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Address: Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8687
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bulldog Tours is Charleston's premier walking tour company featuring ghost...

Bulldog Tours is Charleston's premier walking tour company featuring ghost tours, history tours, and culinary tours.

From Charleston’s enchanting graveyards and cobblestone streets to its hidden gardens of antebellum mansions, Bulldog Walking Tours helps you experience all the charm the city has to offer. We’ll give you a taste of Charleston’s best kitchens, a few friendly ghost stories, or a glimpse in time via The Battery, Rainbow Row, and so much more. With a variety of walking tours operating 365 days a year, we have plenty to explore with foodie and history buffs alike.

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Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour

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Nice Comprehensive Tour of the Historic District

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Charleston and led us on a very informative and fun tour of the Historic District. It was clear she had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
John H
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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

And by choose the right tour, do not choose "The Dark side of Charleston". This tour has the potential to be good, but has a long way to go. We stood around at just a few spots and listened to some fair stories about whores and bootleggers. We also did the Jail tour. Slightly more entertaining, but still not worth... More 

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Thank Ryan C
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this review

You are right that the Dark Side of Charleston Tour is not for everyone. It is about crime, torture and prostitution. Was it that you didn't find the stories to be interesting or that the subject matter wasn't what you wanted? Please give us more detail on that. I am also sorry that you didn't enjoy the Haunted Jail Tour... More 

Rock Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is absolutely hilarious! We had Michael Clantly as our tour guide. He's the best! Make sure to ask to be put on his tour because he is so knowledgeable in all things Charleston. The dark side tour is definitely R rated but so much fun. Must do when in town!

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Charleston and led us on a very informative and fun tour of the Historic District. It was clear she had a passion for the city and its people. Highly recommended.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a two-hour Charleston Strolls walking tour with Clara and we were so happy we did. Didn't look at my watch once! She was informative and knowledgeable and interesting. We learned a lot and it was a perfect pace for us. She was quite professional and personable.

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so excited to learn that our Sunday evening Ghosts and Graveyards Tour included a visit to the Dungeon as well! Our guide, Janice, was fun, knowledgeable and experienced. We asked several questions and I loved that she took extra steps to research and interview people to learn more about Charleston and it's history. No ghosts but very informative!... More 

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Muscatine, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice mix of history and the supernatural. Great tour provided by Glen who obviously knows his stuff and was also a great storyteller that made the experience much more fun. After the tour my wife and sister-in-law both said they experienced some sort of feeling of being uncomfortable or being watched. We don't do a lot of ghost tours... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eric was a great ghost host but overall disappointed in Jail. It's a school now and has a ton of new work done. I was expecting a dark dank spooky abandoned place and We didn't get that feel at all. Although Erik was an excellent story teller and did his job very well

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Thank traciball
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Dark Side of Charleston tour on a long weekend trip to Charleston. This tour was very interesting and very fun. Our tour guide was very entertaining and genuinely hilarious without relying on cheesy one liners. This is definitely a tour for adults only; we learned about prostitution, gangsters, and murders that took place in the city.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the "The Dark Side of Charleston" tour...it is a designated tour for 18+. It explores the seedier side of old Charleston...the murders, gangsters and ladies of the evening. Our tour guide was very knowledgable regarding the above topics, while throwing in some humor and a little "historical gossip". We did the tour as part of our annual girl's... More 

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Thank Jules S
Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dungeon and graveyard tour in Charleston, SC was excellent. I had visited the dungeon earlier in the day and gotten the basic tour at that time from the guide in the building. Bulldog Tour Guide Lisa brought the dungeon to life! Her entire tour was great. She told you stories instead of just "reading the facts" and you could... More 

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