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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Market Square and many more Charleston attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Charleston trip generator.
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  • If interested, this can be a short stop. While some shops have local produce, a lot of shops are focused on tourists 
  • While in Charleston, we always have to frequent the market. There is just so much to see. There are varying degrees of crafting skills here but each to their own. 
  • They could do so much better. Most of the shops were just plain tacky and not worth buying. I wouldn't waste my time here. NEXT!