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Meet for this guided tour at the Old Charleston City Jail, and get ready to explore its haunted jail cells. Since it will be nighttime, prepare to get even more spooked.

As you walk the hallways, your guide will tell you all about the city’s most famous criminals who lived and died there. You’ll enter the actual cells that held notorious prisoners, such as Lavinia and John Fisher. See if you can catch sight of Lavinia’s ghost, who has been said to still haunt the halls. Some tourgoers have claimed they’ve seen objects move on their own.

Your tour ends back at the entrance of the prison with plenty of time to go out afterward to recover from your eerie adventure.
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Old City Jail
Bulldog Tours
Explore Old Charleston Jail, one of the city’s paranormal hot spots, during this guided night tour that takes you back through its history from 1802 to 1939. Hear tales from your guide about the ghosts that allegedly haunt its halls. Prebooking means you can visit on the day and time you’d like, and since this tour is less than an hour long, it’s easy to fit into your busy schedule.
  • Explore the Old Charleston Jail at night—one of the only night tours offered 
  • Get the historical rundown starting at the day the jail was built in 1802
  • Hear about ghosts that supposedly haunt the halls from your guide
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
  • Tour concludes in less than an hour, so you’ll have time to go out afterward
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stories the guide told were really entertaining and the guide was very engaging and drew us in but inside the jail it was extremely hot and we got to see very few rooms. The tour only lasted 45mins that was after the guide went...More

1  Thank Marcia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jail Tour was OK- 8/23/18 9pm

**If you take the night tour in the summer- wear bug spray** The person at the gate was friendly when we checked in for our reservation. She added that it was hot in the building and offered bottled water for purchase, if needed. she's right-...More

Thank KParrishVa
BulldogTours1, Public Relations Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes, bug spray is a must! And, yes, it is so HOT in the jail. We do warn people, but some people really don't understand how hot it really is. We are glad you liked the tour overall. All the experiences that the guide explained...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful and scary experience. The jail walk through was barely lit and I definitely don't recommend it for those who easily frighten.

Thank Amber W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Worth it

This was a good tour, I would recommend taking it. Didn’t see any ghosts lol, but we did see a lot of bats outside before the tour started. I would recommend going at dusk to see the bats. We felt it was worth the cost.

1  Thank DaveMck
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile
Had a great time!

We do things last minute of course, but I called and was able to get into the the tour that night at 10:30. We walked from our hotel on Market Street and were very happy with the whole tour. Our guide was just the best...More

1  Thank Cindy O
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August 26, 2018|
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Response from Christie C | Reviewed this property |
No. Street parking. Not great area of town.
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Not good for someone that has trouble getting around
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