One of the most festive places in Charleston every day of the year is the Old City Market, located between North and South Market Street in Historic Downtown Charleston.
The market has well over two centuries of history in the city, and now is favorite spot for tourists and visitors to peruse the goods of more than 100 merchants in four open-air buildings.
The goods offered here are generally first-quality, not flea-market style. Shoppers will encounter everything from grass baskets weavers, local artists, jewelry, Charleston souvenirs, afghans, rugs, baked goods, beans and sauces, and more! Restaurants line both sides of Market Street, and the clopping of horse-drawn carriages add to the festive atmosphere of this exciting spot in downtown Charleston!