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Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston

From US$28.00
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
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Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston
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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.
What to Expect
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.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fun time

We had a great and informative trip to the Charleston jail. It was amazing to hear the stories in the history of the location and how this was America’s first attempts long-term incarceration instead of capital punishment. Our guy did a great job of explaining...More

Thank DBags
Reviewed 6 days ago
Yikes

If you believe in ghosts you should consider this tour. the tour guide will walk you through parts of this old jail and give you the history of inmates that were housed there. It also explains the conditions of confinement which were not ideal as...More

Thank SarahR1949
Reviewed 6 days ago
No ghost sightings but lots of history

I was a bit skeptical going in as I do believe in ghosts and was afraid of angering one and bringing it home. Well, no sightings so nothing to worry about. We took the night tour which I highly recommend because you really get to...More

Thank Ken-Marilyn
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very Unique Building with Lots of History

The buildings architecture was wonderful. Looks like there was some internal structural issues so they were working on things inside. Our guide was good at providing entertainment, but our overall group of people was not very into it, which kinda brings it down a bit....More

Thank Sarah P
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Actually, we aren't doing work on the building right now. We are glad you enjoyed the guide, but we are sorry that the group didn't seem into it. You might want to consider doing a paranormal investigation. Those are longer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Old Jail Tour

Interesting history of a place that you'd certainly not want to find yourself in. Tour is conducted in the dark via the guides flashlight as he recounts stories of this grim place. I'm not into the paranormal, but the tour guide certainly raises the doubt...More

Thank James D
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