Legends of Charleston's Ghosts Tour
On this Haunted History walking tour, your professional tour guide will share with you the dark history of Charleston and it's ghoulish past. After meeting your guide in downtown Charleston, your tour will start with a visit to the Historic City Market. You will learn about the Gullah culture, an offshoot of the African slave trade in the 1500's, and hear about the Gullah belief in bad spirits, also known as 'boo hags'. Walk to the Wagener building to hear about the ghostly sightings of George Poirier, a wealthy cotton broker who committed suicide on the third floor of the building having lost his inheritance and his pride.
Next it's on to St Philips Church where you'll discover why the graveyard at the church is believed to be haunted by Sue Hardy Howard. Her ghostlike image was captured on camera by an unsuspecting cameraman in 1987, exactly 99 years after her child was stillborn. At Philadelphia Alley see where the 'Whistling Doctor' was shot and injured in a duel with a jealous friend, an injury that eventually took his life. In Unity Alley, hear the chilling story of our country's first serial killers, John and Lavinia Fisher.
Visit Charleston's most haunted building, the Old Exchange Building, which is home to the Provost Dungeon and some of the world's most notorious criminals, like the gentleman pirate Steed Bonnet. Your tour will conclude at Waterfront Park. Here you can look out over the water to Fort Sumter, and learn the tragic story of Private Daniel Hough, the only casualty of the Battle of Fort Sumter who is the 'face in the flag' and whose ghost still haunts the Fort today.
Pickup & Return:
Central location near the Historic City Market in Downtown Charleston.
Tours can end at the starting location if requested.
Departure Times: 8:00pm
- Professional guide
- Walking tour
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are strongly advised
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund