by the way was clean. The market had many booth specializing in local artist and shops. We d...  more »
  • Crowded aisles, Hussel and busel, noisy. Not my favorite since I don’t like crowds. But vendors with some unique stuff. We ended up buying a handmade cutting board made with an assortment of hard wood...  more »
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  • This market was unique and very cute to all through. I feel like they have too many homemade weaves basket vendors (in my opinion there could be other, different shops in place). The Shea Butter store was really cool, I enjoyed learning the history and origin of the Shea Butter that was imported from Africa. It’s nice seeing the product in its raw form rather than in a bottle in a store aisle. Very cool!
  • The Market is on our list every time we visit Charleston. It's bustling and right in the center of historic downtown. Tons of vendors offer a wide variety of local products and the food options are great. Our go-to Market snack are Callie's Hot Little Biscuits, which are out of this world. I love that there is a clean public restroom inside.

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