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Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour

1. Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour

With an expert guide, enjoy a 90-minute walking tour to uncover the best of Magnolia Cemetery’s history, mystery, and spirits. Hear startling stories such as the unsolved murdered socialite, an outraged politician that ordered his butler’s execution, and scandalous tragedies that are never told in history books. Originally a 1790’s rice plantation, Magnolia Cemetery was founded in 1849 on the banks of the Cooper River in Downtown Charleston. Home to 35,000 permanent residents, including authors and poets, artists, Confederate generals and soldiers, prominent politicians, bootleggers, prostitutes, and socialites. Magnolia Cemetery served as a Confederate encampment to defend the city from the Union bombardment during the Civil War. Over 2,000 Confederate soldiers lay at rest in Magnolia, including the eight-man Hunley crew, eighty-four soldiers who fought in the battle at Gettysburg, and six confederate generals.

Charleston: 90-Minute Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

2. Charleston: 90-Minute Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

Take an up close and personal look at the spooky history of Charleston, known as the Holy City. On this 1.5-hour walking tour, allow your guide to take you where others don't dare to tred. With this exclusive opportunity, you will walk inside the gates of one of Charleston's oldest graveyards after dark. Explore its corners, check out the headstones, and take a moment to step across the graves, if you dare. Listen as your experienced guide gives you a full history of Charleston’s graveyards, focusing on the stories of the famous individuals who found their final resting place in the Holy City.

Charleston: Haunted History Tour - Learn to see a Ghost

3. Charleston: Haunted History Tour - Learn to see a Ghost

Learn how to see a ghost and explore one of the most haunted cities in the world. Discover the city's 350-year history through stories of graveyards, ghosts, and ghouls. Stand in front of the most haunted graveyards in Charleston's historic district. Hear stories of the most photographed ghost in America and see the most robbed grave in Charleston. Walk down Philadelphia Alley where gunfighters and robber barons met their fate. Learn how conflicts of the old world were resolved with violence and how those who perished still haunt the city today. From each ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the Halsey Gallery and the Philip Simmons Foundation.

Charleston: Historic Cemeteries and Churchyards Walking Tour

4. Charleston: Historic Cemeteries and Churchyards Walking Tour

Take in the peaceful ambience of historic churchyards on a guided walking tour of Charleston's cemeteries. Get in touch with the former lives of the city's residents and learn the unique stories each grave holds. Stroll through beautiful scenery of tree-lined paths and listen to the birds. Meet your guide at St. Philip's Church and get to know your group as you head off towards the first cemetery. Be transported back to the Colonial era as you listen to tales of famous former residents. Enjoy your own peace and quiet as you stroll under the trees moving with the wind and try to connect with the history of the city. Visit the tombs of past governors and Episcopal bishops and admire the traditional architecture of the churches.

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Bruce was spectacular he was so informative. You could tell he loves his city and takes pride in sharing the uniqueness of it. This was the highlight of our day.

What an amazing tour! We had a blast, and our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable & friendly. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend!

Keith Kirkland was a fantastic Guide !!!! The history and knowledge he shared was amazing !! This is a must do tour !!!

Really nice evening walk in the cemetery accompanied by amazing stories of Charleston and southern history.

Guide was funny and knowledgeable. Randy is an amazing story teller