Market Square, Charleston

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Visit Market Square and shop for gourmet foods, collectibles, art, millinery, children's clothing, and the area's famous sweetgrass baskets. Wander through the Greek Revival-style great market hall that was built in 1841 and is now a National Registered Landmark. Inside, check out some fishing gear or stop for lunch. Then explore the open-air sheds outside where you can pick up authentic Southern spice mix,  pickles, preserves, or locally made wafers. Be sure to visit the basket ladies, who weave baskets using a traditional method of African origin, passed down through the generations. Plan to see Market Square and other attractions that appeal to you using our Charleston trip itinerary planner .
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  • The market is, of course, very touristy and filled with low country food and crafts. It is very interesting to browse through. There is a new enclosed, much more upscale section which contains higher ...  more »
  • The market was setup with tons of little shops of unique, creative items. It was fun to browse around and see all of the different items the sellers had. It’s in the main area of downtown so it’s wort...  more »
  • this place is huge - we thought we could not walk all of it .. we did! variety and great prices ... public restrooms are clean and nice. local artisans and other merchandise - all priced reasonably..  more »
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