Guided tour

Charleston: Supernatural 90-Minute Ghost Tour

Activity provider: Walks In History

Charleston: Supernatural 90-Minute Ghost Tour

Activity provider: Walks In History
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From US$ 40 US$ 32 per person

Join paranormal author Geordie Buxton on this unique tour. Get thoroughly spooked as he tells of a series of mysterious hauntings – from orphan poltergeists to a lost cadet inside the old citadel to an angelic reverend, and many more!

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the heart of Charleston's darker history and documented hauntings
  • Enjoy a tour led by best-selling local Charleston authors
  • Visit many historical sites of the Old Citadel and College of Charleston
  • Get ready to be thoroughly spooked with stories of paranormal activity
Full description

"There is only one essential ingredient in a ghost story: death." So say Charlestonians Ed Macy and Geordie Buxton in their introduction to their book about the haunted streets of Charleston. By rambling through the oft-forgotten enclaves of the Holy City, the paranormal authors bring guests face to face with a group of orphans who haunt a dorm of a Charleston College, a Citadel cadet who haunts a local hotel, and an angelic spirit in a Freedman Methodist graveyard, to name just a few. We will hear tales of a bookstore phantom, notorious for rearranging books in perfect vertical stacks, and a gruesome 19th-century amputation taking place in a medical student’s apartment. This tour is not for the faint-hearted! Based on historical events and specific details that are often lost in our general notion of ghosts, each haunting encounter will send chills down your spine.

Includes
  • 90-minute walking tour option
  • City of Charleston licensed tour guide
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Date

Meeting point

Meet in the center of Marion Square Park. During Christmas time, meet where the tree is located.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Discounts available for teachers and students - book the student price when checking out
  • This is a walking tour through historical grounds, please wear comfortable shoes
  • Tours run rain or shine. If supplier cancels due to inclement weather you will be offered a refund or can reschedule your tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 322 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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This tour was an excellent evening activity. Some of us had our senses awakened to the experience. Geordie, our guide is top notch with his stories and history. Our group was small in numbers and large with energy. Communication with Geordie before the tour to arrange for the group to begin earlier was nice and smooth which worked perfectly with our schedule. Highly recommend this tour.

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August 16, 2022

We took this tour with our kids, ages 18, 15 and 15. All enjoyed it, but it was a lot more about the bloody and sad history of Charleston -- a good bit of detail about the Civil War, slavery, old politics in the South, etc. The guide goes into specifics about why there might be ghosts, and how the history in the region helps to create them. It was also 90 minutes of walking and standing at the end of a long, hot day, so keep that in mind if you have younger kids. There wasn't anything truly spooky, but if your kids aren't interested in history, they'll be bored. Our kids did like it, although one was tired and restless, even at 15. We adults liked it more. Geordie is funny, personable, great at establishing rapport with the group, and he *really* knows his stuff. If you're looking for horror-movie type scary stuff, or if you're expecting to see apparitions, this is not the tour for you. (We did see bats, though!)

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July 5, 2022

Tour guide was AMAZING! I believe his name was Jordy, he was funny and personable, and very informed on the topic at hand! I’m a skeptic when it comes to ghosts and ghost stories but I genuinely love learning about it, and having someone that can give facts and examples helps me to believe it’s all possible!! He even brought science in to the stories which helps because I’m a nurse and believe in the science!!! Great tour and absolutely worth the time and money!!

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June 26, 2022

Product ID: 22306