The pirates of Charleston and the Carolinas
Explore about Charleston's piratical past on a tour that begins in one of Charleston's oldest buildings, the National Historic Landmark Powder Magazine. Appearances on Travel Channel, A&E, Lifetime, and ETV.
In authentic costume & accompanied by Capt. Bob, the parrot, Eric Lavender shares stories of the pirates who plundered, partied, and perished in Charles Towne. Eric brings Charleston's Golden Age of Piracy to life with stories of Blackbeard's siege of the city, the capture and execution of Stede Bonnet and other pirates, the romance between Calico Jack and Anne Bonny, and much more!
Appearances on Travel Channel, PBS, National Public Radio, A&E, Syfy, and Lifetime. 5 stars on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google, and Facebook.
This is a walking tour that covers much of are the area included in the original walled city of Charles Towne including the waterfront.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet and begin the tour at the Powder Magazine Museum at 79 Cumberland St. in downtown Charleston.
I'll be easy to spot, since I'll most likely be the only heavily armed pirate in the area.
End location: The ends at the Old Exchange Building at 122 East Bay St.
Duration: 2 hours
This is a walking tour that covers about 1 mile.
2-hour walking tour that focuses on Charleston's pirate history, admission to the Powder Magazine Museum.
If you have more than 4 people in your group, please message me for a customized tour.
During warm weather, we suggest you bring sunscreen and a bottle of water.
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Great tour- thanks Eric!