Charleston City Market Great Hall

Begin your visit in front of Market Hall at the intersection of Meeting and Market streets. Built in 1841, this Greek Revival-style Market Hall is easily identified by its vivid use of brownstone stucco, red sandstone, and green ironwork. A United States National Register Landmark of the “highest architectural design quality,” the building features one enclosed story atop a rusticated ground-level arcade, through which visitors access the Charleston City Market’s Great Hall.

The Great Hall’s gleaming glass doors opened in June 2011 upon completion of a significant multi-year renovation that transformed the building into an 18,300 square foot corridor of micro boutiques. With a skylight running the length of the building, natural light fills the enclosed Great Hall. Anchoring the Great Hall at its western end is flagship tenant, Historic Charleston Foundation, which offers hundreds of high quality products such as reproduction furniture and a veritable library of books on Charleston.

In recognition of its extensive and well-executed renovation, the Charleston City Market received a 2012 Phoenix Award from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a national consortium of professional writers, editors, photographers, and filmmakers who specialize in travel industry journalism.

Past Phoenix Award winners include the Vandenberg Reef in Key West, FL; Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal, Quebec; Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in San Francisco, CA; The Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA; The Preservation Society of Newport County, RI; Bermuda National Trust; The High Line in New York, NY; and The International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

The Historic Charleston City Market has also received the Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston and the Whitelaw Award from the Historic Charleston Foundation.


  • A Corner On the Market

    A Corner On the Market features a diverse array of fine gold and sterling silver jewelry, including exclusive designers not seen anywhere else in Charleston. The shop also offers engraving to further customize every piece of jewelry.

    Phone: (843) 722-1484

  • At Home

    At Home offers gifts and décor for the home and garden, including wall art, miniature garden accessories, vases, flour sack towels, aprons, and delightfully whimsical objects.

    Phone: (843) 460-0998

  • Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits

    Carrie Morey founded Callie’s Charleston Biscuits in 2005 with the goal of making the tender, buttery, made-by-hand biscuits of her mother accessible across the country. Touted by Saveur, Food & Wine, Southern Living, The New York Times and Oprah among others, Carrie and her small team of bakers are keeping the tradition of Southern biscuit making alive.  

    Phone: (843) 577-1198

  • Charleston Christmas Collectibles

    CHARLESTON CHRISTMAS COLLECTIBLES is owned by Frenchie Richards, a native Charlestonian. This exclusive year round Christmas gift and collectibles shop was the first to open in the Historic Charleston Market over 40 years ago. Local artists are continually added to our Charleston theme items throughout the year. We also carry a wide variety of collectibles, various themed ornaments, books, tea sets and much more!

    Phone: (843) 881-4884

  • Charleston Hat Shop

    Phone: (843) 723-9819

  • Chuma Gullah Gallery

    Gallery Chuma specializes in the art of the Gullah people of coastal South Carolina as visually portrayed by internationally recognized masters and innovative select group of emerging artists.  We are a resource center to learn more about the Gullah Culture through Gullah Art, Gullah Books, Gullah Crafts, Gullah Storytelling, Gullah Spirituals, Gullah Tours and Gullah Food.

    Phone: (843) 722-1702

  • Cigar Row Events

    Cigars, Infused and Regular, Cigar Accessories.

    Phone: (843) 647-9976

  • City Market Grocery

    Gourmet coffee shop and deli serving breakfast and lunch with drinks, sandwiches & salads made for your order. Along with home made pastries, fruit cups & smoothies

    Phone: 843-640-3926

  • Designs by Jane

    Designs by Jane offers beautiful smocked dresses, smocked clothing, baby clothes and unique baby gifts for girls and boys. A variety of sizes are available. Everything for newborn layettes, infant babies, toddlers and children including play clothes, classic casual and dress clothes and special occasion dresses and clothing for boys and girls.

    (843) 871-4331 - Website Customer Service

    Phone: (843) 647-1132

  • Gita’s Gourmet, Inc.

    A specialty foods retailer and one of the longest term businesses in The Charleston City Market.  Gita's offers their customers the widest variety of specialty foods in the market including American Classic Tea, pickled foods, hot sauces, Jellies, jams, nuts, southern recipe cookbooks and much, much more.

    Phone: (843) 722-8207

  • Gold Creations

    Gold Creations is a family owned jewelry store that has been charming Charleston visitors and locals for over 40 years. They are centrally located inside the historic City Market at the corners of Church and South Market Streets. The curated collection offered at Gold Creations features iconic jewelry stemming from Charleston’s rich history such as the Charleston Rice Beads, Gates of Charleston, and Charleston Charms all available in Sterling Silver or 14k Gold. The store also has many treasures featuring precious and semi-precious stones as well as a collection of handmade Lowcountry classics. You must visit Gold Creations on your next trip to town and take home a piece of Charleston. The friendly sales team is available seven days a week from 10am to 5pm daily.

    Phone: (843) 577-4862

  • Heaven Scent

    Heaven Scent was founded by Ausar and Tamathia Vandross in 1999 at the Charleston City Market. The vision then was to offer the finest perfume and essential oils from around the world. We also INTRODUCED Shea Butter and African Black Soaps to the Market.(neither had been sold prior) Today our primary focus is African Shea Butter and Black soaps. we have since added our own line of aromatherapy bath and beauty soaps made from our imported shea butter, olive oil ,coconut oil , and palm oil . We use no animal by-products , parabins, or sulfates. only the best will do for us, and for you.

    " Our goal and mission is to provide the best health and skin care products to the conscious and the enlightened consumer...YOU


  • Jolin

    Jolin offers upscale, well-designed accessories, clothing, and beauty products from both emerging and established designers. Individual and personal styling is available to help all clients enjoy fashion and Southern hospitality at its best.

    Phone: (843) 720-4991

  • Market Shop of Historic Charleston Foundation

    Since 1972, Historic Charleston Foundation has worked with renowned manufacturers to produce a line of home and garden furnishings and accessories that capture the essence of Charleston style. This unique blending of European, Asian, British and Caribbean influences is found in the alluring architecture, interiors and gardens of this historic city.

    Phone: (843) 724-8484

  • Old Whaling Co

    Founded in 2012 with the desire to create a gentler alternative to everyday bath + body products in our home. We pride ourselves in offering high quality, affordable, and beautifully handcrafted bath + body essentials inspired by the sea. Our products are designed to leave skin feeling incredibly soft + clean, and our signature scents are thoughtfully selected to evoke our team's favorite coastal destinations + memories of past travels.

    Phone: (843) 619-7799

  • Passing Fancy

    Vera Bradley purses, and a wide variety of accessories.


    Phone: (843)577-5555

  • Paul Silva Gallery

    New era art.

    Phone: (843) 810-5262

  • Southern Charm Jewelry

    Here at Southern Charm Jewelry we pride ourselves on providing a unique shopping experience. Whether you're looking for a Charleston souvenir or a handcrafted, one of a kind piece of art to adorn yourself with, we are your source!

    We carry Charleston Rice Beads, Palmetto jewelry, and jewelry from several different award winning designers. We also offer an excellent selection of natural stones, and an impressive collection of mens jewelry. It is our goal to have something for everyone!

    Best of all, we're a locally owned jewelry shop here to serve our community and visitors alike.

    Phone: (843) 723-2625

  • Southern Expressions

    Phone: (843) 442-4036

  • Sweet Charleston

    A large assortment of retro and obscure edibles ranging from Pop-Rocks and Pez despensers, to dried okra and a variety of chocolates that is sure to please.

  • The Fishin’ Duck, Inc.

    Whether you’re searching for unique treasures for your home, garden or trying to find a distinctive gift for that person who has it all, look no further than The Fishin’ Duck! Also, we invite you to stop by when visiting Charleston, South Carolina. There is so much more in our store to see and we would love to meet you! We are located midway down The Great Hall in The Charleston City Market.

    Phone: (843) 577-9701

  • Wonder Works

    The popular WonderWorks store feature thousands of “wonderFUNtastical” specialized toys, gadgets, gifts, and books for all ages designed to ignite imaginations!

    Phone: (843) 577–2422