During October and November, the weather begins to cool down and Charlestonians flock to the local fall festivities. In the Holy City, there is no shortage of fall celebrations for adults and children. Looking for a spooky night? Check out a ghost tour on the Charleston harbor or tour the haunted old city jail located downtown. Boone Hall’s four terrifying Halloween attractions are sure to scare even the most seasoned horror enthusiasts. For small children, attend Magnolia Plantation’s Family Fright Nights or Boone Hall’s pumpkin patch. The haunted Holy City of Charleston has plenty to offer.
Ghost tour on the harbor
This year, Charleston Harbor Tours are taking guests on a spooky cruise of the Charleston Harbor. Get ready to raise the sails and listen to chilling tales of Charleston’s ghosts and ghouls. The Holy City’s rich history comes to life aboard the Schooner Pride. Don’t miss a night of chills and thrills on the dark and mysterious waters of the Charleston harbor.
Tour haunted jails and graveyards
Charleston’s Civil War history means that the city is full of haunted houses and graveyards. Book a chilling ghost walking tour with an experienced guide from Bulldog Tours. For double the thrills, check out their notorious haunted jail tour. Charleston’s haunted Old City Jail was featured on Ghost Hunters and on an episode of The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. The eerie prison once held murderers, 19th-century pirates, and Civil War prisoners.
Boone Hall fright nights
Boone Hall’s famous annual fright nights feature the terrifying Cemetery of Lost Souls, The Crypt, Wicked Woods Haunted Hayride, and The Gateway. Zombies and other undead monsters are rumored to roam the spooky trails and haunted houses. Boone Hall’s thrilling Halloween horrors aren’t for children or easily frightened adults!
Beginning on October 20, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens hosts Family Fright Nights for an enjoying Halloween evening. You and your kids will love the haunted train rides, a tour of the Mad Scientist Lab, a hay-bale maze, pony rides, and festive crafts. Get the whole family dressed up for their popular costume contest!
Pick your own pumpkins
Looking for safer, fun Halloween events for your kids? Boone Hall hosts a number of family-friendly autumnal activities, including a pumpkin patch and a corn maze. The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch is an exciting fall festival with the opportunity to pick your own spectacular pumpkins and for your kids to enjoy a petting zoo, hayrides, and a rock climbing wall.