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Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston

  • 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
Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston
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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 1 week ago
A bit short

My family and I took the haunted jail tour. We enjoyed learning about the dark history, as well as listening to the ghost stories and seeing the pictures other tourists had taken; however, 45 minutes was too short (and it was 45 minutes on the...More

1  Thank Butler04
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for saying that about Coach, our awesome greeter! We love him! And, yes, the kids are adorable over there. You might enjoy the paranormal investigation, which is 2 hours. That will give you more freedom in the building and more time. We can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dusk tour with 11 year old boy

Randall was our tour guide, and he was great. We booked a tour at 8:30 so the sun was setting when it started. Best time of day! Creepy shadows, bats, etc. Tour was good. Lots of history and the creepiness was left up to your...More

2  Thank Summertee15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Creepy tour.

Loved the tour! Just being able to go into the creepy Jail was a treat! I saw it during the day and glad we could sign up for a tour the next night. They had bathrooms you could use so that was a convenience. Randy...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the historical day tour instead of the night ghost tour. Our guide was Andrew of Bulldog tours. The tour lasted 90 minutes. Andrew was great, very knowledgeable. We went through all three floors through almost every room. These day tours have only been...More

Thank patricia m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
My husband's 1st haunted jail tour, my 3rd.

I always liked the haunted jail tour and it was my 3rd time around. I wanted my husband to experience it. He said it was definitely creepy. However, nothing paranormal happen to us, bummer. Only thing that did happen was the no seeums making a...More

Thank DentalDiva67
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