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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  • Definitely worth a walk through. We were staying at one of the hotels right around the corner from the market. So we actually walked through a couple of times. And there seemed to be a few different v...  more »
  • I thought this was a great place to buy souvenirs or gift type items. There are a lot of repetitive type booths but I walked the entire market before deciding where and what I would purchse. Vendors a...  more »
  • If you’ve never been to the Market in Charleston it’s defini a must see place! Lots of vendors and fun things to see, however some prices are higher than other places. Really cool atmosphere and the l...  more »

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