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Ghosts of Charleston Tour

Circular Fountain, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29401
(800) 979-3370
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Ranked #118 of 195 Activities in Charleston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Sightseeing Tours

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We picked this tour among the others for its positive reviews and inclusion of the Unitarian Church Cemetery and were not disappointed. The tour began at the Waterfront Park fountain, our 7:30 group of 4 smaller than other groups encountered, which were much larger, giving us the advantage of complete mutual attention between guide and audience. Guide Cody gave local... More 

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We chose the late 9:30 tour, which started from the Waterfront Park. Ended up having a private tour, no one else joined us. Frank was our tour guide and he was fantastic! My 10 year old niece came home with great ghost stories. The Ghost of Charleston has exclusive privileges to the Unitarian Church Cemetery. We entered into the locked... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Maybe it was the tour guide, Frank, but the tour was exciting from the beginning to the end. The ghost stories are nice, but you learn a lot of history in the process - and you will not be bored, either. Made me really appreciate Charleston.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We booked the Ghosts of Charleston Tour, as it is the only company that takes you into the old Unitarian Church graveyard. The tour no longer leaves from Waterfront Park, rather we met at and left from somewhere along N Market St. Cody, our guide, was knowledgeable, and did have lots of interesting stories and information about historic Charleston. He... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I went on this tour hoping to see something... we most certainly did...I encourage all to bring a camera with a good flash. The tour guide was detailed, educated and well informed about the history and tales of the city. Charleston is a perfect city for this type of tour, dark and the low light settings help... More 

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Arlington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had essentially a private tour--as it was a cold and windy night. But the kids had a lot of fun, and I enjoyed walking through the back alley ways and churchyards after dark. Definitely spooky.

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Anniston, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I talked my husband into taking the tour of the Old City Jail. Loved the history surrounding the building and some of the persons imprisoned there. We took an afternoon tour, so was still daylight. I was taking pictures with my cellphone as we were doing the tour. When the tour was over, I was going through the pictures and... More 

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Landrum, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Recently went on a "ghost" tour with Charleston guide Eric Lavender. As if his knowledge of pirates wasn't enough, his presentation re: the paranormal may convert the most ardent skeptic, namely...me. Not based on theory or conjecture, the "happenings" in and around Charleston are documented. One in particular dating back to only 1939. You will, at best, come away "wondering"... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We enjoyed our tour and learned new things about Charleston. Mike answered questions and it was evident he was passionate and had researched the stories. Loved that he was a Charlestonian!

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Johns Creek, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Not only was the tour disappointing, but the guide stopped the tour about 6 blocks from where we started. So we were dumped in a strange city, late at night, on empty streets and he pointed the direction for us to walk. Ridiculous.

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