Charleston City Market Open Air Sheds

The Charleston City Market’s three open air structures, called sheds, have stood witness to history for more than two centuries. These unique sheds have survived fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, and cannonball bombardments during the Civil War. Today, the Charleston City Market is a place of enterprise with hundreds of entrepreneurs operating small businesses at the bustling venue, which is Charleston’s most visited public attraction.

The eclectic, revolving, and evolving wares found at the Charleston City Market create a fun and exciting shopping atmosphere that keeps both visitors and natives returning to peruse the new items every few months or so.

From sweetgrass baskets to bags of stone ground grits—and thousands of products in between, the Charleston City Market buzzes with people perusing stalls filled with inconic, rare, and unexpected products.