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Ghosts of Charleston Tour

Circular Fountain, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29401
(800) 979-3370
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Ranked #111 of 168 activities in Charleston
Type: Tours, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Winnipeg, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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 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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Augusta, GA
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The only thing that kept this from being a poor experience was that the guide was friendly. There weren't many scary spots to visit other then the grave yard. We were two women traveling alone and we enjoyed the historical experience except when we were left in an unfamiliar area and pointed to the starting point. The guide told us... More

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Montreal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

If you want the hibby jibbies and some great history, this is your tour. We went at 9pm and they were prompt. The guide was very knowledgeable and creeped me out. I guess that is a good thing, haha. I will never look at 16 century jails in the same way ever again. Highly recommend it.

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Aylett,VA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

After reading some of the owners books, I was really looking forward to this tour. My wife and I have been on many ghost tours up and down the East coast, so we felt comfortable in recommending this tour to our traveling companions. What a mistake.. Lets start with the guide..Austin?? I believe that was his name..a lost and misplaced... More

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