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Ghost & Provost Dungeon Walking Tour in Charleston

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Duration: 90 minutes

From $19.95

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Explore Charleston's oldest streets, alleyways, cemeteries and churches - as well as gain exclusive access to the historical, pre-Revolutionary War Provost Dungeon, on the 90-minute Ghost & Provost Dungeon Walking Tour.

This tour takes place along the dark edges of Charleston's haunted historic district and is the only tour to give you exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the Provost Dungeon, located in the basement of the Old Exchange Building, one of America's most historic buildings.

The Dungeon was used as a crude prison in the late 1700s. It has barrel vaulted ceilings and columns constructed of brick, making it a true architectural masterpiece. However, it's more known for its infamous past as a torturous prison. The Dungeon was a damp, cold place that had no means of warming its temperature. Men and women were held captive together. Falsely-accused innocents were crowded next to hardened criminals and prostitutes. Many prisoners, both innocent and guilty, died from contagious diseases caused by the horrid prison conditions.

Departure Time:

7:00 pm & 9:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday

  • March through November

Other Tour Highlights:

  • Lowcountry superstitions of nighttime spirits like Plateyes and Boo Hags will be detailed. Find out how to protect yourself from being followed home or ridden in your sleep.
  • Haunted houses and structures, such as the South End Brewery. The brewery is where a famous Charlestonian tippler committed suicide after watching his family fortune burn and sink to the bottom of the Charleston Harbor. Learn what the owners had to do for him to save their business.
  • Criminals, pirates and others, including Revolutionary War hero Isaac Hayne (focus of the film, "The Patriot," starring Mel Gibson). After the British hanged him for treason, Hayne haunted the home of his daughters until December 20, 1860. Find out why he stopped on that fateful day.
  • Charleston's ghosts, poltergeists and spirits doomed to the realm of mortals.

Important Notes:

  • This tour requires a minimum of four total participants to operate. Decision to operate will be made by 5:00 pm day of tour.
  • This tour is not available on Thanksgiving or from December through February
  • Though the Ghost & Provost Dungeon Walking Tour is technically family-friendly, it is not necessarily recommended for children. Therefore, there is no specific child rate. However, children are welcome to attend the tour.
  • Don't forget to bring your flash cameras! You never know what phantom images you might capture.

4 DAYS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. This tour does not offer hotel pickup; meeting location will be designated on your E-Ticket. There is no child rate for this tour. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 1-800-745-1925.

Provost Dungeon in Charleston

The Unitarian Graveyard in Charleston

Ghost image captured at post office

See a number of cemeteries on the Ghost & Provost Dungeon Walking Tour

4 DAYS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. This tour does not offer hotel pickup; meeting location will be designated on your E-Ticket. There is no child rate for this tour. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 1-800-745-1925.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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