Charleston Haunted Jail Tour
Hear the haunted legends of criminals, pirates, and war prisoners
As seen on Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, and The Travel Channel. Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Old City Jail, which housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals, 19th-century pirates, and Civil War prisoners. Located on Magazine Street downtown, the Old City Jail operated from 1802 until 1939, and most of the building’s original structures — like the cells and warden’s quarters — remain intact. Explore the cells, hallways, and into the places where Charleston’s worst criminals lived and died. Brace yourself as you hear stories like the legend of Lavinia and John Fisher, hotel owners from the 1800s who supposedly poisoned their guests. Featured on such shows as Ghost Adventures, the story goes that Lavinia’s ghost still, very audibly, haunts the premises.
PRIVATE GROUP TOURS
We’re happy to arrange private tours or build custom group tours for schools, corporate teams, non-profits, family reunions, and more. Simply contact us or call 843-722-8687 to book.
Sustaining Charleston's Historic Places
A portion of your ticket purchase is invested back into the properties we tour, ensuring that Charleston’s most historically significant landmarks, structures, sites, and stories endure. Thank you for your generous support.