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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-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!
star-3
You won’t need to be brave
David_G
, May 2022
Nice young guy led the tour. Certainly would have appreciated more commentary on Charleston rather than a short walk and a couple stories.
star-4
Entertaining and worth it.
Caroline_S
, May 2022
Simon was fantastic. A truly passionate story teller. My husband and I enjoyed this a lot and the tales are interesting while giving us more insight into local history.
star-5
Loved it!
Rebekah_M
, May 2022
Loved the tour. Simon was an excellent story teller and the tour was amazing. Beautiful city, the graveyard was especially meaningful.
star-5
Ghosts and Graveyards!
Erna_F
, May 2022
Our guide’s recital of the poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allen Poe in the Unitarian graveyard at night was an experience I’ll never forget. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Not to be missed!
star-5
See Coleman Spooking Good Time
Justen_B
, May 2022
Our tour, and our tour guide, Coleman, were amazing. We walked through Charleston visiting several spooky sites while hearing spooky ghost stories from Charleston. Coleman’s poetry tied everything in perfectly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Exciting ghost tour with Simon
Candice_H
, May 2022
Very informative and interesting tour. Simon was very friendly and entertaining. The tour was easily walkable and the perfect length.
star-5
Best ghost tour in Charleston
Aaron_F
, May 2022
If you’re going to book a tour, do it with this company!! You meet a the coolest little bookstore, and MR. Neil was absolutely wonderful. No cheesy touristy humor, but welcoming and knowledgeable. My husband and I took our spooky 5 year old son and Mr. Neil was engaging and just so nice. 10 stars if I could!
star-5
Big Joe was a great...
Cynthia_G
, May 2022
Big Joe was a great storyteller even acting it out. He was awesome. Visited some historical sites of ghosts
star-5
Simon was Excellent
Kristie_R
, May 2022
Simon was our tour guide and he did an excellent job. He made every story come to life. We would return just to here him tell more stories.
star-5
Simon was the best!
Kristina_S
, May 2022
Simon was an INCREDIBLE ghost tour guide. He knew it all & had the very best demeanor and skill set to be a story teller. The pictures I captured on this tour definitely made me less of a skeptic. My family thoroughly enjoyed this and said that it was the highlight of our trip!
star-5
Simon was absolutely...
Andrew_F
, May 2022
Simon was absolutely AMAZING! Such a wonderful guide and incredible storyteller! Will definitely recommend and plan on doing another tour with him
star-5
Jonathan was a great...
Marcus_A
, May 2022
Jonathan was a great guide! It was our first ghost tour and we enjoyed every minute! We highly recommend it!
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FUN
Cara_H
, May 2022
The tour guide brought this town to LIFE (death?). Fantastic time. Would recommend to all 18 and over
star-5
Great guide
Darina_N
, May 2022
Our guide was amazing! Def recommend for a fun and very informative tour. We went to the cemetery as well at night which was spooky.
star-5
Great storyteller!
Ray_S
, May 2022
Charleston SC as a backdrop to Mr. Neal’s storytelling is the perfect match. Access to the Unitarian graveyard is plus for this tour. I now believe in ghosts!

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