Creep Yourself Out With These Halloween Ghost Tours in Lowcountry
The smell of pumpkin spice in the air signals the start of Halloween, a well-anticipated celebration observed in several countries, dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and the faithful departed.
Each country has its own set of Halloween traditions practiced yearly, and here in the states, trick-or-treating, parties, and costumes are the essentials from mid-October until the 31st. But, while others are getting dolled up for fancy costumes and sensational parties, some prefer the more adventurous route--ghost hunting and tours!
Feed the horror enthusiast in you and try these ghost and haunted house tours around Lowcountry and surrounding areas--but heed with caution, as these scary trippings are NOT for the faint of heart.
1006 Bay St., Beaufort SC 29902
Cannon Park, 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902
A tradition observed in Beaufort county, in support of the Child Abuse Prevention Association, the Exchange Club Ghost Tours offers ghost hunters the chance to roam specific "haunted" parts of Beaufort, by riding a carriage or through a walking tour. Ghouls and spirits are expected to take over downtown Beaufort, so keep your eyes open and expect a ghost-sighting!
Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Outdoor Learning Center, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Experience the chills of ghosts and paranormal stories like the Blue Lady of Hilton Head, complete with costumed storytellers! The whole tour will lead you through the 18th and 19th-century stories, where you will meet several other living history costumed characters like Captain Jack Stoney, Lydia Davant, Mary Kirk, and so much more! Hear the firsthand tales of The Baynard Funeral Procession and other Hilton Head legends.
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, 1002 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902
Hear stories about everything under the sun-- notorious pirates, voodoo practices, ghost trains, and folks BURIED ALIVE! Tour via van or walk while exploring the oldest graveyard in town. Visit the Grenache house and see taverns frequented by pirates in the past. The tour also attempts to capture EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), which you can listen to after the tour's completion!
103 Charles St (corner of Bay St. & Charles St.), Beaufort, SC 29902
Ride in a ghost van tour and sneak through spooky sites outside of downtown Beaufort, while you listen to eerie stories and learn about the dark history of each area. Visit an abandoned fort, cemetery for slaves, and remains of an old church. Are you afraid of the dark?
The Complete Home, 41B Calhoun St., Bluffton SC 29910
Bluffton Jack is ready to give you a hauntingly good time at Bluffton Jack's Old Town Tours Haunted History Tours, where you will be on a walking ghost tour through the historic Old Town Bluffton! The creepy journey will be accompanied by spooky Bluffton tales expertly told by Bluffton Jack himself.