Capitol Market is an indoor outdoor year-round market that anchors the Charleston community, allowing bakers, makers, farmers, fishmongers, crafters, potters and more to offer their wares to the rush of grateful locals and strolling tourists.Plan to visit Capitol Market during your Charleston vacation using our convenient Charleston route planning website.
“The changing seasons dictate the inventory, which means you'll never visit the same market twice. It’s a spectacular place to plug into the vibe of this vibrant mountain ringed town and grab some authentic West Virginia wares to remember your trip.”
- Taste of the South Magazine
Capitol Market is located in a charming, restored turn-of-the-century train station from the 1800’s. We have convenient and plentiful free parking, a Charleston Visitor Center and are located in the heart of downtown. We’re just minutes from the West Virginia Capitol Complex, State Culture Center, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences & Appalachian Power Park – less than 1/2 mile from the convergence of Interstates 77, 79 & 64!
We feature a fine Italian restaurant, indoor specialty shops, over 30 seasonal West Virginia outdoor farmers and growers, a 900 foot-long porch with seating for alfresco dining, plus multiple community events. Come see us during your visit and explore our unique slice of Appalachia!
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This is a fun place to spend part of a day with family, friends, or solo. The flower and produce selection in the large covered area outside was full and looking beautiful and delicious. Inside...
This is a fun place to spend part of a day with family, friends, or solo. The flower and produce selection in the large covered area outside was full and looking beautiful and delicious. Inside... more »
Stopped in here originally to visit the Visitors Center which turned out to be a bust - media driven kiosk. Not many brochures. No one to answer questions. But, we did take time to walk through the..... more
Stopped in here originally to visit the Visitors Center which turned out to be a bust - media driven kiosk. Not many brochures. No one to answer questions. But, we did take time to walk through the..... more »
I enjoyed walking around the market. So many local made items. I’m enjoying local made fudge, wine and honey. A must do while in Charleston!
I enjoyed walking around the market. So many local made items. I’m enjoying local made fudge, wine and honey. A must do while in Charleston! more »
Lots of fun. Reminded me of Boston Public Market - anything you could want under one roof with friendly people and a fun environment. Think "refined hipsters over the age of 30." If I lived in Charleston I'd come here at least twice a week.
I absolutely love the capitol market! They have amazing vendors that grow quality plants. I’ve shopped at the Capitol Market for the past 3 years to fill my 200sq. ft. Garden up. They also offer an amazing program for people who receive SNAP benefits (food stamps) where for every dollar you get two, and if you have kids…every dollar is tripled. So spending $50 in stamps can be stretched to $150 if spent to buy crops at the farmers market. The restaurant inside is also great, it’s worth the visit!
Parking is easy and there are plenty of grocery carts available for shopping. All of the stores have fresh wares and crafts for sale. The restaurants are observing social distancing and be sure to wear your mask. Social distancing is no longer an accepted protocol for keeping the Corona Virus numbers down as not wearing a mask. It is still early for most of the STATE grown vegetables and fruits to be available.
An old train station, so it's a linear building that allows you to walk through one store after another. Bought meat and produce. Great deals on meat at Johnny's! Won't buy meat anywhere else from now on. Loved the atmosphere!
Large outdoor area with variety of plants and flowers. Indoors has a few unique eateries and a few markets with spices, produce, etc. Could use a little more variety but, given the size, there's not much left to expand. Worth a visit for your cooking needs or just to see what's new.
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