Charleston has a rich and layered history, littered with the interrupted lives that make for such rich stories of hauntings and ghosts. Charleston has so many aspects to its rich history that just walking around will never let you into the many secrets it holds.
Our walking tour of Charleston, South Carolina is packed not only with ghost stories but the historical backgrounds of those stories. Our tour will bring to life the past of the charming coastal city and thrill all who hear the ghost stories.
Below are a selection of the locations we might visit. We also included a selection of the further afield locations that we researched while putting this tour together, but are unable to easily walk. We found the stories fascinating, so we added them to our Charleston, South Carolina ghost stories blog, altogether these fascinating stories make a strong case for Charleston being one of the most haunted cities on the East Coast.
We want your tour to be a thrilling, surprising experience, so we won’t spoil our routes here. But if you’re trying to get an idea of which haunted places the Charleston Terrors ghost tour includes, here’s a peek:
What’s on my ghost tour?
The Mills House Hotel
The Great Fire of 1861 decimated much of Charleston. It nearly reached the Mills House Hotel, a still-operational hotel, but was stopped short from devouring it by the efforts of soldiers and hotel staff. Unfortunately, many nearby residents were burned by the fire, and the hotel was used as a makeshift burn ward. Several residents perished in the hotel from their burns. Though the victims passed, they have never truly left this hotel…
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Once the site of the military headquarters in Charleston, this massive building is teeming with Revolutionary War era spirits. During wartime, the underground dungeon jailed a number of captives, including entire families. Many died in the dungeon while imprisoned. Their tortured souls are still held prisoner inside, not even free in death…
Poogan’s Porch Restaurant
Extended Tour Exclusive
This restaurant, named for a beloved dog, may be more pleasant than a prison, but is just as paranormally active. A set of resident ghosts dwell within Poogan’s Porch hungry not for Lowcountry dining, but for affection and attention. You may get far more than what you ordered at this haunted restaurant…
The Pirate House
Extended Tour Exclusive
This very house entertained pirates and was used for their illegal black market trade. The city’s colorful history regarding pirates, especially the infamous Blackbeard who took the city hostage in 1718, make this house and its pirate lore a must see stop on our ghost tour. The pirates he abandoned to the city can still be heard and seen at their old stomping grounds, forever haunting and seeking revenge…