Guide takes participants on a tour with real ghost hunting equipment, such as the EMF detector and infrared thermometer
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About This Deal
- Age ranges: 13 and up
- By appointment
- See the available dates
- Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Number of participants: maximum of 20 travelers
Stop At: Philadelphia Alley
This is home to one of Charleston’s most famous ghost stories—that of the Whistling Doctor. Legend has it that Dr. Joseph Brown Ladd, who was known for whistling, was saved from murder and robbery by a stranger, Ralph Isaacs, and the two soon became best friends. But Isaacs grew jealous of Ladd’s success as a doctor and challenged him to a duel on the brick-lined Philadelphia Alley, and that’s where the doctor was slain. Here on this historical alley, tour-takers seek out cold spots using infrared and ambient thermometers, seek apparitions using laser grid pens, take EMF readings, and record audio for the faint sound of the doctor whistling when the sun goes down.
Stop At: St. Philip’s Church, 142 Church St (10-minute duration)
At this church, tour-takers learn about the plethora of specters and creepy tales that surround the church.
Pass By: East Bay Street (10-minute duration)
East Bay Street is lined with haunted spots.
End location: Waterfront Park, Vendue Range, Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
About Stories in the Cemetery
Charleston Cavalier Tours can take travelers through the fascinating story of Charleston’s streets. Knowledgeable guides can shed light on individual stories in history in a wider national and global contexts across time. Each tour is aimed to fascinate, engage, and captivate the listener, making for a great learning experience.