Ghost City Tours is open in Charleston!
Our tours are running with limited capacity so don't wait to book your tickets - many of the best times sell out fast!
Being that we're outdoors, making it easy to 'Social Distance', our Tours are already a ridiculously safe way of getting out and about. Now, you can have even more peace of mind.
In Charleston, you are now required to wear a mask in public, this includes our tours as well. Please ensure that you have a mask when checking in for your tour. If you cannot wear a mask you are permitted to join without a mask. Also, children 10 and under are excempt from this.
Read more about how Ghost City is dealing with the COVID Crisis here.
Every Ticket you purchase goes to helping our employees make it through this difficult time. When you join Ghost City, the cost of your ticket is going to help someone pay their rent or put food on their table - and we are all very grateful to you.
You'll visit many of the most haunted locations in Charleston, hearing the ghost stories where they took place
Our Ghost Tours have specific themes, focusing on either the Wartime History of Charleston or the more gruesome tales
99% of guests give us the highest rating possible on review websites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and more.
Charleston's best Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts trust Ghost City Tours with their guests.
Buy your tickets knowing you can reschedule for free if your plans change.
Charleston is a great location for group gatherings. Whether you're planning a family reunion, a bachelorette/bachelor party, or you're looking for something for your Conference guests to do - Ghost City Tours can help.
If you're bringing a large group to Charleston we want to help you have a great Ghost Tour. So, we offer a Group Discount of 15% for groups of 12 or more.
For Groups of 30 or more we even offer payment plans if you book your Ghost Tour far enough in advance.
Lance is an amazing tour guide, it’s clear he loves what he does! He’s a storyteller in all senses and keeps you hanging in every word. Not only do you get some spooky fun stories, but also a lot of information about the history of Charleston. A must do!Keshia H. 5
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Our guide for the Death and Depravity tour was Don, and he was fantastic! He was a great storyteller and very engaged with the group. He clearly loves Charleston and its macabre history and just as clearly loves sharing it. The stories were memorable and I learned a lot. I go on ghost tours pretty regularly when I travel and this was one of the best ones I've been on in a while. Highly recommend!Hannah 5
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The tour was great because of Lance. He made the tour. He knows his history and enjoys his job. I only wish it was longer. I like the dark history of these old cities, because that's who people are at the core a great deal of time.Stacey 5
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With a history teeming with maraudering pirates, bloody battles, salacious vice and sin, Charleston is a city with a very dark past. On our Charleston Ghost Tours, we'll take you on a trip into the Holy City's not-so-holy past, introducing you to the ghosts which still haunt Charleston today.
Here at Ghost City of Charleston we offer 2 very different ghost tours. Not only are the tours different than each other, they're very different than anything that the other Ghost Tour Companies in Charleston offer. All of our tours take place in Charleston's Histric District, rarely wondering more than 10 minutes away from any of the more popular Hotels. Whether you're looking for something to do while visiting Charleston with your friends, family, or you lived here your whole life - our Ghost tours will certainly open up your eyes to a new way of viewing the historic district of Charleston.
Our Tour Guides are the best Tour Guides in Charleston. You'll enjoy watching our Guides bring our haunted history to life as you hear about the hauntings and ghosts in Charleston. Always friendly and eager to answer questions, our Guides are well liked by our guests and very experienced.
Ghost City began operating tours in 2012, and before long, we became the Best Ghost Tour Company in the Country. Our dedication to quality and authenticity has not only set us apart from the rest but made us the leader in the industry.
Ghost City operates a full Guest Services office, open from 7 am - 11:30 pm, seven days a week. We're here to help.
We've been Charleston's #1 Ghost Tour Company since 2016. Over 100,000 guests have picked Ghost City.
We employ and support Veterans from all Branches - We thank you for your service and are proud to offer you a discount!
In the rare circumstances where someone isn't 100% satisfied, we'll do what we need to do to make it right.
The best Tour Guides want to work with Ghost City. You won't find better tour guides in any of our cities.
We're not just a Ghost Tour company - we're a team of people who love ghost hunting and exploring the paranormal.
Ghost City Tours has spent many years researching the ghost stories and haunted locations in and around Charleston. In addition, we've also spent many dark nights performing our own Ghost Hunts at some of the more famous locations in Charleston. This means that when you choose Ghost City Tours you hear the true story of the ghosts and hauntings in Charleston. You'll also hear about the history of Charleston and our local legends and folklore.
We like pushing the envelope, offering tourists and locals alike a chance to join our Guides and journey into areas of Charleston which are not on the popular routes through town. Many of them are featured on television shows like Ghost Adventures or Ghost Hunters.
Perhaps the most historically significant building in Charleston, the Old Exchange has been rumored to be haunted for hundreds of years. We can assure you that it is.
You'll hear the stories of American Patriots who gave their lives for their country. You'll be inspired, and slightly spooked, when you hear about the happening of the Old Exchange and Provost DungeonLearn More about the Haunted Exchange
While Charleston is known as the Holy City, not all of her history has been so clean and moral. Chalmer's Street was once home to numerous brothels and other seedy establishments.
Luckily for us, most of those locations left behind the ghosts of the people who were involved with those dark deeds. We'll often make a stop on Chalmer's Street so that you can hear about the less 'Holy' side of Charleston.
It seems like every old city has at least one haunted theatre - and Charleston is no different. For decades, rumors of ghosts and other paranormal activity have been coming from the Dock Street Theatre.
During the day you may catch a show but at night the theatre comes alive with a different kind of performance. That is when the ghosts come out and interact with the living.Learn More about the haunted Dock Street Theatre
The Powder Magazine, while not a big building, has played a big part in the history of Charleston. As with many of the oldest buildings in Charleson, the Powder Magazine seems to be home to more than a few ghosts.
When you purchase tickets for our Ghost tours in Charleston you'll also receive free admission into the Powder Magazine. Feel free to come back during the day and tour this historic, and haunted building.Learn More about the Ghosts of the Powder Magazine
We understand that you may have some questions about our Ghost Tours in Charleston - and you don't want to call. Below you can find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we get about our tours.
Are these walking tours?
ALL of our Ghost Tours are Walking Tours. You do have other options, such as Horse-Drawn Carriage Ghost Tours. To FEEL the energy which our ghosts give off, you have to be in the actual places where the haunting takes place. Imagine walking through a haunted alley with all of the lights out, or standing on what was once a battlefield. Are you already feeling the tingles up your spine?
Can I buy tickets for your Ghost Tours through Groupon?
Ghost City has never sold Groupon vouchers - and we never will. There are companies which offer their tickets for sale on Groupon. And if you're not worried about the quality of the tour you're getting - you can certainly spend some time on Groupon or Living Social and find tickets.
We know that our experiences are of the highest quality, with thousands of 5-star reviews from tourists and locals who have enjoyed them. Also, we often sell out - especially on the weekends and on Holidays. There is simply no reason why we'd sell our tours on Groupon.
Is this a Ghost Tour where we go into Haunted Places?
Some locations allow us to come in; most don't. Many of the locations that you'll be visiting are private residences. Obviously the residents would not be happy about us coming into their homes. Therefore we do not go into most of the locations we visit.
Once I purchase tickets, can I get a refund?
All ticket sales are final. Like any other performance, and yes, our Tours are performances, we can only admit a limited number of people. Therefore, we cannot give you a refund should you decide not to attend.
However, we're not a bunch of unreasonable monsters. We allow our guests to reschedule their tickets to another date or time, as long as you do it at least 12 hours in advance.
For your family ghost tours, what is the age of a child?
When it comes to buying tickets for our tours, the following classes of tickets are based on age.
Keep in mind, some of our tours are simply for ages 16+ or 21+ only. For those tours there is only one ticket type you can choose from.
What days of the week are your Ghost Tours available for?
Our Charleston Ghost Tours run 7 days per week. In addition, we often open up additional time slots for our tours as the original time sells out. If you want to book a tour Ghost City Tours will ensure that we are able to fit you in a tour. We still advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as you know which tour you want to take.