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Charleston City Market
Charleston City Market

Charleston City Market

188 Meeting St., Charleston, 29401

The Basics

History, shopping, and South Carolina culture lure visitors to the Charleston City Market in droves. Visit on a Charleston walking tour to learn about the market’s long history as a commerce hub from a tour guide, or browse the market’s indoor Great Hall and centuries-old outdoor sheds on your own. Stroll past low country goods like stone-ground grits, sweetgrass baskets, and benne wafers, plus home goods, crafts, and clothing from more than 300 vendors, many of whom make their wares by hand.

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Downtown Charleston Food Tour
Downtown Charleston Food Tour
star-4.5
$85.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Food Tour
The guide Mimi was so sweet & very informative! Food was very good! Highly Recommend! Restaurants were close so not a lot of walking.
Kathy_H, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Charleston

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Definitely worth the trip
klaw1, Jun 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Excellent way to see and learn about Charleston's interesting history. Comfortable and clean, air conditioned bus. Left the meeting place and returned at the exact scheduled time. Our driver/tour guide, Rodney, was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, pleasant, funny and hospitable. Would definitely recommend to others.
star-5
The tour was very...
Jennifer_S, Jun 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
The tour was very informative and Smitty always had a story to tell. The buses are very clean and new. Air conditioning was always on and a comfortable temperature in the hot summer days.
star-5
Eat ALL the Southern Food!
Amanda_T, Jul 2022
Downtown Charleston Food Tour
Loved this tour!! This was a highlight of our trip. I had already been eyeing a couple of restaurants so I was really excited at the places we actually stopped on the tour. The former church was so unique! All the food we tasted was fantastic and different. Really great background and history of Charleston given as well which was great!
star-5
Smitty was very...
Martin_H, Apr 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Smitty was very knowledgable and made our tour very interesting for us and our kids. The bus was clean and comfortable also. We may do a longer tour next time!
star-5
Culinary tour review
Ann_S, Jul 2022
Downtown Charleston Food Tour
Our guide was born and raised locally with family roots back to the 1700s, shared her wealth of knowledge about each food we enjoyed as well as the culinary and Charleston history.
star-4
Of houses and men
Mina_R, Jul 2022
Charleston City Walking Tour with Edmondston-Alston House Admission
Great experience learning about the big names of Charleston and their houses. I liked learning about the Middleton families part of history.
star-5
Great way to start your...
colerebekah90, Apr 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Great way to start your trip. Rodney was an awesome tour guide. Very interesting, you'll learn alot. Bus was clean and air conditioned. Tour was on time.
star-4
Great way to learn about the city
Karen_E, Apr 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Very knowledgeable and friendly driver. Enjoyed seeing the highlights of the city in a comfortable and clean vehicle
star-5
Great tour!
Brenda_R, Aug 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Great historical info provided by very knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommend tour in comfortable setting.!
star-5
Excellent food. Last two...
Carlos_L, Jul 2022
Downtown Charleston Food Tour
Excellent food. Last two restaurants felt a little rushed but overall a really good experience. We recommend.
star-4
Great tour for the money.
Robert_N, Aug 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Neil was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Charleston and its history. Tour covered all of the sights one would want to see. Highly recommend!
star-5
Okies come to the south!
Diane_D, Jul 2022
Downtown Charleston Food Tour
Enjoyed Mimi explaining history of things. She was so passionate and wanted us to learn about Charleston.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The market is a must for foodies and first-time visitors to Charleston.

  • There are two cafés inside the market and many more in the surrounding streets.

  • Dress for the weather to fully enjoy the indoor and outdoor market areas.

  • The market is accessible to wheelchair users and strollers.

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How to Get There

The Charleston City Market is located at the intersection of Market and Meeting streets in Charleston’s historic district. Though there are street parking spots and parking garages nearby, it’s best to walk or take public transit, as traffic can be thick and parking can be limited. The free DASH shuttle and the city’s many pedicabs are both good options.

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When to Get There

The market is open every day from 9:30am to 6pm except on Christmas Day. A special night market runs from 6:30pm to 10:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and some Thursdays from April through December.

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Nearby Attractions in Historic Charleston

Charleston’s historic downtown is rich with attractions beyond the City Market. Highlights include Rainbow Row, the Battery, and Waterfront Park. A number of guided tours, such as a carriage tour or a private tour, show you the sights while letting you in on Charleston’s history.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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