Charleston's Pirate and Folklore 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 folklore and pirates


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  • Charleston's Pirate and Folklore Tour
    Save 40% April 2, 2015 - April 30, 2015
    May 7, 2015 - May 21, 2015

    Duration: 120 minutes Wheelchair-accessible

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

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Walk Charleston's French Quarter to discover the heart of America's most beautiful and historic city. Learn about the most intriguing events that shaped the Holy City's identity. Learn of the dark and secret maritime events in Charleston.


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. Your guide invites you to voyage into the fathoms-deep waters of the Holy City with this Pirate and Folklore 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 “Exciting, learned a lot, fascinating history and a great tour guide!”

    Reviewed by Pamela – West Columbia, United States on October 29, 2014 We enjoyed our tour with Geordie greatly. I've been on one of his tours before and enjoyed it, this did not disappoint. He's very knowledgeable but beyond that, he's a great storyteller and knows how to keep the tours attention whether with a creepy story, jokes, or just imparting information. Thank you!

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

    Reviewed by Beverly – Lexington, United States on August 25, 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 – Mount Gilead, United States on August 1, 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 – Clemmons, United States on July 28, 2014 Very informational, entertaining and interactive.

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

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

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  • “Fantastic tour!”

    “We really enjoyed the tour, we have taken many Charleston tours from many different companies and this was by far the best!”

    PhyllisfromButler, United States

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

    “Guild was very entertaining and informative. Enjoyed the tour very much”

    BeverlyfromLexington, United States

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