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

Charleston, United States

From HK$280.97

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Uncover Charleston’s darkest secrets on an evening ghost and cemetery tour. Stroll through the atmospheric heart of the old city while an entertaining local guide regales you with tales of the dark deeds, restless spirits and supernatural phenomena that make Charleston one of the most haunted cities in America. Get exclusive after-hour access to the famous Unitarian Church Graveyard, where an overgrown southern garden surrounds historic plots said to be haunted by wandering ghosts.
  • Haunted history tour of Charleston
  • Stroll through the city's historic heart
  • Hear captivating historical and supernatural tales from an entertaining guide
  • Listen to stories from 'The Ghosts of Charleston' by Julian Buxton
  • Get exclusive after-hours access to the famously haunted Unitarian Church Graveyard
  • Choose from an early or late evening departure
  • Led by professional local storytellers

What's Included

  • 90-minute Ghosts of Charleston Walking Tour
  • Professional and Licensed Tour Guide
  • Exclusive access to the historic Unitarian Church Graveyard
  • Hear tales of hauntings & supernatural events from the best-selling book, The Ghosts of Charleston.
  • Gratuities
  • No public restroom so please plan accordingly.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Buxton Books
    160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    Departure Point: Tour Charleston Headquarters (inside Buxton Books) Address: 160 King Street Charleston, SC 29401

End point

  • Unitarian Church in Charleston
    4 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    This tour culminates in the 1772 Unitarian Church Graveyard--just across the street from where you started. Your guide will be happy to direct you back to your hotel, or wherever you plan to explore next.

What To Expect

Discover the apparitions and legends that lurk among Charleston’s warm southern breezes and beneath swinging live oak trees. Choose from an early or late evening tour, and meet your storytelling guide near the city center. Cross over into the historic old town for a walk past the buildings, squares and landmarks that hold the keys to the city's past. Enjoy commanding views of the harbor, and hear about famous former residents and the restless spirits they left behind.

Explore one of Charleston’s haunted highlights with exclusive nighttime access to the historic Unitarian Church Graveyard. Enter the churchyard gates and stroll among tombs and vaults overgrown with lush southern foliage and hanging moss while your guide shares tales of the most tragic and intriguing figures buried here. Learn about the illnesses, accidents and mysteries that brought graveyard inhabitants to their final resting place, and keep an eye out for wandering figures moving in the moonlight!

Tour Charleston (Pass By)

Unitarian Church in Charleston

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Buxton Books

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Michael's Church (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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1,708 reviews
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The guide, Simon, was a...
Josh_K, May 2023
The guide, Simon, was a wonderful storyteller and really gets into the tour. Made it a fantastic experience
Great time just wish I could have done it again.
Nancy_S, May 2023
Hearing the stories from our guide. He did a great and made you feel like you might just see something.
Great Tour For First Time Charleston Visitors
Charolette_H, May 2023
We had a wonderful experience with our tour which was guided by Mark. Mark did a wonderful job walking our group safely around the city. I loved how Mark opened the tour with a story about his father and ended the tour with a story about his father. That story was very interesting and touching. Thank you very much Mark!
Lisa_D, May 2023
Mark was so interesting and a great tour guide. We had a time for 830 but they let us go at the 730 walk. Great weather and great stories.
Great way to spend the evening
Grace_M, May 2023
Simon was such an amazing tour guide. He was such a great storyteller and really grabbed our attention. It was such a fun way to spend the evening!
1 traveler found this review helpful
There is no there ... there.
Kurt_H, May 2023
Good guide and actor. He was well spoken and personable. The tour lacked substance, low / no history, only passing reference to hauntings. Really just a dud of a tour.
Loved the Unitarian...
Elizabeth_K, May 2023
Loved the Unitarian graveyard part. I don't like the way that I paid for the whole thing. Sneaky and not right.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Ronald_R, May 2023
Lots of walking without waiting on group. Not logical progression of sites, nothing to see I can't see myself. No water to buy at store. Blurry pictures of moving light are not ghosts
Our tour guide was...
Stacey_S, May 2023
Our tour guide was exceptional! There are a lot of ghost tours in Charleston and we were so glad we went through this company. Our guide was a great presenter, informative, and adapted well to our group! We also bought the book of the ghost stories from the book store and can’t wait to read it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Jeannette_D, May 2023
Seemed we walked in circles . Poor story telling skills and uninteresting as a result . The Unitarian church ch was the most interesting part of the walk.
Simon was excellent. He’s...
Nikola_M, May 2023
Simon was excellent. He’s knowledgeable, informative and very attentive. I liked this tour and highly recommended it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun haunted tour
Monica_A, May 2023
Simon was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. We enjoyed taking this tour with him. Got to learn about Charleston with a twist of haunted history
1 traveler found this review helpful
We went for a...
Lizeth_A, Apr 2023
We went for a bachelorette party. Our group enjoyed this tour, specially going to the commentary at night and learning about the history of Charleston.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We love Brian and Charleston!
Melissa_K, Apr 2023
Our tour guide, Brian, was hilarious! And so kind. He was knowledgeable, quick paced, and a great story teller! Our group had a great experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great time
Amy_S, Apr 2023
We had a wonderful tour guide! He was well informed and very entertaining. We had a great time! We especially enjoyed the the church graveyard experience. The information shared at that site was very interesting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Mark was a great...
Casey_F, Apr 2023
Mark was a great historian! He is very kind and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed this experience. Would recommend Mark!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Take this tour
Thomas_D, Apr 2023
Joe are guide was the best one we have had in two. Years in Charleston. He made the experience incredible. We had a fabulous time. Any family or friends who come into town we will take them on this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Interesting and fun
Lisa_Q, Apr 2023
Mark was an amazing guide full of knowledge and a great storyteller. It didn’t hurt that we had most amazing weather the evening of the tour but I would highly recommend booking Mark for anyone that wants to have a little fun.
1 traveler found this review helpful
For a first time visitor...
Travis_R, Apr 2023
For a first time visitor of Charleston, this Ghost tour was Great! Educational and with picturesque historic sites. Kyle was excellent. Would recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful night in graveyard
Robin_F, Apr 2023
Awesome ghost tour. Simon is a magnificent storyteller. Such a wealth of knowledge and enlightened spirit. I definitely appreciated the Unitarian Church graveyard element. Showed us pictures to back up stories. I’m a believer. Thank you!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful


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