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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 Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
star-4.5
USD85.00 per adult
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Super fun experience!!
The whole tour was fantastic! Each different restaurant featured was absolutely fabulous! Dana, was a phenomenal tour guide with lots of knowledge and excitement for the city and its food! I highly recommend!!
Jennifer_G, Jul. 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
Super fun experience!!
Jennifer_G, Jul. 2022
Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
The whole tour was fantastic! Each different restaurant featured was absolutely fabulous! Dana, was a phenomenal tour guide with lots of knowledge and excitement for the city and its food! I highly recommend!!
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
Fun Food Experience
Kenneth_C, Jun. 2022
Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
Church of the Union was amazing! Simon was a fantastic guide. We had a wonderful time!! Great food with lots of interesting history. Would highly recommend.
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
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Pick Pineapple!
Mary_H, Jan. 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Fabulous tour guide on a most informative and enjoyable tour. Clean comfortable truck. Safe driver. Pick Pineapple!
star-5
Summer did a fantastic...
Mark_U, May 2022
Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
Summer did a fantastic job and we had a great time. Food was wonderful and we learned a lot. Exactly what we were looking for. Mark & Suzy Upton
star-4
Mind blowing
CAllen_A, Jul. 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
I was very surprised by the depth of knowledge of our tour guide (Neal). It was almost overwhelming.
star-5
The guide's history...
Mad, Jun. 2022
Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
The guide's history knowledge, great social and service-oriented skills, and excellent sense of humor made the 90 minutes a joyous and interesting time!
star-5
Fun snd tasty
Marsha_G, May 2022
Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour of French Quarter & City Market
Getting a taste of Charleston in a fun and vibrant way. While some stops were better than others, in the aggregate it was a fun way to spend the afternoon
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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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As well as visiting the Charleston City Market, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: