With Halloween right around the corner, there are plenty of spooky things to do in the Lowcountry. Charleston is notorious for being one of the most mysterious and haunted cities in the nation, so it comes to no surprise that we offer a plethora of hair-raising things to do. With that being said, many non-living souls wander around Charleston and are very much a part of the city just as the living are. Start marking your calendars and purchase your tickets for the following local activities!
Charleston Harbor Tours Combo Tour
At a discounted price, you will get to experience a Charleston Harbor Tour aboard the Carolina Belle and a choice of either the Ghost and Graveyard Tour, The Haunted Jail Tour or Charleston Strolls Walking Tour. On the first leg of this tour, you’ll climb aboard the Carolina Belle and cruise around the harbor and learn more about the city of Charleston. While aboard you will be able to get a great glimpse of the Ravenel bridge, Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, Cooper Rivers bridges and so much more! Pair your combo tour with a Ghost and Graveyard Tour, Haunted Jail Tour or a Charleston Strolls Walking Tours.
Ghost and Graveyard Tour
You’ll get an exclusive opportunity to walk inside the gates of one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards after dark. When all the other walking tours are looking in through the wrought iron fence, you’ll be on the inside. Explore the graveyard’s dark corners, closely inspect the headstones to see what you might learn, and take a moment to step across the graves, if you dare. Learn about the history of Charleston’s graveyards and hear the stories of the famous individuals who found their final resting place in the Holy City. You’ve heard the spooky Charleston ghost stories. Now experience them on this up close and personal tour that takes you where others won’t dare go. Graveyards – full of history, intrigue, and tales of love and loss.
Haunted Jail Tour
Take advantage of Charleston Harbor Tours combo tour and get a behind the scenes look at The Old City Jail, which housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals, 19th-century pirates and Civil War prisoners. The Old City Jail was in operation from 1802 until 1939 and most of the building’s original structures remain intact including the cells and warden’s quarters. The Haunted Jail Tour takes you through the cells, hallways and into the places where Charleston’s worst criminals lived and died. This is one of our most popular Charleston ghost tours. For a combo tour, book online or call 843-722-1112.
Charleston Strolls Walking Tour
Tour where carriages and motorcoaches are not allowed as you take a fascinating stroll with stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history and colorful past. This two-hour tour through America’s most charming historic district is sure to be the highlight of your visit. Come explore the historic Battery with a native Charlestonian guide. Meander through back alleyways and cobblestone streets, and stroll along the prestigious Battery, reveling in the city of Charleston’s amazing beauty and historic traditions. There is something for everyone to enjoy on this popular Charleston historic tour. Book a combo tour with Charleston Harbor Tours online or call 843-722-1112.
You may know Poogan’s Porch to be one of the go-to places to eat in Charleston, but did you know the history behind it? Back around 1900, Zoe St. Amand and her sister, Elizabeth lived in the Poogan’s Porch house. Sadly, Elizabeth died in 1945 and Zoe became very isolated and depressed, she was later sent to St. Francis Hospital where she spent her final days. Today, Zoe lingers around Poogan’s Porch and many have reported sightings of her in the house and a good amount of diners have been seen running out of the restaurant. We encourage you to have a meal at Poogan’s and make sure to say hi to Zoe on your way in, she might just join you for dinner! Make a reservation today by calling 843-577-2337.
The Battery Carriage House Inn
One of the most haunted houses in Charleston, the Battery Carriage House Inn is known for having a few guests and I am not talking about the living. Many of the visitors have spotted and had a few encounters with the spirits in the house. One of the most famous of the spirits is the “gentleman ghost” or a headless torso that allows you to share the room with him. The inn is on 20 S. Battery St., which is located in an area that was constantly used by the military when the blockage of Charleston took place. You are more than welcome to stay at the Battery Carriage House Inn, but just remember that someone might be knocking on your door to join you during your stay. You can contact the inn through their website or call them at 843-727-3100. Sleep tight!
Whether you’d like to take a combo tour through the Old City Jail or walk through a haunting Ghost and Graveyard Tour, we have plenty of unnerving activities for you. Contact us through our website or call us at 843-722-112 for more information.