Tour Charleston, LLC

Zerve Seller: BuxtonTours

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  128 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 23 47 5 = 42 86% 4.3
Last 6 months 51 91 15 = 76 85% 4.1
Last 12 months 83 151 23 = 128 83% 4.1
All 1,004 1,485 345 = 1,140 79% 3.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
The Ghosts of Charleston Tour - Waterfront Park 128 83% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Ghosts of Charleston II - Specters 0 0% 0.0 Info & Tickets
The Historical Highlights of Charleston 0 0% 0.0 Info & Tickets
The Pirates of Charleston Walking History Tour 0 0% 0.0 Info & Tickets
Marcus Dagan at Buxton's East Bay Theatre 0 0% 0.0
The Ghosts of Charleston 2 - Specters 0 0% 0.0
Ghost Stories at Buxton's East Bay Theatre 0 0% 0.0
Paranormalist Jim Callahan at Buxton's Theatre 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Interesting glimpse into some of the lesser known
Fri, Nov 20  9:30 PM Tvanhassel Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My sister and I enjoyed the evening with our guide Marshall keeping the group engaged with interesting stories. The walking tour took us into a few of the lesser known areas with a few back alleys. Recommend comfortable and closed toe walking shoes. Wrapping up the tour in the graveyard was an interesting look at the Unitarian Church and their views on death. A real dichotomy to the adjacent graveyard at the church next door.
Rating: 5
Great time with Marshall
Sat, Nov 14  9:30 PM Blacklax Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Marshall took me and my girlfriend on a nice ghost tour filled with plenty of facts, history, and tall tales of old about the city. After taking the tour I knew the city better, knew my way how to navigate it, and gained a better appreciation for the history within the city. Would recommend again
Rating: 5
Fun, spooky, educational
Fri, Nov 13  9:30 PM Mutant1982 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had a fantastic tour guide who knew the city well. (Al) He gave us lots of interesting tidbits and was a great storyteller. I'd go again. I'd like to try to the daytime history tour too.
Rating: 5
Cool Early Halloween Night Event
Sat, Oct 31  9:30 PM Agayle33 Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
We took this tour before headed to Halloween parties. Guide told cool stories. Some history, some legend, definitely spooky.
Rating: 4
Good job!
Sat, Oct 31  7:30 PM erink136 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the tour. We had taken a tour before, so already knew a little, but still enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Interesting and exciting ghost tour
Sat, Oct 31  7:30 PM mmuir12 Unspecified Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour was a great experience, the tour guide was great. The history and stories were very interesting. Great trip for Halloween or any other day really, even got a picture of an apparition!
Rating: 5
Wonderfully informative!
Fri, Oct 30  9:30 PM Kafulmer Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great storyteller, took us to all the cool places and super friendly!
Rating: 1
Fri, Oct 30  9:30 PM ChloeKiser Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Charleston is one on the most beautiful and spooky cities we've been to, rich in history and no shortage of cemeteries. We were looking forward to being properly spooked, and were horribly, terribly disappointed by this tour.

Over 1.5-2hrs, our guide told only 4 stories, and two of them were not even about Charleston ghosts/history/locations. They were simply stories about himself. We spent the majority of the time following him around as he judged stopping points for suitability. Granted, there were many ghost guides out that night as it was the day before halloween. But any poorly lit corner of doorway would have been perfect. Instead we awkwardly followed him around, nary a story or anything to keep us entertained.

When a story was told, the delivery was so labored and pathetic, impeded by many 'to make a long story shorts', and unrelated remarks that any hint of spookiness was completely lost.

The only well rehearsed and delivered part of the tour was the very end when the guide said thank you for coming, please tell your friends, etc, etc. Every group in our tour of 12 was anxious to leave before he asked for tips, or had to spend more time with him walking back to the beginning of the tour.

We were a little shocked that night by how pathetic this tour was, but it really sunk in the next morning. We couldn't find any silver linings, or a softened, retrospective perspective.

I would like my TIME and my MONEY back.

Don't bother with this tour, you will be miserably disappointed.
Tour Charleston, LLC responded:
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us this feedback. No business (or reader for that matter) wants to see a review like this. Please contact us directly so that we can have the opportunity to make this right. Our goal is that every one of our customers has an excellent experience on our tours and as you can see from our other reviews, it is rare that our our guides do not hit that mark. Dear Future Tour Customers: We have taken action to remedy this situation so that it cannot happen again.
Rating: 4
Fun way to see the city
Fri, Oct 30  7:30 PM TPierce1955 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was what we expected. It was a fun, easy, informative look at old downtown Charleston. We were pleased that it wasn't some scary, big super natural experience. We hit the grave yards, heard stories about various buildings and local characters. Good time.
Rating: 5
A must
Wed, Oct 28  9:30 PM Musicfairi19 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
After reading all the great reviews, we decided to give this tour a shot. We definitely were glad we did. Our tour guide, Anne, was great. It rained shortly after our tour started and she even managed to get umbrellas for us. So many stories, so little time. Would definitely go again.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun!!!!
Mon, Oct 26  7:30 PM BarryLee Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great stories and facts about Charleston. Fun way to spend an evening!!!!
Rating: 2
only s ghost stories on tour
Sun, Oct 25  7:30 PM Patsegura Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
only 2 ghost stories on tour.
Rating: 2
Sun, Oct 25  7:30 PM Bethclark331 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I usually do not leave bad reviews, but I would not recommend this tour. Our tour guide was not interesting, and we actually ended up leaving the tour early. The stories told were not ghost stories, and we spent most of our time standing on street corners rather than seeing anything "haunted." If you truly want a ghost tour, spend your money on the haunted jail tour or a cemetery/graveyard walk.
Tour Charleston, LLC responded:
Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback. Boring is just about the last thing a ghost tour should be! The tour guide who gave this tour has two other negative reviews on this page. We have taken action to remedy this situation. Please contact us directly so we can have the opportunity to make this right.
Rating: 5
Ghost Tour
Fri, Oct 23  7:30 PM Lberes Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
It was a wonderful tour. Tim was our tour guide and he was so personable and engaging. It was great to walk around downtown Charleston and hear ghost stories involving aspects of Charlestons history. Highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Mon, Oct 19  9:30 PM Drakeadha Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Loved our tour guide. Learned a lot of very interesting facts. Couldn't of asked for a better tour guide