Private Charleston Ghost Tour


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Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, City, After Dark


Kid Friendly: Yes. If you have children, please let me know the ages, so I can customize the tour content to make it appropriate. Remember, this is a ghost tour, and young children could get "spooked."

Friendly: Yes.
My normal route does include a cobblestone alley that can be difficult to navigate with wheelchairs and mobility scooters. However, I am happy to customize the route to meet your needs and make it accessible.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Discover why Charleston is known as one of America's most haunted cities.

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. " Hamlet, 1. 5

On this 90-minute, walking tour, I share the stories that have made Charleston known as one of America's most haunted cities. From the slave, who saved St. Philips Church from burning and the "Whistling Doctor" to Edgar Allen Poe's Annabelle Lee and a headless soldier, Charleston's ghost tales will, in turn, scare you, touch you, and even make you laugh. Above all, they will entertain you.

This is not a "ghost-hunting" experience. It is an historically based tour. While some of our past guests have encountered some unusual things and taken some unexplainable photos, I cannot, of course, guarantee that you will have a paranormal experience. What I can guarantee is a tour filled with entertaining stories about Charleston's past (and perhaps still present) residents.

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The tour takes place within Charleston's historic district. I do go rain or shine. However, if there is hazardous weather that forces the cancellation of the tour, I will do my best to reschedule it based on your plans. If we cannot reschedule, we will ask Tours by Locals to refund your purchase.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: We will determine the best starting and ending points based on your plans before and after the tour.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 1 hour 30 min.


This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: 90-minute walking tour within Charleston's historic district.

What’s Extra

Other: If you have more than 4 people in your group, please message me for a customized link.

A Recent Review of this tour

Best historic "dark side" walking tour! Eric's exceptional wealth of knowledge of the history of the families and homes of Charleston was incredible. My 15 year old son and his friend were enthralled with his stories. The evening weather was perfect - a little cool and a little dark in alleys, which added to the aura of a night walk around the City listening to Eric's suspenseful stories of the hauntings and gruesome happenings of Charleston.
Lauri McKenna

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