Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

1.5 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $23 Per Adult / $14 Per Child

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

1.5 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $23 Per Adult / $14 Per Child

Choose your date


Choose an available time

Adult (Ages 13+)

Child (Ages 7-12)

    For Groups of 20 or more, please contact our GoTo Crew.


      JavaScript is required to complete booking

      Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

      Charleston, South Carolina, USA
      From (USD) $23 Per Adult / $14 Per Child
      • Circular Congregational Church Graveyard: While other tours stick to the sidewalk, you will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to go beyond the gates and venture inside Holy City’s oldest graveyard after dark.
      • Final resting places: Come dig into the city’s storied past. Wind your way through sculptures of sacred crosses and grieving angels to read unique headstones illuminated only by flashlight.
      • Famous and infamous: Hear the spooky tales behind the Charlestonians who are laid to rest here. Some died in duels, others suffered bizarre accidents, and some still haunt the graves by night.
      • Ghost stories: Learn about resident spirits like Sue Howard, who died in 1888, yet still grieves nightly at the tomb of her stillborn child. Your tour guide even has a picture to prove it.
      About This Charleston Tour

      Do you have a grave interest in haunted cemeteries? Can you feel the cobbled streets of Charleston take on a new life as night falls and the shadows shift around you? You've come to the right place. The graveyards of Charleston are full of tragic tales and trapped spirits. Join us as we unearth supernatural phenomena dating back hundreds of years.

      This adventure will take you where others fear to tread. Follow your GoBe guide inside the graveyard of Circular Congregational Church, likely the oldest English burial ground still in existence in Charleston. Drink in a night of history and intrigue as you step across elaborate graves and read elegant headstone inscriptions. Listen to tales of the great loves and losses that have led to Charleston's legendary spiritual activity.

      Get to know the particular ghosts that haunt this space, including rebel warrior John C. Calhoun, who has been dancing in the streets with his wife for more than 150 years. Then imagine the gripping fear of waking up six feet under, as your guide recounts gruesome tales of Charleston's questionable medical practices, and patients mistakenly buried alive.

      Enjoy this up-close look into the resting places of Charleston's most illustrious and interesting personalities. Before you leave the tree-shrouded gravesites behind, you'll get some interesting and eyebrow-raising cemetery lore, as your guide explains the rumored origins of well-known sayings like "saved by the bell" and "graveyard shift." For a chance to capture proof of spirit activity, be sure to bring a flash camera. You never know what you'll encounter in the dark.

      What lies beneath

      According to Frank Karpiel, an educator, historian, and author of the book Charleston's Historic Cemeteries, more than 100,000 human remains are still buried under the houses and businesses of Charleston. All public burial grounds from the 17th to the 19th century were built over, most without removing the remains. Sound like the plot from a horror movie? In Charleston, it's the dead truth.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear light clothing Wear light clothing
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

      100 countries, 915 cities… limitless possibilities


      All our tours are offered by expert local guides & operators


      Head off the beaten path with our unique tours & activities


      You can rely on our team of travel industry experts

      General disclaimer

      Your order is subject to TourTrek's Booking Ticket Agreement, including all TourTrek and GoBe policies incorporated therein.

      Have you been on this experience?

      Write a Review

      Fields marked are required.

      Please enter your review.


      Looking for other experiences in Walking Tours?