Historic Cemeteries Tour

Discover the most important and well-preserved graveyards in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. Join Gallivanter as we show you the real history behind Charleston's most well-known burial grounds.

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Tour Charleston's oldest cemeteries and churchyards while taking in the stunning beauty of the Historic District. Hidden within each historic graveyard are many mysteries just waiting to be discovered. On our tour of Historic Cemeteries, your guide will take you on an exciting and insightful journey into Charleston's past, using Historic Cemeteries as the catalyst.

From Yellow Fever victims to colonial governors, many notables have been laid to rest within these historic cemeteries. We’ll tell you their stories - how they lived and died - preserving their mark in history for years to come.

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Historic Cemeteries Tour Info

Monday - Thursday

10 a.m. | 80 Minutes

Adults (18+): $45.00 | Child 6-17: $20.00 | Ages 5 & under: Free

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Tour Charleston's Oldest Cemeteries

Conveniently located in the Historic District of Charleston, this tour covers many of the oldest burial grounds in the city. On this Guided Tour you'll learn about some of the most significant, and often gruesome, aspects of Charleston's history - along with the stories of the people laid to rest within their boundaries. You'll be entertained, surprised, and inspired to learn more about Charleston colonial and post-colonial history after taking this tour.

Buying Tickets for our Historic Cemeteries Tour

You must purchase tickets in advance - we often sell out

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Our friendly customer service representatives are available from 9 a.m. - 12 a.m., 7 days per week at 1-855-938-2211 . Our team is available to answer any questions you may have and help you select the best tour for you.

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Where does the Historic Cemeteries Tour start?

Our Historic Cemeteries Tour starts at 152 Church Street, in front of the St. Philip's Episcopal Church. This is where your tour guide will be waiting for you.

Ride sharing services like Uber or Lyft are great options for getting to the starting location of this tour.

If you are running late or need directions please call our office at 1-855-938-2211.

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