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Old City Jail

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Harleston Village, Charleston
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  • Erin C.
    "Haunted."(3 Tips)
    Jess C.
    "Ghost tour was a fun way to explore the history of a..."(2 Tips)
    James K.
    "Great storyteller and a fun way to get a download"(2 Tips)
    Lauren E.
    "Sean was a really great tour guide."(2 Tips)
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  • Jess C.
    Jess ColemanJanuary 12, 2016
    Ghost tour was a fun way to explore the history of a fascinating site, but the bogus ghost hunting was a bit exhausting. Went at night; I imagine that's the only time it's worth it.
  • James K.
    James KiernanMay 25, 2017
    Though I still don't believe in ghosts, the tour guide is good at what he does. Great storyteller and a fun way to get a download of gruesome history. Would not recommend bringing children under 10.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CrumJune 10, 2016
    We didn't seen any ghosts on our #JailTour, but Sean was a very knowledgeable guide. Kinda overpriced for what it was though. Most of the building is in such disrepair that you can't even tour it.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BrunsonMarch 16, 2017
    A fun night in Charleston, SC. The ghost tour / jail tour is fun and creepy in a paranormal way. It was very informative and a learning experience! Saw no ghosts, but heard some interesting sounds.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelApril 9, 2012
    The 130-year-old jail has accounted for over 14,000 deaths and is open to the public for tours. As seen on Ghost Adventures. Read more
  • J R.
    J RodriguezMarch 5, 2015
    I got a free tour from one of the professors who happened to be there on his day off, pretty cool place to visit, right next to the hood thou... 😂
  • Jason K.
    Jason KJune 12, 2013
    I was expecting more paranormal story telling then historical especially at night but it was very informative. I believe this is what most people come for.
  • Debbie C.
    Great tour! Our guide was Sean and he gave a fascinating talk about the history of the jail.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WebleyJanuary 6, 2013
    The tour was good and very informational. The guide was an incredible story teller.
  • Lauren E.
    Lauren EstrainApril 17, 2014
    Sean was a really great tour guide. Very informative about the history of the jail.
  • allison
    allisonNovember 13, 2012
    Tour was good, and the history was interesting but if I would have paid for this tour (we had a free voucher) I would have been disappointed.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJuly 26, 2011
    This dark building began as the old Charleston jail in 1802 and functioned as a city jail until 1939. Watch this video for more info in this C-SPAN AHTV video. Read more
  • Misty B.
    Misty BowdenSeptember 10, 2011
    Great tour! The guide was great and the jail is creepy! :)
  • Erin C.
    Erin ChapmanNovember 11, 2012
    Haunted. Cool history!
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa Michaud NishanSeptember 11, 2013
    One of the best tours in Charleston!!!
  • 2 Laughing L.
    2 Laughing LabsMay 28, 2017
    Very good tour with Bulldog Tours!
  • Bulldog Tours
    Bulldog ToursOctober 4, 2011
    Believed by many to be the most haunted building in Charleston!
  • Courtney
    CourtneyAugust 19, 2012
    I wasn't impressed with the haunted jail tour at night. The building is HOT and it is too dark to see anything. Although there really isn't anything to see - just empty rooms.
  • Shawn F.
    Shawn FurmanSeptember 29, 2014
    Sean was a great guide!
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MonigoldJuly 27, 2016
    Very informative tour
  • Joshua R.
    Joshua ReyesJune 16, 2011
    Don't use the can alone.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CarsonMarch 7, 2012
    Remove ur jewelry...
  • Corey T.
    Corey TaylorJuly 12, 2011
    Don't waste your money.
  • Laura Z.
    Laura ZugastiOctober 13, 2015
    Bastante interesante
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