Charleston's Pirate and Haunted History Tour

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Discover Charleston from a pirate's point of view

Enjoy an eerie tour of the wharfs of Charleston harbor

Visit the oldest structures of the 1600's original walled city

Hear stories of maritime ghosts and pirates


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    Save 33% November 2nd, 2014 - November 16th, 2014

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 90 minutes Wheelchair-accessible

    Starts at Meeting Point ( More details, Show on map)

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Join this eerie 90-100 minute tour of Charleston's French Quarter led by underwater archeologist Michelle Damian and Geordie Buxton. Learn of the dark and secret maritime events in Charleston even today, and hear tales of mysterious spectral occurrences.


Like pirates and maritime ghosts, the waters that surround Charleston are dark and mysterious, and until now their stories have remained, somewhat secret and unseen. Tour guide Michelle Damian and writer Geordie Buxton invite you to voyage into the fathoms-deep waters of the Holy City with this Pirate and Haunted History tour.

This 90-minute tour is brimming with detailed stories of the pirates, military soldiers, prisoners and sailors who stalked the Charleston waterfront on ship and on foot hundreds of years ago – and who have refused to leave.

Listen to tales of strange occurrences at Castle Pinckney; of the reappearing face of a mysterious soldier at Fort Sumter; of the influence over writer Edgar Allen Poe – a Sullivan’s Island resident; of the unexplained sounds of Seneca guns; and many more.

Determined to combat the usual vague, repetitive pirate and ghost stories, and armed with a chilling repertoire of spectral lore, Geordie Buxton and Michelle Damian have researched unique and ghastly tales.

What's Included:

• City of Charleston licensed tour guide
• 90-minute walking tour

What's Not Included:

• Gratuities

Good to Know:

• Discounts available for teachers and students, both just book at the student price when checking out.
• This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes. If it is hot, bring a bottle of water.
• Tours go rain or shine, if inclement weather forces cancellation of the tour, you have the option of rescheduling or a refund.
• Meet at the front enclave (outside) of the East Bay Executive Center at 174 East Bay Street.

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  • Rating: 5 “The guide was very informative. Enjoyed the tour very much”

    Reviewed by Beverly from Lexington, United States on August 25th, 2014 Guild was very entertaining and informative. Enjoyed the tour very much

  • Rating: 5 “This is another great walking tour by Walks in History!”

    Reviewed by Trudy from Mount Gilead, United States on August 1st, 2014 We took the Charleston's Pirate and Haunted History tour on Friday, July 25th. We took the Paranormal Charleston tour through Walks in History last year and enjoyed it so much that we booked a different tour through them on our trip this year. A shower had just ended, so several people cancelled. Their loss! We had the same guide (Geordie) from last year and he was still as energetic and entertaining as if we had a large group. Highly recommend!

  • Rating: 5 “Great tour!”

    Reviewed by Ronnie from Clemmons, United States on July 28th, 2014 Very informational, entertaining and interactive.

  • Rating: 5 “Awesome experience, and the guide was the best!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from N. Charleston, United States on July 10th, 2014 Great job by everyone.

  • Rating: 5 “Entertainment at its finest!”

    Reviewed by Jen from North Las Vegas, United States on June 25th, 2014 This was my first visit to Charleston. Based on other reviews on Yelp, I decided to book this tour. I was not disappointed in the slightest. Geordie Brown was thoroughly entertaining, knowledgeable, funny, considerate, and patient. It started raining on the tour which only added to the fun factor. (I'm from Las Vegas, and I don't get to experience rain, thunder, and cloudy skies very much. The weather was a perfect ambiance to the theme of the tour.) I really enjoyed Geordie's enthusiasm in his storytelling. I can't wait to return and take another tour!

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