Interested in the Dark Side of Charleston’s Past? 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.
Space is limited – Book online today! Book Your Tour! For questions and information about the tour or your reservation, call us at 843-766-2080!
“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
ghost Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 33 reviews
“This tour was awesome. We had Glen as our tour guide, and the amount of historical knowledge he had was incredible. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a thrilling and informative experience!”
“I have a picture of a ghost that is clear as day from the 3rd story window that can not be accessed from inside the building because there is no floor and can not be accessed from outside in the middle of the night when a tour is going on. Never saw a thing, no heavy feelings, no cold areas, nothing, until we were looking back at the pictures a week later. It is a male who looks to be dressed in a civil war hat. My husband is a very skeptical person. And he could not deny what is shown in the photo. We have done a few tours and this by far was the most interesting and with results!”
“Suzie Q was our guide. We did the after hours tour where you do your own investigation. We had several ghostly experiences including one that had us run down from the third floor to the 1st. Even after that, we stayed another hour and had more experiences too!”
“Had such a great experience. Larry is a great guide, very interesting and fun to listen to. The tour was cool, taking us through some beautiful and creepy areas. Felt lots of unwelcoming vibes and cold spots along the way. So much fun!”
“The Old Jail in Charleston really does contain an energy of its own. Our tour guide Braxton was informative and engaging. He was also very considerate of those who may have been scared and made sure everyone was well. If you really want to come face-to-face with a troubled ghost, bring your camera and visit here.”
“Attended an after dark tour of the Old Charleston Jail 7/5/18- an unforgettable experience. Sean was a great guide, and Jason was wonderful too. Found several orbs in photographs and my family member reported hearing clanking and far off conversations from behind her.”
“The tour was excellent! Everything you would expect from a scary tour. Our guide Adam was well spoken, informed and went at a comfortable pace to meet everyone’s needs! Highly recommended experience when visiting Charleston!”
“This is the 3rd ghost tour I've done in Charleston and it was one of the best. I had some tactile experiences including something touching my hand, breathing in my face and on my arm. Randy was very knowledgeable and a great guide!”