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Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Uncover Charleston’s darkest secrets on an evening ghost and cemetery tour. Stroll through the atmospheric heart of the old city while an entertaining local guide regales you with tales of the dark deeds, restless spirits and supernatural phenomena that make Charleston one of the most haunted cities in America. Get exclusive after-hour access to the famous Unitarian Church Graveyard, where an overgrown southern garden surrounds historic plots said to be haunted by wandering ghosts.
  • Haunted history tour of Charleston
  • Stroll through the city's historic heart
  • Hear captivating historical and supernatural tales from an entertaining guide
  • Listen to stories from 'The Ghosts of Charleston' by Julian Buxton
  • Get exclusive after-hours access to the famously haunted Unitarian Church Graveyard
  • Choose from an early or late evening departure
  • Led by professional local storytellers
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90-minute Ghosts of Charleston Walking Tour
Professional and Licensed Tour Guide
Exclusive access to the historic Unitarian Church Graveyard
Hear tales of hauntings & supernatural events from the best-selling book, The Ghosts of Charleston.
Gratuities
No public restroom so please plan accordingly.
Buxton Books , 160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Departure Point: Tour Charleston Headquarters (inside Buxton Books) Address: 160 King Street Charleston, SC 29401

Unitarian Church in Charleston , 4 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

This tour culminates in the 1772 Unitarian Church Graveyard--just across the street from where you started. Your guide will be happy to direct you back to your hotel, or wherever you plan to explore next.

Discover the apparitions and legends that lurk among Charleston’s warm southern breezes and beneath swinging live oak trees. Choose from an early or late evening tour, and meet your storytelling guide near the city center. Cross over into the historic old town for a walk past the buildings, squares and landmarks that hold the keys to the city's past. Enjoy commanding views of the harbor, and hear about famous former residents and the restless spirits they left behind.

Explore one of Charleston’s haunted highlights with exclusive nighttime access to the historic Unitarian Church Graveyard. Enter the churchyard gates and stroll among tombs and vaults overgrown with lush southern foliage and hanging moss while your guide shares tales of the most tragic and intriguing figures buried here. Learn about the illnesses, accidents and mysteries that brought graveyard inhabitants to their final resting place, and keep an eye out for wandering figures moving in the moonlight!
Itinerary
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Tour Charleston
During our 90 minute walking ghost tour, our City of Charleston licensed tour guides recount hauntings and supernatural events from our best-selling book The Ghosts of Charleston. We are fortunate to have many repeat guests, and lots of tales to share, so we switch things up nightly by varying ghosts stories on every tour. There is no experience like walking enchanted Charleston at night, listening to our supernatural stories, and encountering what you will see and hear in the Unitarian Church Graveyard.
Stop At:  
Unitarian Church in Charleston
The highlight of Tour Charleston's Ghosts of Charleston Tour is entering the lush, spellbinding Unitarian Church Graveyard built in 1772. Real time hauntings occur only a handful of times a year. However, since 1996, when we started what is now Charleston's oldest ghost tour, spirits in the Unitarian Church Graveyard have reached out to many people on our tour in visual, tactile and auditory ways.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Buxton Books
Start your tour at Buxton Books, and stop in either before or after your tour to purchase a copy of the The Ghosts of Charleston, the book this ghost tour is based off of.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
St. Michael's Church
Historic church located in downtown Charleston
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour Charleston, LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Tracey_S
, Jul 2022
The tour started late and the guide could have been a little more lively! It was hard to hear him. The group was large.
star-3
Guide was great, weather ruined the experience
Cindy_W
, Jul 2022
Can’t say, Unfortunately we really liked our tour guide, but due to the torrential rain storm, we were unable to hear him, due to the rain pounding our umbrella’s, lightening began, and we had to stop the tour moments after reaching the Unitarian Church Graveyard. Disappointed
star-2
Less than inspiring.
Dale_R
, Jun 2022
Walked too fast and no emotion or passion in her delivery. We were expecting a bit more color and energy from the guide. She seemed to be mechanical and just going thru the motions.
star-3
Interesting but expected more
Shannon_M
, Jun 2022
We truly enjoyed Simon and his story telling. However, it was less than we expected knowing there are so many stories in Charleston. It was basically a few parking lots, alley and the Unitarian church. All within 2 blocks of where you start/return.
star-5
Big Joe did a wonderful...
Karla_E
, Jun 2022
Big Joe did a wonderful job! He was very expressive and personable. He really got us into the stories while giving us laughs along the way. 😊😊😊😊😊
star-3
Eh, not worth it.
Rachel_W
, Jun 2022
Didn’t enjoy the storyteller and the way he told the stories, didn’t make it believable. As we passed other tours, they seemed to get more interesting stories.
star-5
Fascinating side of Charleston with a great storyteller!
Debra_S
, Jun 2022
Jonathan is a master storyteller! Saw lots of Charlestons history up close and enjoyed Jonathan’s guidance and humor. He is perfect for this job and ending at the cemetery was spooky and a great ending to the tour.
star-5
Loved it!! Would do it again!
Nancy_H
, Jun 2022
Our guide’s ability to storytelling and still incorporate some of the history of Charleston was wonderful. He made everyone feel special by getting to know a little bit about each of us. He also had great voice projection.
star-2
Overall, underwhelming
Noelle_C
, Jun 2022
This was mostly a parking lot tour with ghost stories. Our guide (Glenna) was disengaged and seemed uninterested. Going in to the Unitarian graveyard was really interesting and fun but everyone had their flashlights lit on their phones so maybe if the guide provided more/better lighting it would have been beneficial.
star-5
Great ghost tour
Paul_G
, Jun 2022
Great stories, history, and sights on our ghost tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and told the stories with great zeal!
star-1
Not worth the money
Chris_B
, Jun 2022
Don’t waist your time! Expect to go out in downpour with lightning and 1.5in hail expected. Asked for a refund or to reschedule when lightning was within 12 miles from location and nope not going to happen. We had not started at this point. We stayed for a little bit, worst experience when you get caught out in the middle of the storm about 30 minutes into the 90 minutes tour.
star-5
This was our first time...
dimpietolani92
, Jun 2022
This was our first time in Charleston! Highly recommend the ghost tour! Super fun experience with our tour guide Mark! Spooky and fun!
star-5
Fun night walking tour
cdecosta7
, Jun 2022
Great tour! Loved learning about the history and Simon was an amazing story teller!! Loved this walking tour
star-3
Don’t go on Saturday night
Shanna_N
, Jun 2022
Great guide , but too many other tour groups at the same time. It was very distracting. Don’t recommend going on a Saturday.
star-5
Wonderful tour
Shannon_T
, Jun 2022
Glenna was a wonderful story teller. The tour was interesting and informative. I plan to go on this tour again in the future.
star-3
The ghost stories are in a book
Donna_B
, Jun 2022
The tour guide, Glenna, was a good story teller but most of the stories were told in a parking lot and ghosts sitings were at other locations. I could have read the book. Three of the stories were told near or in a cemetery and those were good.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
More of a history tour...
Wendy_W
, Jun 2022
More of a history tour and not as much about ghosts as we expected. There were not many stops. Our guide did a good job with information.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Phenomenal
Kirk_M
, Jun 2022
Joe was Phenomenal as a guide with his story telling skills and knowledge of Charleston. My wife and I throughly enjoyed him and his tour! Get him if you can!!!
star-5
Simon ghost tour guide
James_G
, May 2022
I have been on several ghost tours in the past but this ranks as one of the best. Simon not only knew his information but was a wonderful story teller. He made the dead come alive. I think he believes everything he told us.
star-1
Waste of time and money.
Mindy_C
, May 2022
Very hokey. More of a story telling experience. Guide was theatrical for sure. But just not interesting.

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