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 simply walking around will never let you into the many secrets it holds.
The Charleston Terrors walking tour is packed with ghost stories and the historical backgrounds of those stories. The charming coastal city’s past will come to life when you hear these stories and thrill all who hear the ghost stories.
While researching the stories for Charleston Terrors, some fascinating stories turned up, but they were outside of an easy walk. You can find these stories on the 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.
Without spoiling the thrilling, surprising experience, here’s a peek at some of the haunted places the Charleston Terrors ghost tour includes.
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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 military headquarters in Charleston, this massive building is teeming with Revolutionary War-era spirits. During wartime, the underground dungeon jailed several 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 after a beloved dog, maybe 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 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 it’s pirate lore a must-see stop on a 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…