The Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Tour

Bulldog Tours

Zerve Seller: Bulldog
Activity #630

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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.)
901 Reviews Rating: 3.9 3.9 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 56 76 23 = 53 78% 3.7
Last 6 months 88 135 23 = 112 86% 3.9
Last 12 months 120 177 35 = 142 83% 3.9
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Rating: 1
very dissapointed
Tue, Sep 1  7:00 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Was really looking forward to some ghost stories but all we got was pirate talk from our tour guide. Really did not want to huddle around an I- phone to look at pictures of so called spirits. If you are looking for ghosts your better off watching Casper re-runs
Bulldog Tours responded:
We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the Ghost and Dungeon Tour. The tour does give pirate stories as well as ghost stories. Most tour guides have print outs of the ghost pictures. I have not heard of a guide showing pictures on their I-phone. Who was your guide? Thank you for the feedback and sorry you were not satisfied.
Rating: 5
Thu, Aug 27  7:00 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great tour, would reccomend
Rating: 4
Great family night on vacation!
Tue, Aug 25  7:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
As a mom of 4 and 5 year old boys, I wasn't sure if the ghost tour would be totally appropriate but we decided to risk it. I am so glad we did. The boys enjoyed it and our tour guide, Tad, did a good job of making sure the stories and tour were truly family friendly. I'd recommend it to all of our friends and others!
Rating: 2
Would have liked more stories.
Sat, Aug 22  9:00 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I like history and ghost stories. This tour had very few ghost stories and little historical info. I got to know a lot about the tour guide and her personal life more then stories about Charleston and its history. I wish that she tired harder to set the mood and just would have taken her time with the stories. It appeared that she didn't care that much and her constant coughing took us out of the intensity of the tour. Bottom line more ghost stories, have fun with it, and it would have been great!
Rating: 2
Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Tour - Mediocre
Fri, Aug 21  7:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Not scary or spooky. Most of the time was spent on sidewalks or parking lots listening to longwinded ghost and pirate stories. From the sidewalk we only looked into a graveyard through a fence we did not actually walk through it. We spent about 15 minutes in a Dungeon which was located in the basement of the Old Exchange & Provost building. The dungeon was small, dimly lit and neat at best.
Bulldog Tours responded:
Who was your tour guide? This is a 90 minute walking tour around the city, with about 20 minutes spent inside the Provost Dungeon at the Old Exchange Building. This tour does not go into a graveyard, but the Ghost and Graveyard Tour does. The Provost Dungeon dates back to the 1700s. You are right that it is small and dimly lit as it is a dungeon after all. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the tour. Thank you for the feedback and I would definitely encourage you to take the Ghost and Graveyard Tour next time.
Rating: 5
Terrific Terrifying Tour
Sat, Aug 15  9:00 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Frannie was a fun storyteller! My group consisted of my wife, my 15 year old son and myself. We a each had great things to say. Scary stories, spooky locations and even a bunch of interesting lessons on Charleston's creepy history. We enjoyed the tour. We'll try another one on another trip. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Great tour our guide was very knowledgeable
Sat, Aug 15  7:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
our guide was awesome lots of history learned about the area! Very recommended!
Rating: 3
so boring
Fri, Aug 14  9:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We literally ditched our group. So uninteresting. And we stopped so many times for no reason.
Bulldog Tours responded:
I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the tour and that you left early. We wish you would have told us about that after you did the tour. We are open from 8am until 10pm every day so if you would like to give us a call and provide more details that would be great. Not sure about why you all stopped so many times. Most people like to have frequent stops. We would love to find out more information from you if possible. Thank you for the feedback. 843-722-8687
Rating: 5
awesome tour
Thu, Aug 13  7:00 PM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
the tour was great our tour guide was outstanding he was very informative and knew alot about the area
Rating: 3
Interesting dungeon
Tue, Aug 11  9:00 PM Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The dungeon portion was interesting, this was my first experience there. The walking and stories seemed rushed and hard to hear.
Bulldog Tours responded:
Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your tour seemed rush and that you had a hard time hearing. Did you stand closer to the guide? Did you have a large group? Again, thank you for the feedback and we would love to hear more details of your experience if you feel willing to provide them. Thank you again. 843-722-8687
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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”.


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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