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Authors of historical books guide tours past former hideaways of pirates such as Blackbeard and “Gentleman Pirate” Stede Bonnet.

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Ghosts roam the earth to complete unfinished tasks, such as making peace with a loved one or picking up the dry cleaning. Witness the errands of the undead with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $18 for two tickets to the Pirate and Haunted History tour (up to a $36 value)
  • $28 for two tickets to the Pirate and Haunted History tour and the book Haunted Charleston, written by Geordie Buxton and Ed Macy (up to a $55.99 total value)
  • $33 for four tickets to the Pirate and Haunted History tour (up to a $72 value)

Pirate and Haunted History [tours]( are roughly 90 minutes long and one mile in distance, and run every day of the week except Tuesday. Guests meet in front of the East Bay Executive Center at 174 East Bay Street. Guides lead guests past historical sights that include old walled-city bastions, a pre–Revolutionary War graveyard, and the hideaways of fearsome pirates such as Blackbeard, “Gentleman Pirate” Stede Bonnet, and Bartholomew Roberts.

Walks in History

Walks in History's founder, Geordie Buxton, has not only lived in the Charleston area his whole life, but also has written books about his favorite city. In other words, he's an ideal tour guide.

Led by author Geordie Buxton, Supernatural Charleston ghost tours lead groups of spirit seekers through a lineup of Charleston's spookiest spots. The 90-minute tours begin at the John C. Calhoun Monument in Marion Square and cover about three-quarters of a mile to a mile as walkers explore the phantom-infested airs of locations peppered throughout the downtown peninsula. As spine-chilling jaunts traverse un-exorcised grounds, guests may be shepherded to stops such as the site of an orphan asylum and the remains of a Revolutionary War graveyard where the voices of phantasmal residents may haunt visitors with terrifying tales of being taxed for stamps. Knowledgeable guides volunteer background information and details about each site, and tour takers can opt to learn more about Charleston's ghostly history by snagging the poltergeist-packed pages of Haunted Charleston, Haunted Harbor, Haunted Plantations, or Supernatural Charleston. Browse the schedule for upcoming tour dates or to make reservations.

Though Geordie leads most Walks In History tours, other seasoned guides may lead them during the busy summer season.

Customer Reviews

782 Ratings

I've done a few different ghost walks in Charleston and this has been my favorite so far! Geordie was a great guide and I had some amazing experiences on this tour. Highly recommended!!
Melissa A. · July 14, 2016
This walk was great! If you love history mjxed with the paranormal, this is for you. Guide was funny and knowledgeable. Bring bug spray.
Holly W. · June 10, 2016
The tour was very cool for all the history buffs and Geordie was hilarious! 11/10 would recommend!!
Macayla U. · June 9, 2016

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