Charleston
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Our most recommended Charleston Halloween Activities

  • Charleston: Haunted Carriage Evening Tour

    1. Charleston: Haunted Carriage Evening Tour

    Listen to spine-tingling tales of prisoners, rogues, and pirates that make up the history of Charleston. Cover over 300 years of history from the comfort of your carriage. Mysterious alleys and cobblestones await as your expert guide leads you through Historic Charleston on a 40-minute Haunted Carriage Tour. Start the tour at Old South Carriage Company's stables where the tour explores the 15 block core that comprises Historic Charleston. Along the way you will see Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, Circular Congregational Church and Graveyard, Charleston City Market, and St. Michael's Episcopal Church. All tour guides of this activity are members of the Palmetto Guild, which indicates that they have successfully passed a comprehensive examination of the history of Charleston.

    We loved every minute! Jessica & Mac were outstanding. We will definitely do this again.

  • Charleston: Supernatural 90-Minute Ghost Tour

    2. Charleston: Supernatural 90-Minute Ghost Tour

    "There is only one essential ingredient in a ghost story: death." So say Charlestonians Ed Macy and Geordie Buxton in their introduction to their book about the haunted streets of Charleston. By rambling through the oft-forgotten enclaves of the Holy City, the paranormal authors bring guests face to face with a group of orphans who haunt a dorm of a Charleston College, a Citadel cadet who haunts a local hotel, and an angelic spirit in a Freedman Methodist graveyard, to name just a few. We will hear tales of a bookstore phantom, notorious for rearranging books in perfect vertical stacks, and a gruesome 19th century amputation taking place in a medical student’s apartment. This tour is not for the faint-hearted! Based on historical events and specific details that are often lost in our general notion of ghosts, each haunting encounter will send chills down your spine.

    Very informative. Guide was very knowledgeable about local history. Tour was educational about historical hauntings.

  • Charleston: Haunted Bar Crawl with Tarot Reading

    3. Charleston: Haunted Bar Crawl with Tarot Reading

    Get an insider's view of Charleston's paranormal history on a walking tour with an expert local guide.

    Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide on the steps of the US Customs House. Make your way to one of Charleston's most notorious bars and listen to ghost stories and tales of Charleston’s darker side while enjoying your favorite beverage.

    From the bar, walk towards a graveyard where you will learn how to spot a ghost and the spirits of those who still roam the streets.

    Turn the corner and walk towards a very different, but equally spooky bar. Finish the evening with more history and ghost stories and a tarot reading.

    What an experience! Larry is energetic, passionate, and excited about Charleston. He is knowledgable about the past snd circumstances of the stories he tells. He is interested in the lives of the group and uses the tatot reading as a way to link the group and plays games with the cards to provide humor and light. Met amazing people, laughed a lot and learned some interesting facts about Charleston! Highly recommend!

  • Charleston: Haunted History Walking Ghost Tour

    4. Charleston: Haunted History Walking Ghost Tour

    Explore the most haunted places in Charleston on this guided walking tour. The tour offers a raw look at the festering underworld of the jewel of South Carolina. You will experience Charleston’s truly horrifying history; like the waters of the Cooper River, history runs deep and dark around here. From pirates, native Americans, and a host of invading nations, this old shipping town is full of conflict, disease, and the finest hauntings west of the Mississippi.  This unique collection of captivating and unnerving historical stories reveals what makes Charleston one of the most compelling haunted locations on the East coast.

    We enjoyed the stories told and the bits of history and information about each stop. We were in town just 2 nights for this first visit and we appreciated being able to book same day and on a Th. When we saw we were only 2 on the tour, it was a nice touch that it was not canceled or asked to join other tours getting started.

  • Charleston: Tour Pass with 40+ Attractions

    5. Charleston: Tour Pass with 40+ Attractions

    Save 40% or more off of Charleston's top tours and attractions, pay zero to enter, simply show your Mobile Pass! Choose a 1, 2 or 3-day pass. Includes admission to Fort Sumter, Ghost Tours, Plantations, Museums, Carriage and Bus Tours, Historic House Museums, Cultural sites and many more. After purchase we'll send you a text and email to start using the pass on your smartphone where you can choose from a selection of hand-selected tours, attractions, and historic sites. The Mobile Pass provides instant access to over 40 of the city's top tours, attractions and historic sites where admission is included. Reserve tours in advance before arriving. Multi-day passes can be used on non-consecutive days.Choose from: 1-Day pass: Choose 2 featured tours + visit unlimited "Walk-in or Standard" attractions for 1 day. 2-Day Pass: Choose 3 "Featured Tours" + visit unlimited "Walk-in or Standard" at...

    Walking was extremely difficult on the rough sidewalks. Airport was grat. Uber was great. Hotel was OK. people were very friendly. History was everywhere, which is why we made the trip. Friends and family were all well. Made for a grat Vacation. Citadel was very impressive.

  • Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour

    6. Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour

    With an expert guide, enjoy a 90-minute walking tour to uncover the best of Magnolia Cemetery’s history, mystery, and spirits. Hear startling stories such as the unsolved murdered socialite, an outraged politician that ordered his butler’s execution, and scandalous tragedies that are never told in history books. Originally a 1790’s rice plantation, Magnolia Cemetery was founded in 1849 on the banks of the Cooper River in Downtown Charleston. Home to 35,000 permanent residents, including authors and poets, artists, Confederate generals and soldiers, prominent politicians, bootleggers, prostitutes, and socialites. Magnolia Cemetery served as a Confederate encampment to defend the city from the Union bombardment during the Civil War. Over 2,000 Confederate soldiers lay at rest in Magnolia, including the eight-man Hunley crew, eighty-four soldiers who fought in the battle at Gettysburg, and...

    My husband and I went on the 9:30 tour. It was alot of fun and kind of spooky.Thr guide was knowledgeable and entertaining..I would recommend

  • Charleston: Boo-Hag and Brews Haunted Bar Hop

    7. Charleston: Boo-Hag and Brews Haunted Bar Hop

    Take part in a walking brew tour with a side of ghosts and enjoy an opportunity to engage back and forth with a local Charlestonian. As a combined bar and ghost tour, you'll visit 2 different bars where your guide will provide drink recommendations. A complimentary appetizer will also be served at the starting location Walk through historic downtown Charlestonian and hear ghost stories near local graveyards and homes, some of which are over 200 years old. The tour will wind down at a hauntingly beautiful local park where one of the first female serial killers was hung.

    Wonderful experience!! Will do again!! We can’t wait to spend another evening with Bryan.

  • Charleston: Haunted Pub Crawl of the Market

    8. Charleston: 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 some of the local establishments from an expert guide. Explore the local market which is a designated National Heritage site. This haunted pub crawl tour will also cover the vast history of Charleston’s sordid and seedy affairs.

    This is an actual sit down at each place, get a drink and listen to stories. The guide (Adam) was very personable and fun! Appetizers were included at two of the pubs and drink recs at each one. Would recommend.

  • Charleston: Haunted History Tour - Learn to see a Ghost

    9. Charleston: Haunted History Tour - Learn to see a Ghost

    Learn how to see a ghost and explore one of the most haunted cities in the world. Discover the city's 350-year history through stories of graveyards, ghosts, and ghouls. Stand in front of the most haunted graveyards in Charleston's historic district. Hear stories of the most photographed ghost in America and see the most robbed grave in Charleston. Walk down Philadelphia Alley where gunfighters and robber barons met their fate. Learn how conflicts of the old world were resolved with violence and how those who perished still haunt the city today. Included in the ticket price is admission to the Halsey Gallery of Contemporary Art and the Philip Simmons House. From each ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the Halsey Gallery and the Philip Simmons Foundation.

  • Charleston: 1.5-Hour Private Ghost Tour

    10. Charleston: 1.5-Hour Private Ghost Tour

    You are invited to walk the streets of Charleston, which have been weathered by both time and tragedy. You can follow in the footsteps of lords and generals, murderers and thieves, slaves, and the free. Throughout your tour you will take a step back in time to when duels were all but law. Throughout your 1.5-hour tour, your guide will weave you through the gas-lit streets of Charleston, painting another world with their words. Your guide will tell you all about tales of the "macabre", oddities of history, legends of pirates, the whispers of poets, and paranormal events. You will also peer into graveyards, and hear stories of intrigue and murder. You will truly find yourself transported back in time, discovering the town as the sun sets and the otherworldly come out to play. It is time to retrace their steps, relive their history, and pray they don’t follow you home.

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What people are saying about Charleston

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 231 reviews

Very relaxing, also a terrific activity to get a cool breeze. Captain has been in the area and knew lots of info..(this was the Schooner Sail) The carriage ride was fun, our tourguide very personable. During August, we recommend the early evening when it’s a bit cooler.

My husband and I went on the 9:30 tour. It was alot of fun and kind of spooky.Thr guide was knowledgeable and entertaining..I would recommend

Wonderfully creepy history cemetery tour. Ben was nice, honest and very knowledgeable with a sense of humor..

We loved every minute! Jessica & Mac were outstanding. We will definitely do this again.

We loved the night time tour! Our guide was an excellent guide!