The Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Tour

Bulldog Tours

Zerve Seller: Bulldog
Activity #630

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Description

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...

Special! Combine this tour with a Charleston Dessert Tour and get $20 off regular price! Tours run on Saturdays, book now for the best pricing!

Meeting Location

18 Anson St (Charleston, SC) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

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1,011 Reviews Rating: 3.9 3.9 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Ghost tour
Tue, May 24  9:00 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
It was such an interesting tour! It kept our interest and our tour guide was so knowledgable and entertaining! We would definitely do it again!
Rating: 2
Very disappointed!
Tue, May 24  9:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
The "ghost tour" consisted of walking through 2 alleys and stopping to tell stories! Went to the dungeon for 15 minutes for another ghost story of what the guide envisioned happened there! One more story sitting outside at the waterfront! Likened the entire tour to a bunch of Cub Scouts sitting around a camp fire listening to someone tell non descript stories! Very disappointed!
Rating: 4
Ghost tour
Fri, May 20  9:00 PM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
 
It was a fun family night. Thought it would be a little more scary but great history!
Rating: 3
Return Customer
Fri, May 20  7:00 PM Female 20-29 Combination Family With Children
 
I selected bulldog tours bc I had previously been on the jail tour and really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and the history behind everything was very interesting but I was not impressed by the actual dungeon. It was filled with mosquitos and wax characters that were corny and took away from the scariness of the tour. We passed by a graveyard and got a little about it and I wish we would have taken our out of town guest on that tour instead as it seemed more interesting.
Rating: 5
Ghost Hunt
Sat, May 14  9:00 PM Unspecified 40-49 Local Other
 
Our guide was well educated with the history of the tour. Also he interacted along with us
Rating: 5
Barry's Ghost and Dungeon Tour
Sat, May 14  9:00 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Barry was a fantastic tour guide. We loved the dungeon and his stories. If we were to take another tour, we would definitely request Barry.
Rating: 5
History
Fri, May 13  9:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Loved the tour and learning about the history in Charleston. Guide was very knowledgeable.
Rating: 3
Dungeon tour
Fri, May 13  9:00 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
I thought the information was ok but the guide was matter of fact and a little boring. I have been on other ghost walks where the guide was much more enthusiastic and entertaining.
Rating: 1
Extremely disappointed.
Thu, May 12  9:00 PM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
My wife and I went on one of Bulldog's tours during our honeymoon in Sept. 2015 and had a great experience. We enjoyed it so much we decided to go on the dungeon tour this year when we returned to Charleston. We were very excited to do another, different tour.

On the way there, we ran into traffic and seemingly every red light on the way there. We called them on the way, saying we were running a little late (as in 2-3 minutes late, not 30 mins. or anything crazy). The lady simply told us "please hurry because the tour group is about to leave". Nevertheless, we actually ended up getting a parking space RIGHT as it turned 9pm (when the tour started) but when we walked to the location the group was previously standing at, they had already left and we could not locate them. (Mind you this was at 9:03.)

I completely understand the punctuality and sense of urgency they expect. I wouldn't expect to be able to come rolling up at 9:30 for a 9:00 movie, for instance. On their website, they do recommend getting there "15 minutes early". But considering the tickets are $22 a person, and the fact that my wife and I literally got there 2-3 minutes after 9, I would certainly expect them to have a tiny bit of leeway.

Of course we never got a refund and couldn't reschedule because we were leaving the next day. Needless to say, after this disaster we will no longer be going to any tours with Bulldog and definitely will not be recommending them to any friends/family considering trips to the Charleston area.
Rating: 4
Entertaining Walk
Tue, May 10  9:00 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Larry was our guide. He is an awesome story teller. He provided lots of Charleston history along the walk & in his stories. When we visit Charleston again, we will be taking a Bulldog tour.
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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.
How does the Dessert Tour option work?
You can combine any tour with our special Dessert Tour for only $40 more, a savings of $20 off regular price! Be sure to select the Dessert Tour extra when you purchase, then call 843-722-8687 to confirm your date and time.
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.
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”.
Are there any discounts available?
Yes! If booking in advance you can use the discount Zerve2 for $2 off each adult ticket which will cancel out the ticket fee.

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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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