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Charleston Ghost Tours – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect

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Charleston is considered one of the most haunted cities. When you’re touring this iconic city, don’t miss out on ghost tours.

From walking tours to guided tours and horse and carriage tours, the city hosts a variety of tours to present its tales of terror and bloodshed.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for Charleston Ghost Tours.

What to expect

Hear the creepy tales of Charleston’s most haunted locations like churches, bars, and graveyards, and pass through streets with several spirits lingering at every corner. 

Venture to the Powder Magazine, Washington Park, Unitarian Church Graveyard, French Quarter, and St Philip’s Church.

No doubt the tours are a little scary, but it is a fun experience, and kids will enjoy it too. 

The tour guides possess immense knowledge and skill and narrate stories as if giving a theatrical performance. 

The moment they sense the tension and fear bubble building up, they poke it with a needle bursting you with laughter. 

Some tours offer the booze option but at the participant’s own expense, while some give you the comfort of experiencing the tour on a horse carriage and catamaran.

Tickets Ticket Cost
Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard US$35
Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston US$50
Charleston’s Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour US$28
Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour US$40
Charleston Haunted Booze and Boos Tour US$40
Charleston Ghosts of Liberty Guided Walking Tour US$25
Supernatural Charleston Tour US$33
Narrated Haunted Ghost Cruise of Charleston Harbor US$40
Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Night-Time Walking Tour with Entry to Provost Dungeon US$40
The Death and Depravity Ghost Tour in Charleston US$35
Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience US$79
Charleston Boo Hag & Brews Walking Ghost and Bar Tour US$35
Charleston Dark History and Ghost Tour US$25
Charleston Pirates and Ghosts Tour US$35
The ORIGINAL Ghostwalk of Charleston US$34

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Where to book tickets

Tickets for Charleston Ghost Tours are available online and at the operator’s ticket counters.  

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the counters.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters.

Because some tours sell a limited number of tickets, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointment.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Ghost Tours Charleston booking page, select the number of tickets, date, and time slot, and click the Book Now button!

Upon payment, the tickets will be emailed to you.

You don’t need to bring any printouts.

On the day of your tour, show the smartphone ticket to the tour guide, and you’re all ready to go!

Cost of Charleston Ghost Tours

The cost of tickets for Ghost Tours Charleston is dependent on the type of ghost tour one selects. 

The tickets for the Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard are priced at US$35 for all adults aged between 16 to 64 years. 

Seniors over 65 years pay US$32 for the tour, while children up to 12 years pay only US$28. 

The Charleston Haunted Booze and Boos Tour tickets cost US$40 for all participants aged 21 years and above. 

Tickets for Charleston Ghost Tours

The city of Charleston offers several ghost tours, each offering a unique and incredible experience. 

This leaves you with so many tour options to choose from, and you can pick any based on the kind of experience you’re seeking, your budget, and the timings that suit you the best. 

Some ghost tour options are – graveyard tours, horse and carriage tours, booze and boos tours, pirate ghost tours, and many more!

Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard
Image: Visit-Historic-Charleston.com

Time to stroll through the haunted streets of Charleston, the home of restless spirits. 

Hear stories from tour guides, including the most famous ones like ‘The Ghosts of Charleston’ by Julian Buxton.

Receive exclusive late-night access to Unitarian Church Graveyard, where an unkempt southern garden envelops ancient graves, and watch for the ghosts and spirits once you enter this site.

Many tourists have reported having seen or heard ghosts talking. 

The tour starts at Buxton Books, and as you move ahead, you’ll pass by historic St. Michael’s Church. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13 to 64 years): US$35
Senior Ticket (65+ years): US$32
Youth Ticket (up to 12 years): US$26

Recommended Reading: Charleston Walking Ghost Tour

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston
Image: OldSouthCarriage.com

Jump into a vintage horse and carriage ride, make your way through the cobbled and twisted streets of Charleston, and catch sights of ghastly graveyards, hotels, churches, and more sites!

Unlike walking tours which can be long, tiring, and time-consuming, horse and carriage tours offer you more comfort and last for less duration.

The experience you get is phenomenal, as this is more of a haunted cum historical tour. 

Keep your ears out for the spookiest and most deadly stories the tour guides share. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (12+ years): US$50
Child Ticket (4 to 11 years): US$40

Charleston’s Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

Charleston's Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour
Image: OldCharlestonTours.com

The Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour was started by Mike Brown, considered Charleston’s best ghost tour guide. 

Mike has been praised for his skills and talent on various American radio and TV programs. Hence this tour shouldn’t fall off your priority list.

Walk past Poogan’s Porch, a restaurant that has reported ghost sightings many times, then see Charleston Library Society and learn about ‘Blood Book.’

Trot to Philadelphia Alley, dubbed ‘Blood Alley’ of Charleston, and spot the famous St. Michael’s Church. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (15+ years): US$28
Child Ticket (6 to 14 years): US$15

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour
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Ever wondered what’s inside the graveyard? Do the buried bodies really turn into ghosts? 

Then you should probably book your tickets for this graveyard nighttime tour accompanied by a professional tour guide. 

On most ghost tours, you watch the spooky sites from outside and hence do not get the wholesome experience one seeks. 

But the graveyard tour takes you directly inside Circular Congregational Church Graveyard and gives you first-hand experience making your tour more interesting and exciting. 

Hear bone-chilling tales of the Great Nullifier, renowned rebel warrior John C. Calhoun, and Sue Howard’s ghost, a mother who prays at the grave of her deceased child from the afterlife.

Learn the origin of terms like ‘saved by the bell’ and ‘graveyard shift.’ 

Get to know about the history of famous people who found a resting place in the Holy City and dig in deep to find out more about the dark past of the French Quarter, Powder Magazine, and St. Philip’s Church.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$40
Child Ticket (4 to 12 years): US$30
Infant Ticket (up to 3 years): Free

Charleston Haunted Booze and Boos Tour

Charleston Haunted Booze and Boos Tour
Image: NightlySpirits.com

Embark on an eerie tour of Booze and Boos winding through places like Powder Magazine, Charleston City Market, Washington Square, and more.

Your first stop is a historic bar where you can buy drinks for yourself and then, along with your guide, taste the terrifying stories of Charleston. 

So book your ticket and walk and sip cocktails (at your own expense) and keep hearing and interacting with your tour guide.

Ticket Cost (21+ years): US$40

Charleston Ghosts of Liberty Guided Walking Tour

Charleston Ghosts of Liberty Guided Walking Tour
Image: GhostCityTours.com

Learn about American freedom history in a unique way on Liberty Guided Walking Tour. 

Walk along Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon and get to know about the men and women who laid down their lives to secure independence for the country.

Even your kids will love this tour as they remove the lid off the history. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (12+ years): US$25
Child Ticket (6 to 11 years): US$10
Infant Ticket (up to 5 years): Free

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Timings

The Charleston Ghost Tour starts in the evening, usually after 6 pm. 

Most tours offer the flexibility to select a time slot. 

Best time to go on ghost tour

The best time to go on the Charleston Ghost Tour is in the evening, after 6 pm. 

You must reach the meeting point of Ghost Tours Charleston at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour, as these tours take place in groups. 

Also, before starting the tour, the live tour guides will be sharing do’s and don’ts about the tour. Hence it’s better to come early.

How long does the tour take

How long does the tour take
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The Charleston Ghost Tour typically lasts about 90 minutes.

But the duration of the tour may vary based on the ghost tour you select. 

For instance, the Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston ends up in 40 minutes.

FAQs about Charleston Ghost Tours

Here are some questions visitors usually ask about the Charleston Ghost Tours.

Where should I book tickets for the Charleston Ghost Tours?

The tickets for ghost tours in Charleston can be purchased online by clicking here

From where does the Charleston Ghost Tours start?

Guests are advised to check the meeting point mentioned on the ticket. 

What should I wear on the Charleston Ghost Tours?

All participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes as the tour demands immense walking. You can carry sunglasses or hats as well.

Will tour guides be present on Charleston Ghost Tour?

Yes! The tour guides will be there with the guests from the start till the end of the tour. 

Is the Charleston Ghost Tour wheelchair/stroller accessible?

Yes! The night walking tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible. 

How many stops will I encounter during the Charleston Ghost Tour?

The number of stops depends on the route the tour guide chooses and the kind of ghost tour you book. 

Can I bring the kids to Charleston Ghost Tour?

Yes! The ghost tours are family-friendly, and you can bring children along. 

Is the Charleston Ghost Tour really very scary?

The ghost tours are more about storytelling which may frighten you a little, but at the same time, they are very informative and entertaining.

Sources
# Thepinch.com
# Tourcharleston.com
# Tripadvisor.in

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