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The Haunted Old City Jail Tour

by Bulldog Tours Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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Step inside the spooky halls of the Old City Jail, built in 1802, which housed the city's most infamous criminals until 1939. Hear the chilling tales of the murderess Lavinia Fisher, Civil War-era prisoners, and even pirates whose ghosts are claimed to roam the cells.

After meeting your tour guide, enter the dark and sinister Old City Jail. This centuries-old structure has tales to tell, and the rumored hauntings by its more fearsome convicts are enough to send chills up your spine as you walk the halls. Hear the story of the beautiful Lavinia Fisher, who murdered unsuspecting guests at the hotel she ran with her husband.

Learn about the tragic fate of Denmark Vesey, hanged for planning a slave revolt. Peer into the cells that held Confederate prisoners of war and plundering 19th-century pirates, and watch carefully—there may be more to those glowing orbs and mysterious flickering shadows than meets the eye.

Step inside the spooky halls of the Old City Jail, built in 1802, which housed the city's most infamous criminals until 1939. Hear the chilling tales of the murderess Lavinia Fisher, Civil War-era prisoners, and even pirates whose ghosts are claimed to roam the cells.

After meeting your tour guide, enter the dark and sinister Old City Jail. This centuries-old structure has tales to tell, and the rumored hauntings by its more fearsome convicts are enough to send chills up your spine as you walk the halls. Hear the story of the beautiful Lavinia Fisher, who murdered unsuspecting guests at the hotel she ran with her husband.

Learn about the tragic fate of Denmark Vesey, hanged for planning a slave revolt. Peer into the cells that held Confederate prisoners of war and plundering 19th-century pirates, and watch carefully—there may be more to those glowing orbs and mysterious flickering shadows than meets the eye.

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The Haunted Old City Jail Tour

Activity Location

Old City Jail

21 Magazine Street

Charleston

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Old City Jail

    21 Magazine Street

    Charleston 29401


Highlights

  • Visit to the historic Old City Jail, built in 1802

  • Stories about the criminals who lived & died in the jail

  • Chilling tales of haunting & supernatural occurrences

  • Potential encounter with the rumored ghost of Lavinia Fisher

  • Knowledgeable local guide sharing spooky legends & history


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of the Old City Jail


Know Before You Book

  • Children 6 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • This walking tour covers approximately 1 mile (1.6 km).


The Haunted Old City Jail Tour ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

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4.2 out of 5

4/5 Mar 25, 2019

The 7;00 pm tour was appropriate for older teenagers and adults, not children. The topics of serial murder, hanging, cruelty within the jail, and serious illness were discussed. Bruce, the guide, knows his job and delivers the information well. Time for questions would improve the tour.