The Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Tour

Bulldog Tours

Zerve Seller: Bulldog
Activity #630

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Description

By booking through Zerve, you will automatically receive the $2 off website discount on adult tickets. This will cancel out the $2 ticket fee charged by Zerve for advance tickets. No further discounts will be applied upon check-in. Please click to “Buy Tickets” to book and receive your discount!

Come explore the Holy City's oldest streets, cemeteries, churches, and its pre-revolutionary dungeon along the dark edges of Charleston's Haunted Historic District.

Our experienced guides will chill you with stories of:
  • Lowcountry superstitions of night time spirits like Plateyes and Boo Hags. Find out how to protect yourself from being followed home or ridden in your sleep.

  • Haunted houses and structures like the South End Brewery where a famous Charlestonian tippler committed suicide after watching his family fortune burn and sink to the bottom of the harbor. Learn what the owners of the brewery had to do for him to save their business...

  • Criminals, pirates, and others, including Revolutionary hero Isaac Hayne played by Mel Gibson in The Patriot. After the British hanged him for treason, he haunted the home of his daughters until December 20, 1860. Find out why he stopped on that fateful day.

  • Charleston's ghosts, poltergeists, and spirits doomed to the realm of mortals.
This is the only Charleston ghost tour giving you exclusive, behind the scenes access to Charleston's Pre-Revolutionary Provost Dungeon, one of America's most historic buildings.

Step into the realm of the supernatural with Bulldog Tours. Along the way, you'll discover haunted and historic Charleston sites only we can show you!

Don't forget your flash camera! You never know what phantasms you might capture...

Meeting Location

18 Anson St (Charleston, SC) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
799 Reviews Rating: 3.5 3.5 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
If you go - get on Lisa's tour
jrs3usc93 Sat, Oct 25  9:00 PM Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
 
I've lived in Charleston since 1987 and know a little bit about the history of the town, but picked this tour because I'd never been in the dungeon at the Old Exchange. Lisa led the tour and she is awesome. Great stories, history and presentation. I highly recommend getting her tour for an entertaining evening that locals & visitors will enjoy.
Rating: 4
Fun history, no ghosts
Jndzaleski Sat, Oct 25  7:00 PM Unspecified Under 20 Local Unspecified
 
Enjoyed the tour, but the drama was laid on a little thick. There is plenty of real life scary stuff that took place in the Holy City without embellishments. The dungeon was the best part; I could imagine being a prisoner there, chained to the wall...no thank you!
Rating: 5
Fun Informative Guide, Excellent Customer Service
Kelcey Fri, Oct 24  7:00 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Our guide was funny, interesting, knowledgeable and very informative. We stopped at several places with great history and beautiful architecture and heard some great stories. It wasn't cheesy, hokey or staged (like a halloween haunted house) but rather, was exactly what it promises to be: a ghost and history tour of the Charleston historic area. And the dungeon is definitely worth seeing! Aside from the tour itself, I can't express enough how grateful I was to the front desk staff when we checked in. As we walked outside to wait for our tour to depart, we immediately noticed four loud, rowdy, obnoxious preteen boys with one family group. It only took a few minutes of listening to them shout at each other to realize how awful the tour could be if we were trying to hear our guide over them. I stepped inside to ask if they were with our tour and the friendly desk assistant checked her lists, made a quick scribble, and said "not anymore!" Being moved to another tour saved our night!
Rating: 3
Be ready for three or four
cynthia11 Sat, Oct 18  9:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Mild stories and a long walk. Work on the dungeon stories and tell more about the actual prisoners.
Rating: 1
Terribly disappointed!!
Florence1234 Sat, Oct 18  7:00 PM Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
 
Disappointed is an understatement. Drove over four hours to do this tour. We left one hour into the tour. Guide was aweful--we walked down main streets and were asked to stand next to the walls during little history trivia bits. The dungeon was interesting, but we were rushed through. Will NOT be back or recommend. Love Charleston though!!
Rating: 5
So much fun!
billphyl17 Sat, Oct 18  7:00 PM Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
 
Our guide Barry was awesome! He kept us engaged and was a great story teller. A great way to learn about Charleston whether you are a local or a visitor. Highly recommended and worth the money!!
Rating: 3
Just ok
BarbaraSchwa Fri, Oct 17  9:00 PM Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
 
Our guide was good but expected more sites
Rating: 3
Not impressed
Caryne Fri, Oct 17  9:00 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
The tour was fine, definitely not worth $20. It was a bit on the boring side.
Rating: 5
Fun Night in Charleston!
msmkresge Wed, Oct 15  9:00 PM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
 
This tour was full of historical facts and fun facts about the city alike!!
Rating: 3
History lesson
Janthony126 Sun, Oct 12  9:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
 
This tour was a good history lesson. I did not expect to see ghosts but was disappointed that the dungeon was not more frightening.
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advanced purchase is strongly recommended, as tours often sell out well in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.
What if it rains?
Tours will go on rain or shine. If there is a hurricane in Charleston at the time of the tour, there is no need to show up. We will be busy boarding up windows or throwing a Hurricane Party. (Seriously though, we run in every kind of weather.)
Are restrooms available?
Unfortunately, there are no designated restroom stops along the tour route.
Are cameras & video recorders allowed on the tours?
YES!! In fact, we highly recommend taking pictures during the tour. We often get pictures of some eerie stuff from our guests – especially from The Dungeon (Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Tour) and the Jail (Haunted Jail Tour)!! We would appreciate you sending anything out of the ordinary to us. You can e-mail us any photos.
Is there an age limit for the tour? Do I have to purchase a ticket for my young child?
You know your children better than we do, so there is no official age limit for the tour. For children ages 7 to 12, you should purchase a reduced price Child ticket. Children ages 6 years and under may attend for free, but you’ll still need to enter the appropriate number of Wee One tickets labeled “Free” when purchasing. All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket, so please make sure your entire party is accounted for in this way.
What is the difference between your tours? Are they appropriate for children?
Each tour goes to a unique location. The Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Tour and The Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Tour are family oriented but if your child screams the entire trip, we do ask you keep that child at least 100 feet from the other guests. And if your child freaks out from hearing ghost stories, it is probably your fault, not ours. The Haunted Jail Tour may be too scary for young children or easily frightened adults. The Darkside of Charleston tour is rated R and not suitable for children because it contains adult content.
Are we gonna see a ghost on the any of the tours?
Maybe. However, there is a minimal charge of $3 per person if we see a ghost. That is, if you stick around to actually PAY the $3!!
Why is The Dark Side of Charleston Rated R?
The Darkside of Charleston is an adult history tour. Topics include brothels, scandals, murder, crime, bootlegging, and prostitution. It is only suitable for people who are at least 17 years old, even if your child has watched an obscene amount of cable TV!
What about ghosts in the Old City Jail?
Let's just say that if you get scared easily, do not take The Haunted Jail Tour!! The Jail is not quite as scary if it is light outside. Perhaps the 7pm depending on the time of the year.
Where does the tour end?
All tours end in the vicinity of the meeting location in Charleston’s Historic Market District.
How much walking is involved?
This tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and covers about 3/4 mile. There are frequent stops along the way and the tour is far from strenuous unless you are grotesquely out of shape, in which case, the walk did you some good. Your doctor and our boss thank you for taking the tour.
Can I buy food or drinks along the way? What about souvenirs?
Unfortunately, because of time constraints, we make only scheduled stops. You may want to bring a bottle of water as it can get fairly warm in Charleston.
Are these tours only for tourists?
Of course not. All Bulldog Tours are chock full of facts and stories even the oldest Charlestonian couldn't tell you. Tourists and locals alike all learn things about Charleston they didn't know before and have a great time in the process.
Are there other ghost tours that go into the Dungeon?
No, The Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Tour is the ONLY tour in town that goes into the Dungeon! Many other tours will walk you by the Dungeon, but we are the only tour that can take you inside.
Is the tour wheelchair- and/or stroller-accessible?
Using a wheelchair or a stroller can be very difficult in Charleston due to 300 year-old cobblestone and slate streets. Also, navigating the graveyards and the uneven dungeon floor can be challenging.
Are there any discounts available?
Customers booking through Zerve will automatically receive a $2 per adult ticket website discount on all adult tickets. This will effectively cancel out the $2 ticket fee charged by Zerve for advanced tickets. Additionally, an extra $1 per adult ticket will automatically be taken off for purchases including 8 or more adult tickets. No further discounts will be applied upon check-in.
Do we guarantee the tours?
Yes, if you are not 100% satisfied with the tour, your money will be refunded.
I have a group of more than 20 people. Will we all be able to attend the tour together?
Unfortunately, Charleston law prohibits us from leading walking tour groups larger than 20 participants. If your group exceeds 20 people, please keep in mind that we will have to split you into smaller groups in accordance with the law.
Are the tours conducted in English only?
Yes. But you don’t need to understand every word out of the tour guide’s mouth to see the historic and supernatural sights.
Can I arrange for a private event?
Yes! A private Bulldog tour can make any occasion more memorable. Please click “Contact Bulldog” to the left of the page to find out more. Advanced notice is required.
Can I buy a gift certificate?
Bulldog Tours does offer gift certificates. To purchase or find out more information, please click “Contact Bulldog”.

Policies

Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, can be rescheduled with 24 hours notice.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded. You may reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) only if you do so at least 24 hours in advance.

Weather Policy

Activity takes place rain or shine.
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability).

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Customers booking through Zerve will automatically receive a $2 per adult ticket website discount on all adult tickets. This will effectively cancel out the $2 ticket fee charged by Zerve for advanced tickets. No further discounts will be applied upon check-in. Please proceed to the next page for a breakdown of your total charges.

Bulldog Tours

Bulldog Tours is the only walking tour company in Charleston that can take you anywhere other than the sidewalks at night! We have EXCLUSIVE, no bars access to the Provost Dungeon.

Conserving America's rich history and landmarks is one of Bulldog Tours' most important commitments. A portion of everyone's admission is donated to the preservation of the Old Exchange Building and the Provost Dungeon in Charleston.
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