Picture Source – National Park ServiceCorner of Market St. and Meeting St., Charleston, SC – 29401 843-853-8000 www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com
‘Steeped in history and charm, the Charleston City Market is a popular destination for all who visit the Holy City.
Open 365 days per year, the Market is an exciting place for tourists and local Charleston residents alike.
Market Hall stands facing Meeting Street as the main entrance to four blocks of open-air buildings.
Strolling through the Market you will encounter a wide assortment of vendors selling high quality products including paintings, pottery, Charleston’s famous sweetgrass baskets, casual and fine dining & more!’
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Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and sometimes later on weekend evenings.
History of the Market –
‘The Market Hall and Sheds, a National Historic Landmark, are the only surviving market buildings in Charleston, and one of a small number of market complexes still extant in the United States.
The Market is also considered to be one of Charlestons best examples of Greek Revival style architecture, exemplified by its massive portico supported by Tuscan columns.
The buildings were constructed in 1840 to 41 and were designed by prominent local architect Edward Brickell White.
The Market was the commercial hub of Charleston for many years and is an important part of the city’s commercial heritage.’
Source – National Park Service
For more about the history of the market and the current occupancy visit the National Park Service Website ORWikipedia.