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Charleston Haunted Jail Night-Time Walking Tour with Admission to Old City Jail provided by Bulldog Tours

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Charleston Haunted Jail Night-Time Walking Tour with Admission to Old City Jail

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Charleston Haunted Jail Night-Time Walking Tour with Admission to Old City Jail
By purchasing this tour, you are stating that you and your party are healthy and have not exhibited any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. If that changes, you will notify Bulldog Tours immediately.
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Explore Old Charleston Jail, one of the city’s paranormal hot spots, during this guided night tour that takes you back through its history from 1802 to 1939. Hear tales from your guide about the ghosts that allegedly haunt its halls. Prebooking means you can visit on the day and time you’d like, and it’s easy to fit into your busy schedule.
  • Explore the Old Charleston Jail at night—one of the only night tours offered 
  • Get the historical rundown starting at the day the jail was built in 1802
  • Hear about ghosts that supposedly haunt the halls from your guide
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
What to Expect
Meet for this guided tour at the Old Charleston City Jail, and get ready to explore its haunted jail cells. Since it will be nighttime, prepare to get even more spooked. As you walk the hallways, your guide will tell you all about the city’s most famous criminals who lived and died there. You’ll enter the actual cells that held notorious prisoners, such as Lavinia and John Fisher. See if you can catch sight of Lavinia’s ghost, who has been said to still haunt the halls. Some tourgoers have claimed they’ve seen objects move on their own. Your tour ends back at the entrance of the prison with plenty of time to go out afterward to recover from your eerie adventure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
21 Magazine St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Charleston Haunted Jail Night-Time Guided Walking Tour
  • Admission to Old City Jail in Charleston
  • 45min Behind-The-Scenes Guided Tour of Old City Jail
  • Experience the jail that housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals & 19th-century pirates
  • Professional Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Old City Jail
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andrea N wrote a review 19 Jan
Alexandria, Virginia2 contributions
A friend and I went on Brian's tour last weekend and we had a fantastic time! Brian is knowledgeable, engaging, and has fascinating stories to tell. The vibe is very haunting, and we were talking about it for days! The best ghost tour we've ever taken, we recommend -- Brian is
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Date of experience: January 2021
Monkeesmom wrote a review 17 Jan
97 contributions31 helpful votes
We did the haunted jail tour, our guide was super informative and knew her stuff! Whole family was underwhelmed with the value. Tour is $34 for 45 minutes, where other tours are $30 for 1.5 hours. Kind of regret not doing one of theirs. Lesson learned, at quite a price!!!!
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Katie M wrote a review Dec 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia61 contributions3 helpful votes
We actually did booked two tours with bulldog without even realizing they were with the same company. So glad we did! We did the darkside of Charleston tour with Randy and it did not disappoint! He was so knowledgeable about the city and gave us great information. We then did
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mandyattmc wrote a review Dec 2020
Houston, Texas19 contributions
The jail house is creepy but the tour is too short (~35 minutes because we have no questions) for $34 per person. It is the most expensive tour I have done in Charleston. It would be worth it if it includes a cemetery tour.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Betty P wrote a review Dec 2020
Canyon, Texas13 contributions5 helpful votes
Great history lesson. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the Jail and its past. It gave us a new perspective about what these prisoners faced there. Very haunting.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Cody gave a great tour on a cold, rainy night! Despite the weather, we all had fun being tourists in our town. Our
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Excellent Tour
Zach was awesome! Very knowledgeable and interesting! Loved the history and architecture lesson! A must!
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Bulldog Tours is my Go To for fun!
We use BullDog Tours every year when we visit Charleston. This time, we took a tour of the old Jail as well as the
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Old City Jail Ghost Tour and a Food Tour
We did the Old City Jail Ghost Tour and a Food Tour. They are both great for young teenagers. The Food Tour is a
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Great tour
Sean was an awesome guide. By the end of the tour I was looking over my shoulder expecting to see a spirit. Creepy
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Wonderful time with our guide Cody last week! He gave us a thrilling tour of several graveyards with chilling stori
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Great experience
Highly recommend this tour. Guide was very informative and felt that COVID measures were taken. Saw many sites and
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Lauri S
Interesting Tour of Charleston
I felt it was a great tour of Charleston with interesting bits of history. However, it was also a bit expensive at
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Interesting tour
The history information was intriguing. It is interesting to see the other side of Charleston and not just the nor
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Rebecca L
Very informative
We took a morning tour with Carlton, a native and grad student at the University of Charleston. He was very knowled
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Ghost and Graveyard tour was ok
It was a lovely evening for weather and we were told some fairly good stories; our guide was new to the area and ne
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Nice tour
Interesting tour of some of the more famous ghost stories. They took us quite a few places in 1.5 hours
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Absolutely wonderful experience!
I loved my tour with Bulldog Tours through Charleston, SC. I had my walking history tour with Linda, and she did an
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