Guided tour

Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour

4.8 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Bulldog Tours

Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour

Activity provider: Bulldog Tours

From US$ 39.50 per person

Discover Charleston’s most hauntingly beautiful Victorian burial grounds at night. Learn about the fascinating history of the cemetery, and the associated myths and legends associated with it to this day.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy exclusive access to Magnolia Cemetery
  • Listen to your expert tour guide tell stories about the cemetery's permanent residents
  • Hear colorful tales of bootleggers, nobles, and socialites
Full description
With an expert guide, enjoy a 90-minute walking tour to uncover the best of Magnolia Cemetery’s history, mystery, and spirits. Hear startling stories such as the unsolved murdered socialite, an outraged politician that ordered his butler’s execution, and scandalous tragedies that are never told in history books. Originally a 1790’s rice plantation, Magnolia Cemetery was founded in 1849 on the banks of the Cooper River in Downtown Charleston. Home to 35,000 permanent residents, including authors and poets, artists, Confederate generals and soldiers, prominent politicians, bootleggers, prostitutes, and socialites. Magnolia Cemetery served as a Confederate encampment to defend the city from the Union bombardment during the Civil War. Over 2,000 Confederate soldiers lay at rest in Magnolia, including the eight-man Hunley crew, eighty-four soldiers who fought in the battle at Gettysburg, and six confederate generals.
Includes
  • Live guide
  • Exclusive access to Magnolia Cemetery
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratititues

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Meeting point

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405, USA

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  • Bookings require a minimum of 2 people
  • The tour operates rain or shine
  • The pace of the walking tour is leisurely
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 21 reviews

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Beautiful cemetery...Beautiful moon lit night. Only problem...it was too dark to truly appreciate the landscaping and interesting inscriptions on grave markers. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative, but the flashlights we were given were woefully inadequate. Too much time spent listening to ghost stories and too little opportunity to explore this amazing place. My advise...go in the daytime!

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October 28, 2021

randy was a great tour guide!

November 1, 2022

Keith Kirkland was a fantastic Guide !!!! The history and knowledge he shared was amazing !! This is a must do tour !!!

October 31, 2022

Product ID: 263427