Haunted Jail Tour of Charleston


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The coupon will be valid for 12 months from the purchase date.

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What you will do

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Old City Jail, which housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals, 19th-century pirates, and Civil War prisoners. Located on Magazine Street downtown, the Old City Jail was in operation from 1802 until 1939, and most of the building’s original structures — like the cells and warden’s quarters — remain intact.

The Haunted Jail Tour takes you through the cells, hallways, and into the places where Charleston’s worst criminals lived and died. Brace yourself as you hear stories like the legend of Lavinia and John Fisher, hotel owners from the 1800s who supposedly poisoned their guests. Featured on such shows as Ghost Adventures, the story goes that Lavinia’s ghost still, very audibly, haunts the premises.

By far one of our most popular Charleston ghost tours, this is quite possibly the scariest place you will ever go — no joke. Open often to the public for arts events, the jail even gives locals an eerie chill down the spine as soon as one steps foot into the space. Visitors go as far to say they’ve seen objects move or even disappear, while others hear voices, the slamming of doors, or chains as they’re allegedly dragged against the floor of the jail.

The experience is NOT recommended for small children — or men who cry easily.

Still game? Good.



45 minutes

Activitiy Location

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Pick-up point

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Provided by

Bulldog Tours

Bulldog Walking Tours was founded in 2001 in effort to raise money for the preservation of The Old Exchange, one of our country’s most historical buildings. To date, we have raised over $1.7M (that’s $1,700,000) for The Old Exchange, Old City Jail, Charleston’s oldest graveyard, and various other historical landmarks.

In addition to our ghost walking tours, we also offer The Charleston Stroll, a wonderful overview to Charleston’s history, homes, churches, & gardens, as well as the Culinary Tours of Charleston which highlight the local restaurants, cuisine, & culinary landmarks.


Terms & Conditions

  • The coupon will be valid for 12 months from the purchase date.
  • General cancellation policy applies.
  • This coupon is under general terms and conditions.

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