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Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Uncover Charleston’s darkest secrets on an evening ghost and cemetery tour. Stroll through the atmospheric heart of the old city while an entertaining local guide regales you with tales of the dark deeds, restless spirits and supernatural phenomena that make Charleston one of the most haunted cities in America. Get exclusive after-hour access to the famous Unitarian Church Graveyard, where an overgrown southern garden surrounds historic plots said to be haunted by wandering ghosts.
  • Haunted history tour of Charleston
  • Stroll through the city's historic heart
  • Hear captivating historical and supernatural tales from an entertaining guide
  • Listen to stories from 'The Ghosts of Charleston' by Julian Buxton
  • Get exclusive after-hours access to the famously haunted Unitarian Church Graveyard
  • Choose from an early or late evening departure
  • Led by professional local storytellers

What's Included

  • 90-minute Ghosts of Charleston Walking Tour
  • Professional and Licensed Tour Guide
  • Exclusive access to the historic Unitarian Church Graveyard
  • Hear tales of hauntings & supernatural events from the best-selling book, The Ghosts of Charleston.
  • Gratuities
  • No public restroom so please plan accordingly.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Buxton Books
    160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    Departure Point: Tour Charleston Headquarters (inside Buxton Books) Address: 160 King Street Charleston, SC 29401

End point

  • Unitarian Church in Charleston
    4 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    This tour culminates in the 1772 Unitarian Church Graveyard--just across the street from where you started. Your guide will be happy to direct you back to your hotel, or wherever you plan to explore next.

What To Expect

Discover the apparitions and legends that lurk among Charleston’s warm southern breezes and beneath swinging live oak trees. Choose from an early or late evening tour, and meet your storytelling guide near the city center. Cross over into the historic old town for a walk past the buildings, squares and landmarks that hold the keys to the city's past. Enjoy commanding views of the harbor, and hear about famous former residents and the restless spirits they left behind.

Explore one of Charleston’s haunted highlights with exclusive nighttime access to the historic Unitarian Church Graveyard. Enter the churchyard gates and stroll among tombs and vaults overgrown with lush southern foliage and hanging moss while your guide shares tales of the most tragic and intriguing figures buried here. Learn about the illnesses, accidents and mysteries that brought graveyard inhabitants to their final resting place, and keep an eye out for wandering figures moving in the moonlight!

Tour Charleston (Pass By)

During our 90 minute walking ghost tour, our City of Charleston licensed tour guides recount hauntings and supernatural events from our best-selling book The Ghosts of Charleston. We are fortunate to have many repeat guests, and lots of tales to share, so we switch things up nightly by varying ghosts stories on every tour. There is no experience like walking enchanted Charleston at night, listening to our supernatural stories, and encountering what you will see and hear in the Unitarian Church Graveyard.

Unitarian Church in Charleston

The highlight of Tour Charleston's Ghosts of Charleston Tour is entering the lush, spellbinding Unitarian Church Graveyard built in 1772. Real time hauntings occur only a handful of times a year. However, since 1996, when we started what is now Charleston's oldest ghost tour, spirits in the Unitarian Church Graveyard have reached out to many people on our tour in visual, tactile and auditory ways.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ghosts of Charleston Night-Time Walking Tour with Unitarian Church Graveyard?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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We had a wonderful tour...
Ginger_G, Oct 2022
We had a wonderful tour guide. Simon shared the history of Charleston and the resident ghosts so well that we all felt as if they were with us on the tour.
Simon was an excellent...
Abigail_N, Sep 2022
Simon was an excellent tour guide! He combined his knowledge of history of the city with the spooky, spiritual tales for a fun night!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience!
Donna_P, Sep 2022
I have been on another ghost tour in the past with a guide who tried to be dramatic and it turned into a cheesy experience. Mark was down-to-earth and very straightforward and believable. And the poem he recited at the end was perfect.
Johnathan was fantastic!...
Elizabeth_R, Sep 2022
Johnathan was fantastic! Very informative! I’d recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Charleston! The cemetery was beautiful and creepy in the best way possible!
Mark, the tour guide was...
Mary_S, Sep 2022
Mark, the tour guide was great! He is a wonderful story teller and the Unitarian cemetery was spooky!!! ☠
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JOAN_S, Sep 2022
Great time a lot of fun and great stories told with great enthusiasm. Meet at the book store which was a lovely store everyone was very pleasant.
Great tour!
JeanAnn_B, Oct 2022
Simon is a great story teller. The graveyard tour was especially interesting. Would recommend this your.
Lorna_J, Oct 2022
Our guide, Simon, was great! He was a wonderful story teller and interacted with the group very well. He was genuinely interested and knowledgeable about the things he shared. Would definitely recommend him and the tour!
Kayla_M, Oct 2022
We did the 8:30pm tour with Simon. We had the most remarkable time. Simon is truly a professional storyteller and it showed. His stories were captivating and enthralling.
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Angela_B, Sep 2022
Writhing this review on behalf of big joe, we had such a fun and exciting time with the tour and his story telling amongst the hauntings of Charleston. Best way to put it, kids have story book time, adults have the tours! Thank you joe
Great time on our Ghost Tour!
Stacy_P, Oct 2022
Absolutely loved this tour!!! Our tour guide, Mark, was fantastic. Had us in a pitch black graveyard at 10pm going over great ghost 👻 stories. LOL, we are from St. Louis and so was our guide. Just a super fun time 👍🏻😀🎃
Ghost Tour
ChadS_P, Sep 2022
Mark was great! As our guide he was well prepared, informative, and fun! The stories and sites visited were short walks, access to the graveyard was awesome!
Too much walking and limited stories
Mackenzie_K, Sep 2022
I have been on many ghost tours in Charleston. It’s my favorite thing to take people who visit me on because you get to see downtown and learn some of the history. But this was the worst one I’ve ever been on. Way too much walking and very limited stories.
Fun little activity
Allison_B, Sep 2022
It was a fun experience and a nice way of seeing some sights in Charleston! Simon was our tour guide and did a great job telling stories!
Simon was so entertaining...
Ashley_F, Sep 2022
Simon was so entertaining and knew Charleston better than anyone I’ve ever met. I will recommend this tour to anyone who visits Charleston!!
Best Ghost Walk I have taken
Bonnie_W, Sep 2022
The stories and pictures that were shown to the group. You could tell that he loved what he was doing.
The visit to the...
ursula_f, Sep 2022
The visit to the cemetery. The story was so interesting!it was such a surprise at the end! Mark was a very knowledgeable tour guide.
It was really crowded. 20...
Alan_G, Sep 2022
It was really crowded. 20 people in one group loses the atmosphere of a ghost tour. Hard to hear the narrative, which was a little on the dry side. We did it because we did a murder tour in Savannah a few years ago. This did not live up to the expectation
Super fun. Simon was awesome
Vicky_L, Sep 2022
We took my daughter and her 2 friends for her 17th birthday. We all had a great time. Simon was awesome. Highly recommend
Great spooky time!
Grace_M, Sep 2022
We had a fantastic time on our ghost tour with Mark. He was a great storyteller and took the time to make sure everyone could navigate the streets and sidewalks safely. We learned a lot about Historic (and haunted) Charleston, and even got a few goosebumps along the way!


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