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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.
Locations visited
Old City Jail
Bulldog Tours
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
  • Tour concludes in less than an hour, so you’ll have time to go out afterward
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Pre Tour Ghost Encounter?

5 stars are for Bulldog tours who handled and issue at the jail perfectly. Was waiting for the tour to get started. It was dark and we were talking about Ouija boards and if they ever lost someone during a tour. Was getting primed for...More

Thank deluct
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Jail Tour

We were met by a greeter/guide upon arrival who checked us in and casually gave us some background on what we might encounter. We had a great tour over several floors of the jail with a very knowledgeable guide. We covered the Jail's history from...More

Thank bogden353
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Get your Spook on!

Our group had a great time at the old Charleston jail/ghost tour last week! Booking was super easy and our guide, Andrew, was fantastic - he knows his history and was an excellent storyteller. If you like ghost stories, history, and the potential for a...More

2  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Fun tour

Our tour guide, Sean was very informative and I learned a lot of interesting information about the history of the jail. We did catch an orb and light streak in some of the pictures which was fun but no other type of experience. It was...More

1  Thank thompdm
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Yes, it doesn't get dark until close to 9pm this time of year. I'm sorry if that bothered your experience. It would be great for you to do a graveyard too sometime. That is a wonderful tour as well.

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Jail Tour

Randy is an awesome tour guide! He is great at telling the city's stories and about the ghosts. I love going on tours with him. Wish I had seen an orb but didn't, but still had a great time!

1  Thank Wanda S
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