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Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston

  • 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
Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston
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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 (85)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great history lesson

Suzy Q was our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and funny. The jail was not scary at all. We went on the 6:30 tour. Jail wasn’t hot to me but I had hoped we would have seen more of the jail. I would not...More

Thank crystal1165
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful tour with wonderful tour guide.

Enjoyed the tour. Very informative. Interesting to see the inside of the jail. Tour guide was excellent. Jail was warm so don’t go on a hot day.

Thank Corrie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mr Johnson was a great tour guide However it was so hot in the jail That one girl fainted and most of us were close to that. There should be fans in the rooms

Thank Bearlyn27
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The stories the guide told were really entertaining and the guide was very engaging and drew us in but inside the jail it was extremely hot and we got to see very few rooms. The tour only lasted 45mins that was after the guide went...More

1  Thank Marcia D
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is very hot this time of year. The building does not have AC as we do warn with a sign in our office. We go into about 4 rooms in 45 minutes, which is about 10 minutes per room. We are sorry that...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Jail Tour was OK- 8/23/18 9pm

**If you take the night tour in the summer- wear bug spray** The person at the gate was friendly when we checked in for our reservation. She added that it was hot in the building and offered bottled water for purchase, if needed. she's right-...More

2  Thank KParrishVa
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Yes, bug spray is a must! And, yes, it is so HOT in the jail. We do warn people, but some people really don't understand how hot it really is. We are glad you liked the tour overall. All the experiences that the guide explained...More

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Response from Christie C | Reviewed this property |
No. Street parking. Not great area of town.
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Response from Rinah S | Reviewed this property |
Not good for someone that has trouble getting around
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