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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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Best ghost tour ever!

I've been on a lot of ghost tours and this was hands down the best. Even saw a window open and slam shut a few times during the tour. Others in our group heard footsteps in the hall. This was all on the 3rd floor....More

Thank direy01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Picked up a bit of history

Fair. Interesting building. Ok tour. Wasn’t expecting ghosts but thought the tour guide needed to add more information and show more if the building. Nothing to write home about.More

Thank Christie C
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Yes, the building is definitely interesting. Can you tell us who your guide was? The 45-minute tour is really only long enough for about four rooms. Did you get that or less? I am sorry you didn't have the best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Don't bother

Boring! 4 dark rooms and a story or two. Don't bother wasting your time. Not worth it. Not much history, not scary or creepy at all.More

Thank Teri N
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are very sorry you feel this way. Yes, four rooms is about right for a 45 minute tour. We are sorry you didn't feel like the tour was worth it. I am surprised to hear that you didn't get much history or stories told....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spooky! But Hurry ~ Tour Dates End in June!!

We loved this tour! Our guide Glenn did an excellent job as he led us through this spooky, historic jail into several of the rooms. It was dark and definitely scary and it was NOT a place we wanted to stay in too long! Before...More

Thank Patti R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
My Favorite Ghost Tour in Charleston!

I have been on this tour several times and each time has been so much fun! I have had several tour guides and each one is super knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and the Old Jail. Each time was a different experience. Some tour...More

Thank Jasmin B
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