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Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston

Highlights
  • 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
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Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston
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Overview
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 since this tour is less than an hour long, it’s easy to fit into your busy 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.
Reviews (95)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
So creepy

Sean was a GREAT tour guide. It's clear tell he's passionate about the old jail and it's history. He separates the rumors and legend and gives you the facts. The jail is so heavy once you enter. You definitely feel watched and know something is...More

Thank kellymiles2014
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Please take our daytime jail tour. That is 90 minutes and you get to see more of the building. We also offer 2-hour investigations of the Old City Jail. Thank you for sharing that you enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago
History of Penal System

This was a very interesting 90 minutes in one abandoned building. Our tour guide (forgot his name but he also teaches scuba diving) was excellent. You'll learn how we evolved from public punishments to the jail system. The inhumane treatment of prisoners and some of...More

1  Thank Beverly T
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you back again sometime. Again, thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyed it!

Had a great time and leaned a lot! I would recommend it. Learned a lot about the history of Charleston.

1  Thank John-Liptak
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We appreciate the feedback and we are happy you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Just in time for Halloween

Great Tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the jail and its infamous prisoners. Worth the price.

Thank alexandramsanto
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you had fun on Halloween! We hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Unsettling and good

We had Glenn on an early evening Halloween night tour. He was a mature, straightforward, respectful guide. He made sure we understood this was not a "haunted house", there weren't staged encounters, and there were no gotchas. This would be a ghost tour based on...More

Thank RhinanLaville
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We are happy you enjoyed Glenn as your guide. He is a very passionate about the Old City Jail. Again, thank you for your feedback.

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Response from Patti R | Reviewed this property |
We walked there so we are not certain about parking.
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Roxanne V
9 July 2018|
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Response from Rinah S | Reviewed this property |
Not good for someone that has trouble getting around
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