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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
See all safety measures taken by Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard.

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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.
star-2
More Graveyard
Jared_E
, May 2022
Our tour guide was a tad bit aggressive/bossy. Would have been great to see him try and make a connection with his group and open up a little bit. People are there to have fun! Also we were disappointed there wasn’t more graveyard exploration seemed like we would do more in the graveyard from the description of the tour.
star-4
Graveyard tour was great....
Gargi_B
, May 2022
Graveyard tour was great. Our tour guide big Joe was very entertaining. It was nice to see some haunted spaces.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Well worth it!
CJ_H
, May 2022
All of the stories were sensational! We all had a great time! Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and fun. I would highly recommend him, and your tour to anyone. (Pictures included)
star-5
Ghost Tour
Stacy_C
, May 2022
Simon was an incredible story teller and he really had us hooked from start to finish. We would highly recommend this tour and would definitely love to go again!
star-5
WONDERFUL TOUR
Carol_M
, May 2022
Our guide was very engaging, well spoken and charming. He created a memorable experience for our girls trip. His spiels brought the past to life and reminded us that these ghostly spectres were once vibrant people with emotions the same as us. The stories were enhanced by recitations of poetry and quotes, and even stories from our guides personal experiences. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and recommend it to tourists and townfolk alike.
star-5
Really enjoyed our tour!
Maria_W
, May 2022
Really love Mr. Neal. Great story teller, nice tour, and appreciated going in the cemetery as the last stop - in the dark! Mr. Neal was very knowledgeable and a great speaker.
star-5
Mr. Neil and his grand finale!
Courtney_L
, May 2022
Mr. Neil was the best ghost tour guide I have ever had. (I’m an avid ghost tour fan). It truly felt like we had a grand finale with his last story in the graveyard and his personal paranormal experience. Being in the graveyard at night was an unforgettable adventure. Highly recommend!
star-5
Great!!! Everything I hoped it would be!
Casandra_R
, May 2022
Despite the mix up in tickets that separated our group, the tour was everything I hoped it would be. Taking a ghost tour was on my list of must do’s while visiting Charleston and I’m so glad he booked with you guys, because our tour guide was incredible. We got a taste of history, folk lore and everything spooky! Our group truly loved the experience and I can’t wait to read the book!

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