Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon from Walks in History. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a daytime haunted-harbor tour for two (up to a $40 value).
- For $30, you get a tour package (up to a $59.99 total value), which includes:
- Daytime haunted-harbor tour for two (up to a $40 value)
- Copy of the book Haunted Harbor, co-written by tour guide Geordie Buxton (a $19.99 value)<p>
Paranormal researcher Geordie Buxton, co-author of three books on Charleston’s population of roaming spirits, guide daytime haunted-harbor tours, detailing legends of famous pirate ghosts and maritime phenomena. Groups converge at the intersection of Broad Street and Meeting Street, toting cameras and ectoplasmic shrimp nets, and set off upon the cobblestone roads to view five–eight spirit-heavy locales in the 17th-century walled city. Tiptoe past some of Charleston’s oldest standing structures, such as the Pink House, a 1700s tavern where Blackbeard downed his rum, and the Mariner’s Church, a public pirate gallows and the execution site of “Gentlemen Pirate” Stede Bonnet. Buxton and Macy also steer attendees along the water for harbor vistas overlooking forts and islands, reciting the myths of Fort Sumter and the ghastly limericks of Castle Pinckney.
After their eerie strolls, visitors can pick up a copy of Haunted Harbor: Charleston’s Maritime Ghosts and the Unexplained to tutor themselves in otherworldly history and practice cheeky spine-cracking. Walkers should arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in to their 90-minute jaunt, which covers approximately a mile of specter-infested road. Browse the schedule for upcoming tour dates or to make reservations.
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.
71 Broad St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29403