VIP Ghost Package

Experience the chilling tales of the city through TWO of Charleston’s most haunted locations. Join the only tour company in the city who is daring enough to enter these spots — the oldest graveyard in Charleston and the Provost Dungeon. Take a walk through the city while hearing creepy stories and legends dating back to the late 1600s. You’ll hear about the unruly pirates and Colonial patriots who were imprisoned at the Provost Dungeon and you’ll learn about old Charleston elites who have found their final resting place inside the city’s oldest graveyard. Why choose one when you have the option to tour two?
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Experience a guided tour of the oldest graveyard in Charleston.

Hear about Charleston’s spirits and gruesome tales:

  • The ghost of Sue Howard, a grieving mother who prays at the grave of her dead child from the spirit world. We’ve got the picture to prove it!
  • Tales of being buried alive! Doctors in old Charlestowne didn’t take chances with contagious diseases. Fall unconscious in a hospital, wake up in a grave!
  • Learn why the terms saved by the bell and graveyard shift were coined. You’ll be glad you weren’t around when they were!
  • The Provost Dungeon, located in the Old Exchange building on Broad and East Bay Streets, once housed prisoners during the Revolutionary War.
  • Jailed for either treason or sedition, hundreds of prisoners were held there in the building, with some undoubtedly spending their final days there.

Don’t forget your flash cameras! You never know what phantom images you can capture…

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For questions and information about the tour or your reservation, call us at 843-766-2080!

Haunted Arsenal Tour

$5 off haunted arsenal tour – enter coupon code “HAT”

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Experience the chills of Charleston on the Haunted Arsenal Tour. You’ll get an EXCLUSIVE opportunity to walk inside The Powder Magazine, Charleston’s oldest public building, after hours. Built in 1713, it is said to have been haunted by many infamous ghosts. You will also hear chilling stories through Charleston’s haunted historic district and listen to stories of ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo and Lowcountry superstitions. While other walking tours are looking in through the gate, you’ll be on the inside. Learn the history of Charleston’s haunted graveyards and hear tales about famous individuals who found their final resting place in the Holy City.

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Highlights and hauntings include:

  • Charleston’s Oldest Public Building built in 1713 used to hold up to 10,000 pounds of gunpowder
  • Tales of Anne Bonny, one of the most well-known female pirates
  • Stories of the guards who are still rumored to be at the front gate today
  • Sir Peter Colleton, one of the original Lords Proprietors of the Carolina Colony

Don’t forget your flash cameras! You never know what phantom images you can capture…

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Haunted Pub Crawl of the Market

Learn about Charleston’s haunted past while sipping on a local craft beer or a relaxing glass of wine. Hear tales of the ghosts that wander the streets of Charleston and haunt our local establishments. This tour will also cover the history to Charleston’s sordid and seedy affairs.
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Here is what you can look forward to:

  • Charleston’s ghosts, poltergeists and spirits doomed to the realm of mortals. Hear the tales of the ghosts that wander the streets of Charleston and that haunt our local establishments.
  • Lowcountry superstitions of nighttime spirits like Plateyes and Boo Hags.
  • The respectable origins of the Charleston Pub, Public House and Tabernae (taverns).
  • The brutal murder of Rumpty Rattles in front of what is today the Gucci store on Market street.

4pm Friday & Saturday

$35 per person

Must be at least 21 years old to participate in tour.

Bulldog Tours has a proud history of providing professional and safe tours. Before purchasing a ticket for this tour, please be aware of the following:

  • This tour will function in a public environment; Bulldog Tours will not be responsible nor held liable for the behavior of tour guests, pedestrians, or unforeseeable street walking accidents throughout the duration of any Bulldog Tours presentation.
  • Bulldog Tours has no affiliation with private establishments and with the purchasing and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The cost of tour admission does not include food and beverages that an individual may choose to purchase between stories while on the Haunted Pub Crawl.
  • The City of Charleston prohibits all alcoholic beverages on the street.
  • Our tours go rain or shine, but if hazardous weather forces cancellation of a tour, you have the option of rescheduling or refund.

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Paranormal Investigations

Up for some ghost hunting? Join us for a paranormal investigation of the Old City Jail. We’ll measure cold spots with our infrared thermometer. We’ll take detailed photos, and we’ll use special audio equipment to pick up hidden sounds. Using our spirit box, EMF meter, and ghost magnet, we’ll also try to pick up paranormal energies. Dare to enter the jail after hours for this traditional ghost hunt, and live to speak about it!

A little history: Built in 1802, the Old City Jail imprisoned some of the Lowcountry’s most infamous criminals, including the famous slave Denmark Vesey (who now has a statue in his honor located at Hampton Park, Charleston), 19th-century pirates, and the nation’s first female serial killer, Lavinia Fisher. Until the jail closed its doors as recent as 1939, an alleged sum of over 100,000 people died within its decrepit walls. Often overcrowded by as many as 200 people, it’s no surprise that disease, violence, and insanity crept in and lingered throughout the jail’s existence, adding to its intrigue and dark history.

Back to Lavinia Fisher: Many claim to have heard her voice speak (and some have recorded the voice) inside the jail in recent years. Well-known hotel owners, Fisher and her husband John were imprisoned for poisoning their guests then robbing them blind. When she was executed, she asked if anyone had a message for devil, for she’d be seeing him in a moment. In 2011, the crew from Ghost Adventurers visited the jail, and to this day you can see the episode online where they ask her who she said she’d be seeing in a moment. She audibly responds, “The devil.”

Recent activity: Recent visitors also claim to have heard chains dragging on the ground as well as the random slamming of doors. Police have heard alarms go off for no reason at the jail, while neighbors swear that they regularly see apparitions in the windows. Bulldog tourists have stories of inexplicable lights appearing in their photographs. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this paranormal-inspired visit to the jail will give you something to think about before you go to sleep later on — if you can actually fall asleep!

For ages 13 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Charleston Jail History Tour

Now you can finally experience the foreboding Old City Jail during the day! Roam the inside of this eerie building during daylight hours and see up-close what the walls reveal in this 215-year-old jail. Learn about the inhumane conditions experienced by inmates & soldiers. See where Charleston’s worst criminals lived and died. If you dare, come back that evening for our Haunted Jail Tour.

$25/adult and $15/child (ages 7-12)

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For private rentals of the Jail, please click here.

For questions and information about the tour or your reservation, call us at 843-766-2080!

The Darkside of Charleston Walking Tour

Interested in the Dark Side of Charleston’s Past?

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Take an uncensored look at Charleston’s true history — a history full of brothels, prostitutes, corruption, crime, scandal, and sordid affairs. While pastel-colored homes, sunshine, and southern hospitality reign supreme in the city, it’s not always champagne and mimosas. From hundreds of years ago to present day, Charleston has been a place where high society life is shadowed by scandals, temptations, and unruly behavior. In the underbelly of Charleston lay an unholy city indeed.

Whether it’s a fascinating story about a legendary brothel or a look back at ancient forms of punishment, find out what really went on in the streets of the Holy City. While it’s not exactly meant to scare the bejesus out of you, this UNCENSORED tour of Charleston’s treacherous past covers the seediness that existed here way back when and will certainly be an eye opener.

Did Charleston have a red-light district? Why did prostitutes wear red shoes? Our licensed and experienced tour guides will take you on a fascinating 1½ hour walking tour of the Dark Side of Charleston, filled with a history you’ve probably never even considered before. There’s no other Charleston, SC walking tour like it!

Can you handle hearing the seedy history of Charleston and its dirty deed doers? Good.

NOTE: Because of the subject matter involved, this tour is restricted to adults 18 or over.

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Recent Comments

  • “It was great learning about the darker history of Charleston. – The tour was very informative” – Jill from Germany
  • “This is an extremely in-depth tour Deserves it’s R-rating, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.” – Brad from Asheville, NC
  • “The tour was fascinating He was extremely knowledgeable, humorous, and was happy to answer our questions.” – Anna from Willingboro, NJ

Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour

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Come explore the Holy City’s streets, back alleyways, and churches, and join our experienced and fully licensed tour guides on a 1½-hour walking tour through the eerie, dark edges of Charleston’s Haunted Historic District. You’ll learn the haunted truth about one of the oldest cities in America. You’ll hear fun and chilling stories of Charleston ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo, and Lowcountry superstitions. The Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Walking tour is the only dungeon walking tour that has access to THE DUNGEON!

What dungeon?

The Provost Dungeon, located in the Old Exchange building on Broad and East Bay Streets, once housed prisoners during the Revolutionary War. Jailed for either treason or sedition, hundreds of prisoners were held there in the building, with some undoubtedly spending their final days there. For a place that holds over two centuries of mystery, it’s a honor for us to be able to show you the cavernous inside! Join us for some storytelling unlike any others in town!

What to expect:

A 90-minute walking tour around the city, highlighting several haunted city spots. We’ll spend around 20 minutes inside the pre-revolutionary dungeon filling your brains with its intriguing history.

Whether you want a city stroll with a bit of a thrill or have an interest in Charleston’s haunted history, our Ghost and Dungeon Walking Tour is sure to satisfy. Get ready for a scary history lesson you’ll not soon forget!

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My wife and I enjoyed every minute. Our guide, Miss Carol, was great and very knowledgeable. I have a picture that can't be explained and one of two possible men- P.G.T Beaugard or Dr. Savage near his and his three sons grave!

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Our family had no clue what to expect from a few reviews read; as for our guide, Al, he was great! Very personable with our grandchildren, informative and great storytelling

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The Haunted Jail Tour

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As seen on Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, and The Travel Channel

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Old City Jail, which housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals, 19th-century pirates, and Civil War prisoners. Located on Magazine Street downtown, the Old City Jail was in operation from 1802 until 1939, and most of the building’s original structures — like the cells and warden’s quarters — remain intact.

If you want to learn the history behind the haunted, take our new Historic Charleston Jail Tour.

The Haunted Jail Tour takes you through the cells, hallways, and into the places where Charleston’s worst criminals lived and died. Brace yourself as you hear stories like the legend of Lavinia and John Fisher, hotel owners from the 1800s who supposedly poisoned their guests. Featured on such shows as Ghost Adventures, the story goes that Lavinia’s ghost still, very audibly, haunts the premises.

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By far one of our most popular Charleston ghost tours, this is quite possibly the scariest place you will ever go — no joke. Open often to the public for arts events, the jail even gives locals an eerie chill down the spine as soon as one steps foot into the space. Visitors go as far to say they’ve seen objects move or even disappear, while others hear voices, the slamming of doors, or chains as they’re allegedly dragged against the floor of the jail.

The experience is NOT recommended for small children — or men who cry easily. Still game? Good.

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Important Note – Please make sure to check in at our office, 18 Anson St, no later than 45 minutes prior to your reservation time. While you do purchase your tickets at our office, the tour does start at the Old City Jail. Upon arrival, a Bulldog Tours employee will furnish you with a physical ticket and directions to the Jail. There is free parking provided at the Jail if you wish to drive. If not, walking takes about 15-20 minutes as it is six blocks from our office.

For private rentals of the Jail, please click here.

For a more detailed description of the Jail’s history, click here.

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The Haunted Jail Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.9 based on 13 reviews
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My boyfriend and I went on this tour this past summer. It was awesome. I took some pics forgot to post them.

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I'm a believer in all things paranormal, my sister is not. We captured some great photos with orbs and made her a believer! Sean was a fantastic guide. What a cool experience!

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We had a great time! Sean knows his history and respects the grounds. We will be back!

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Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

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Come and walk with us when the sun goes down, and you’ll get an exclusive opportunity to walk inside the gates of one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards after dark. When all the other walking tours are looking in through the wrought iron fence, you’ll be on the inside. Explore the graveyard’s dark corners, closely inspect the headstones to see what you might learn, and take a moment to step across the graves — if you dare. Learn about the history of Charleston’s graveyards, and hear the stories of the famous individuals who found their final resting place in the Holy City. You’ve heard the spooky Charleston ghost stories, right? Well, now you can experience them on this up-close-and-personal tour that takes you where others won’t. Graveyards are endearing pockets of Charleston — so much so that they are often referred to here as simply “gardens.” We love them — they’re full of history, intrigue, and tales of love and loss.

Hear about Charleston’s spirits and gruesome tales:

  • The ghost of Sue Howard, a grieving mother who prays at the grave of her dead child from the spirit world. We’ve got the picture to prove it!
  • Tales of being buried alive! Doctors in old Charlestowne didn’t take chances with contagious diseases. Fall unconscious in a hospital, wake up in a grave!
  • Learn why the terms saved by the bell and graveyard shift were coined. You’ll be glad you weren’t around when they were!

Don’t forget your flash cameras! You never know what phantom images you can capture…

Space is limited – Book online today!
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For questions and information about the tour or your reservation, call us at 843-766-2080!

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Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 5 reviews
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The best Tour I've been to! It was really entertaining.

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Best tour ever

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"Our Tour Guide was awesome!" This was our favorite tour of the trip!" -Amherst, VA

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