Charleston's highest rated Ghost Tours

Charleston Ghost Tours from Ghost City Tours®

COVID-19 Update

Until June 1st 2020, Charleston has closed down all tours. This means that you can purchase tickets for our tours for June 1st and beyond.

If you have purchased tickets for dates between now and June 1st, we will be reaching out to you to see if you'd like to reschedule, receive a raincheck, or a refund.

Read more about how Ghost City is dealing with the COVID Crisis here.

Join Ghost City Tours on our unique Ghost Tours in Charleston

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

5-star Ghost Tours

99% of guests give us the highest rating possible on review websites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and more.

Trusted by the best

Charleston's best Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts trust Ghost City Tours with their guests.

Free Reschedule

Buy your tickets knowing you can reschedule for free if your plans change.

A view of Charleston's haunted watefront, one of the stops on this Ghost Tour.
Nightly at 8 pm

Our All Ages Ghost Tour

The Ghosts of Liberty Tour

9pm | 90 Minutes All Ages Pet-Friendly

Rated:

  • The Ghosts of Libery Tour takes you on a journey to meet the Patriots who helped make America the country it is today. You'll visit the locations where their ghosts haunt and hear their amazing stories
  • The Ghosts of Liberty Tour is Charleston's #1 Family Ghost Tour
  • This Ghost Tour is perfect for guests of all ages, including families and children
  • Learn about Charleston's Haunted History and Paranormal Activity
  • Visit Charleston's most haunted locations including many featured on TV Shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures
  • You may have heard that Pirates (real ones) frequented Charleston. You'll hear their stories while you stand where they once caused chaos.
  • Reschedule your tour for free if your plans change
One of the haunted Alleyways you'll visit on this Ghost Tour
Nightly at 10 pm

Charleston's ONLY Adults only Ghost Tour

The Death and Depravity Ghost Tour

10 pm | 90 Minutes Ages 16+ Only Pet-Friendly

Rated:

  • The Death and Depravity Tour is designed for mature audiences who are not turned off by hearing about some of the most gruesome hauntings in Charleston
  • The Death and Depravity Ghost Tour combines elements of the occult, ghosts, demons, voodoo, and more!
  • This tours contains mature language and themes
  • An exciting journey into Charleston's macabre haunted history
  • Reschedule your tour for free if your plans change
One of the haunted cemeteries we visit on our Group Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours for Groups

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.

Learn more about our Group Ghost Tours in Charleston

When it comes to ghosts and hauntings, the city of Charleston sits at the front of the pack. It's been called "the most Haunted City in America" --and for good reason.

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.

  • Do you think a ghost tour isn't for you? WRONG! Whether you're a believer, a skeptic, or someone in between, you'll be entertained on our Paranormal Experiences.
  • Looking for something fun to do while in town? Our Ghost Tours are World-Famous for a reason! People just like you LOVE joining our guides for a night of haunted fun.
  • Ghost City offers Charleston's best family-friendly and adults only ghost tour. Do you have the kids with you? Maybe you want a tour experience designed for just the adults? Ghost City has it all.
The highest quality tour company

Why should you choose Ghost City?

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.

Our Guest Services

Ghost City operates a full Guest Services office, open from 9 am-midnight, seven days a week. We're here to help.

Exceptional Quality

We've been Charleston's #1 Ghost Tour Company since 2016. Over 100,000 guests have picked Ghost City.

Military Discounts

We employ and support Veterans from all Branches - We thank you for your service and are proud to offer you a discount!

We stand by our Tours

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

The best Tour Guides want to work with Ghost City. You won't find better tour guides in any of our cities.

Paranormal Enthusiasts

We're not just a Ghost Tour company - we're a team of people who love ghost hunting and exploring the paranormal.

We'll take you to the Most Haunted Places in Charleston

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.

The Old Exchange Builing, one of the haunted buildings on our Ghost Tours

The Haunted Exchange and Dungeon

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 Dungeon

Learn More about the Haunted Exchange
The Hauntings on Chalmer's Street

Chalmer's Street

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.

A haunted theatre on some of our Ghost Tours in Charleston

The Dock Street Theatre

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, one of Charleston's haunted locations

The Haunted Powder Magazine

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

  • Walking Tours allow you to immerse yourself in the stories we tell.
  • Walking is good for you, and it is a great way to walk off that amazing dinner you just had!
  • You're not crammed into a horse cart, almost certainly squished in next to someone you'd rather not be squished up against.

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.

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.

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.

When it comes to buying tickets for our tours, the following classes of tickets are based on age.

  • Ages 0-5: We do not charge anything for anyone 5 or under. They get to attend our tours for free!
  • Ages 6-11: This is considered a child ticket as defined by the city of Charleston.
  • Ages 12+: This age range is considered an adult ticket.

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.

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.

Purchasing tickets for our Ghost Tours

You can purchase your tickets online, or by phone. In either case, you'll receive your tickets immediately via email. You must buy your tickets in advance.