Charleston Sights

City Market

  • N. and S. Market Sts. between Meeting and E. Bay Sts. Map It
  • Market
  • Market/Bazaar

Published 10/28/2015

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Most of the buildings that make up this popular attraction were constructed between 1804 and the 1830s to serve as the city's meat, fish, and produce market. These days you'll find the open-air portion packed with stalls selling handmade jewelry, crafts, clothing, jams and jellies, and regional souvenirs. A major renovation transformed the market's indoor section, creating a beautiful backdrop for 20 stores and eateries. Local craftspeople are on hand weaving sweetgrass baskets—a skill passed down through generations from their African ancestors. From March through December, a night market on Friday and Saturday hosts local artists and food vendors. This shopping mecca's perimeters (North and South Market streets) are lined with restaurants and shops.

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N. and S. Market Sts. between Meeting and E. Bay Sts., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Jan. and Feb., daily 9–6; Mar.–Dec., Sun.–Thurs. 9–6, Fri. and Sat. 9–6 and 6:30–10:30

Published 10/28/2015


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