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On this 90-minute, small-group tour you'll walk the streets of Charleston, following in the footsteps of lords, generals, murderers, thieves and slaves. As you weave through the gas-lit streets of Charleston, your local guide will relay tales of the gruesome, the horrifying, and the macabre--stories passed from generation to generation in voices no louder than a whisper. Not just a ghost tour, prepare to drink from the well of the macabre and occult as found in one of the South's oldest cities.
**Note you do not enter any buildings or graveyard on this tour.
  • Tour Charleston at night and hear spooky stories about its past
  • Guide shares obscure stories from Charleston history
  • Fun alternative to a typical history or sightseeing tour
  • Choose from two evening departures to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a central location in downtown Charleston and prepare to walk the streets of this historic and haunted city. Follow your guide down cobbled alleyways and past spooky sites that played a role in Charleston’s past. As you walk, your guide tells obscure stories from Charleston’s early days as a colony, through the Civil War, and up to the present that most history tours skip. Hear about restless souls, paranormal activity, and plans gone awry that make the Holy City one of the most haunted places in the South. Please note that you do not enter any buildings or graveyards on this tour, and it is not recommend for children 6 and younger.
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Departure Point
157 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are strongly advised
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took this tour on our last night in Charleston and it definitely did NOT disappoint! Our tour guide Devin was great! She was very sweet and entertaining. I'm not someone who is big on "scary stuff" but this is definitely something...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ashton1016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have older kids, this is the perfect tour. A good mixture of ghost stories and history, but nothing too scary. If you’re really looking for a scary tour, word is the jail tour is super spooky.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sunshinedaydream76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was easy to book and our tour guide, Bond, was great, but the tour was... boring. Only 5 stops and way too much detail at each stop to keep our attention. Nothing scary, creepy, or macabre here. Historical facts changed or omitted to...More

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95ashleyw, Owner at Ashley on the Cooper Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am saddened to hear you didn't enjoy the Ghost Stories told on on our Ghost Tour. The history peppered in is very light. I would agree if you want a history tour go on a history tour. Everyone's creep factor is different and if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I went with our significant others to Charleston for the weekend and spontaneously decided to partake in a ghost tour. After some research, we decided to try this one. I highly recommend this tour. The four of us had a phenomenal time,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank saranncook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Macabre Ghost Tour on September 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm. Unfortunately, we found the guide's background stories to be very long and drawn out. As a result, we were only able to go to 4 or 5 places. Less commentary may...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard K
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November 3, 2018|
Response from Dcantu | Reviewed this property |
We bought the day of. It was a weekday though.
William N
September 3, 2018|
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Response from georgiapeach864 | Reviewed this property |
It’s fairly easy paced. We hit 4-5 places it literally was a giant circle that we went in around King Street if I remember correctly. Main thing is we went at night, if I hadn’t had the flashlight on my phone on I’m sure me... More
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