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Charleston: 90-Minute Ghost and Dungeon Walking Tour

1. Charleston: 90-Minute Ghost and Dungeon Walking Tour

Test your nerve and explore the dark edges of Charleston's haunted historic district, deeply steeped in South Carolina's low country superstition. Venture through Charleston's haunted historic district, one of the oldest places in America, and learn about its terrifying history. Continue along the eerie back alleys and churches to find out why the Charleston is known as "The Holy City." Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon to learn about its harrowing past, confining enslaved people, American revolutionaries, and British soldiers.

Charleston: Supernatural 90-Minute Ghost Tour

2. Charleston: Supernatural 90-Minute Ghost Tour

"There is only one essential ingredient in a ghost story: death." So say Charlestonians Ed Macy and Geordie Buxton in their introduction to their book about the haunted streets of Charleston. By rambling through the oft-forgotten enclaves of the Holy City, the paranormal authors bring guests face to face with a group of orphans who haunt a dorm of a Charleston College, a Citadel cadet who haunts a local hotel, and an angelic spirit in a Freedman Methodist graveyard, to name just a few. We will hear tales of a bookstore phantom, notorious for rearranging books in perfect vertical stacks, and a gruesome 19th-century amputation taking place in a medical student’s apartment. This tour is not for the faint-hearted! Based on historical events and specific details that are often lost in our general notion of ghosts, each haunting encounter will send chills down your spine.

Charleston: Patriot's Point Haunted USS Yorktown Tour

3. Charleston: Patriot's Point Haunted USS Yorktown Tour

Come aboard the USS Yorktown and hear the stories of the American heroes who lived, died, and are still rumored to be here today.  Commissioned in 1943, the Fighting Lady was once manned by over 3,000 people and designed to fight off enemies all over the globe during WWII. Learn about the ultimate sacrifice and heroism of the people who once inhabited this ship.  This tour gives you exclusive nighttime access to areas of the ship that are usually closed to the public, including the flight deck after dark. Don't forget your camera, you never know who or what you might capture.

Charleston: Guided Pub Crawl and Haunted History Tour

4. Charleston: Guided Pub Crawl and Haunted History Tour

Embark on a guided pub crawl through the city of Charleston and hear the dark history lurking behind each turn. Learn about the colonists, pirates, and bootleggers that shaped the city over a few drinks. Visit Charleston's important sites, including Joe Riley Waterfront Park, The Pink House, the Old Exchange Provost Dungeon, and Powder Magazine. Follow in the footsteps of the pirates and bootleggers, and learn about the ghosts that linger in the dark corners of the city from your guide. Make stops along the route for a refreshing drink at The Griffon, Bar Vaute, Blind Tiger Pub, and Tommy Condon's Irish Pub. Trade stories over a few drinks and learn about local life and culture in Charleston.

Charleston: Death and Depravity Ghost Walking Tour

5. Charleston: Death and Depravity Ghost Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Charleston's secret dark past on this walking tour. Explore everything from the city's brothels to gritty true crime stories with your local guide, passing through the walls of Chalmers Street and the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Meet your guide at the Ravenel Waterfront Park and begin your journey into the darker side of human nature. Get a unique look into the horrific, the scandalous, and the just-plain-weird aspects of Charleston's history. Hear stories of brothels, murders, suicides, and demonic entities as you stroll along Chalmers Street and past iconic landmarks such as the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon.

Charleston: 90-Minute Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

6. Charleston: 90-Minute Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

Take an up close and personal look at the spooky history of Charleston, known as the Holy City. On this 1.5-hour walking tour, allow your guide to take you where others don't dare to tred. With this exclusive opportunity, you will walk inside the gates of one of Charleston's oldest graveyards after dark. Explore its corners, check out the headstones, and take a moment to step across the graves, if you dare. Listen as your experienced guide gives you a full history of Charleston’s graveyards, focusing on the stories of the famous individuals who found their final resting place in the Holy City.

Charleston: Ghost Stories Guided Walking Tour

7. Charleston: Ghost Stories Guided Walking Tour

Face your fears on a ghostly tour of Charleston’s historic French Quarter. See a new side of South Carolina as your guide tells ghastly stories of specters, death, disease, and burial practices. Choose to explore in the evening or by night, however much horror you dare to handle. Meet your guide and begin your haunted walk through Charleston. Walk to the gates of ancient churchyards, peer through the bars, and view the graves of those long gone. Stroll by haunted homes and hear the stories that go bump in the night. Find yourself at Poogan's Porch, the most haunted restaurant in Charleston. Hear its spooky tales and see if you can catch a ghost moving around. Then, discover bone-chilling stories of the Haunted Mills House Hotel. Walk down Philadelphia Alley, where many duels were once settled.

Charleston: Haunted Bar Crawl with Tarot Reading

8. Charleston: Haunted Bar Crawl with Tarot Reading

Get an insider's view of Charleston's paranormal history on a walking tour with an expert local guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide on the steps of the US Customs House. Make your way to one of Charleston's most notorious bars and listen to ghost stories and tales of Charleston’s darker side while enjoying your favorite beverage. From the bar, walk towards a graveyard where you will learn how to spot a ghost and the spirits of those who still roam the streets. Turn the corner and walk towards a very different, but equally spooky bar. Finish the evening with more history and ghost stories and a tarot reading.

Charleston: Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience

9. Charleston: Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience

Hunt for ghosts on this paranormal walking tour to historical locations in Charleston. Hear about the city's chilling past and use real paranormal investigator equipment to search for signs of the mysterious spirit world.  Meet your guide at Big John's Tavern and learn about the different paranormal tools that your lead investigator will employ to seek out signs of phantoms. Enjoy using audio recordings, spirit box recordings, thermal imaging videos, and full-spectrum videos. Begin your walking tour through Charleston's strange past. Visit various locations where hauntings have been reported. Listen as your guide reveals the inexplicable details behind the ghost stories.  Record your findings in real-time which your guide will send to you after the tour. End your tour at Powder Magazine on Cumberland street. 

Charleston: Self-Guided Ghost Tour

10. Charleston: Self-Guided Ghost Tour

Hear scary stories, discover spooky legends, and learn about Charleston's dark side on an eerie self-guided walking tour. Charged smartphone in hand, set out on a ghoulish tour that takes you to Charleston's most haunted sites. Listen to ghost stories like the legend of the woman in black, the haunting of the Dock Street Theater, St. Philips Church and the Ghost of the Weeping Woman, and many more. Stop outside haunted pubs, using the opportunity to refuel with a quick bite or beer before continuing your adventure. The tour is app-based and uses GPS navigation, so you can go at your own pace and take the tour at any time, even exploring the city during the witching hour if you like. 

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What people are saying about Charleston

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 259 reviews

This was a really fun ghost tour using various ghost hunting apparatus like spirit boxes and a thermal imaging camera. Every member of the small group had a different piece of equipment which made the tour that much more interactive. I would highly recommend this tour!

Cody was a great guide! He was very personable and made the tour a lot of fun! We had a great time and learned a lot about the city in the process. We definitely recommend this tour!

The ghost tour was very entertaining and filled with a lot of Charleston’s spiritual history.

Michael was out tour guide. Very pleasant, very knowledgeable. Highly recommend

Interesting stories/history Nice to walk around at night out of the sun.