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Ghost & Provost Dungeon Walking Tour in Charleston

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.

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    Tour Overview

    Come explore Charleston's oldest streets, alleyways, cemeteries and churches - also 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.

    Length: 90 minutes

    Time:

    7:00 pm & 9:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday (March through November)

    This tour is currently not available. Please check back at a later date.

    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 price discount for this tour. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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    Tour Detail

    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 price discount for this tour. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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    ★★★★ 4 of 5 Stars
    "The tour guide was friendly & knowledgable but the sights were just ok. The tour was great & highly recommended" Read All Reviews ›

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  • Child Rate
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Tour Overview

Come explore Charleston's oldest streets, alleyways, cemeteries and churches - also 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.

Length: 90 minutes

Time:

7:00 pm & 9:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday (March through November)

This tour is currently not available. Please check back at a later date.

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 price discount for this tour. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Tour Detail

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 price discount for this tour. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

★★★★ 4 of 5 Stars
"The tour guide was friendly & knowledgable but the sights were just ok. The tour was great & highly recommended" Read All Reviews ›
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