Charleston, SC: One of America’s Most Haunted Cities

Charleston, SC: One of America’s Most Haunted Cities

Charleston, South Carolina, is a coastal town in the south with a rich, haunted history. While researching the area, we discovered a tour company, Bulldog Tours. They provide tours ranging from basic history tours to food and wine tours and even to the haunted night tours (my favorite!). We decided to take the VIP haunted history tour which included a dungeon and the city’s oldest cemetery.

Charleston, SC: St. Phillips Church / Image: Amy Narramore

The first cemetery we visited was at St. Philips Church which was established in 1680 and still meets every week to this day. Revolutionaries, confederates, politicians, and even a US vice president are buried here. One popular ghost story is of the spirit of a woman grieving at the gravesite of her stillborn child. The Provost Dungeon was the second place we visited. We entered the underground dungeon where pirates, revolutionaries, women, and political enemies had been imprisoned.

Charleston, SC: St. Phillips Church / Image: Amy Narramore     Charleston, SC: St. Phillips Church / Image: Amy Narramore

The final stop of our VIP experience was the oldest graveyard in Charleston. It is a beautiful cemetery at the Circular Congregational Church. It was established in 1681 and has the oldest known gravestone dated from 1688. To the side of the church is a large empty space where there is, according to Mimi the tour guide, a mass grave containing the bodies of yellow fever victims. There have been reports of a blue mist seen around the graves and also of the shadowy figure of a woman searching for her two young sons who had died of yellow fever. She had also died from the fever but didn’t know that her sons had already passed and had been taken to the mass grave.

Charleston, SC: St. Phillips Church / Image: Amy Narramore     Charleston, SC: St. Phillips Church / Image: Amy Narramore

This was an amazing weekend spent exploring a beautiful city filled with intriguing ghost stories and beautiful cemeteries! Overall, this is somewhere I would go to again, and I highly recommend checking out the haunted tours.




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