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Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience
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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

If you dare, explore Charleston as a paranormal investigator and use the real tools of the trade including a thermal imaging camera. Your guide will provide tutorials on how to use each device, as well as share local ghost stories. Plus, you’ll receive access to all of the data recorded during your investigation.
  • This small-group tour allows for plenty of interaction with your guide
  • Enjoy a hands-on experience and learn about the history of Charleston
  • Great for families, the tour is open to all ages
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
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Ghost Hunting Equipment
Data collected from the ghost hunt including thermal video,audio,etc! This is a full investigation.
255 E Bay St , 255 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Corner of Pinckney and East Bay Street. Next to Big John's Tavern.

Powder Magazine , 79 Cumberland St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nicholas McGirr
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience.

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star-5
Very great experience
Gemayel_C
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed out paranormal ghost hunting experience. Nick was a great host. I would recommend this tour for people who are interested in a great paranormal experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Even though we can't make the ghosts do anything, we also recommend this for anyone interested in the paranormal. Thanks for the five stars! You are appreciated!
star-5
Had the best experience,...
aliyah_d
, Jun 2022
Had the best experience, learned a lot about the history of Charleston and got to experience what we always see on real life tv! Definitely will be coming back to do this again.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Piecing the history together with a paranormal investigation is what makes this experience so unique! So glad you left this review and were part of a paranormal team, you know, like the ones you see on real life tv!
star-5
Nick was absolutely...
Todd_G
, Jun 2022
Nick was absolutely amazing! His ability to share the history throughout our adventure was incredible. Using his equipment was a lot of fun and the activity we caught was great! I would recommend him to anyone interested in connecting the history of Charleston along with it's ghosts.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Todd, thanks for pointing out that ghosts are all history, and without the history, looking for ghosts in meaningless. So glad you enjoyed the full experience of tying the two together! Thanks for this absolutely amazing review!
star-5
Ghost tour
William_W
, May 2022
Had a great experience. Heard several Eva’s and learned some new history. It was great using the equipment you see on tv.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Keeping up with the methods and equipment used on television can be a daunting yet rewarding task. Thanks for pointing out to future ghost hunters that we use real equipment to hunt real historical ghosts of Charleston. We are not a myths and legends type of activity. Thanks for taking the time to rate and review your interactive experience, it's appreciated more than you know!
star-5
Best interactive ghost tour by far!
Crystal_A
, May 2022
Getting some history while also getting to use some of the equipment was so much cooler then just going on a walking ghost tour with 20+ people. It was limited to just 10 of us and we were able to hear everything and ask all the questions we wanted. Our group is usually pretty chatty and nick was so patient with all of us and would interact with us one on one. If this is something you're interested in whether you're a skeptic or not I highly recommend you take this tour, such a great experience. Only thing I wish is that there were other tour locations he did, because we would definitely do this again!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Love this review! We're pretty sure we're the ONLY interactive tour in Charleston, which makes us the best by default... Lol. As far as other locations, we'll be expanding the current route very soon and who knows what other locations our adventures will take us.... Georgia, Florida, New Orleans???? We'll see... Thanks again for leaving this fantastic review!
star-5
Unique experience - a must do in Charleston!
John_O
, May 2022
Our tour with Nicholas was incredibly fascinating. We learned how to use specialized equipment commonly used in the ghost hunting field. He is a great story teller and is great at relaying historical events that took place in the area. We had a small group and managed to record many hours of data with his gadgets for us to investigate. I am looking forward to sitting down and reviewing all the data that we recorded during our experience! I would definitely recommend this as a must in Charleston!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Cannot thank you enough for recommending this experience as a must do! My hope is that each ghost hunter that works with us sees the passion and love we have for working in the paranormal field. Go through that data you recorded! Without a knowledge of the history of an alleged haunting, the evidence is meaningless. Thanks again for taking the time to leave this review, you are appreciated.
star-5
Not your typical ghost tour!
Bonilynn_F
, May 2022
I booked this ghost hunt for a mother/daughter weekend! My daughter LOVES ghosts shows and stories. I was looking for something different from the common walking ghost tours. After reading through the reviews and the fact that you get to use actual equipment, Stories In The Cemetery was the one to go with. Nick is very well versed in historical information! One person in our group actually brought her own equipment and Nick was excited with sharing quick suggestions and differences compared to his equipment. He is also up front with what to expect. Some nights are more active than others! Our tour was not a very active night but we did catch a couple orbs and many terms/phrases were caught on the spirit box corresponding to locations that we were exploring. I would definitely suggest booking a ghost hunt with Nick and plan on booking with him again the next time we are in town!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
What a phenomenally long review! WOW. Thanks so much for taking the time to tell others what to expect during this experience. Teaching people on my investigations different methods to their own equipment is my specialty.
star-5
Great way to explore the unseen parts of Charleston
Elaine_M
, Apr 2022
Very fun way to spend a night in Charleston! Hands on with real ghost-hunting equipment, and historical facts that enhance the hunt. Nick is very informative and looks out to make sure all the guests have a great time. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Elaine, love the title of your review: "unseen". That's right, we go to locations other ghost tours won't. Thanks for this review and pointing out that true ghost hunting is based on historical facts.
star-5
Nick was amazing, he had...
Kevan_H
, Apr 2022
Nick was amazing, he had great stories. Getting to use the equipment made the experience so much better than just walking around listening to a tour guide. Highly recommend it!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Kevan, thanks for bringing the family on this adventure. It was a blast taking you around the haunted city. Thanks for the review and recommending it to future ghost hunters.
star-5
Ghosts meet history for family night out
Jessica_H
, Apr 2022
Such a fun way to learn more about the city! Even my two grumpy teens were engaged and enjoyed themselves. We were still talking about it the next morning.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Grumpy teens seems to be my specialty! HA! So glad you not only enjoyed your experience but continued talking about it afterwards. This shows that your experience is definitely memorable. Thanks again for leaving this review! You are appreciated.
star-5
Great time!
Jeremy_H
, Apr 2022
Nick was an excellent story teller regarding the history of the sites we visited. He was informative and patient with the group on using the equipment to hunt for paranormal activity. The group gained some interesting information and all had a great time. Thank you Nick!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Jeremy, awesome review. Thank you for pointing out that paranormal activity is caught on this experience using real paranormal equipment, and used by the guests, not the guide! Your set of data showed some very interesting happenings and taught me a thing or two that I didn't already know. It's these nights, where I learn something as well, that seem to be the most fun. Thanks again!
star-5
Best experience in town!
havertykelly
, Apr 2022
Been on literally dozens of “Ghost Hunting” tours, from Salem Massachusetts to San Diego and Long Beach California. This is by far my favorite one ever. Nick does a great job at actually hunting for the truth, looking for the evidence. I will absolutely go with him again next trip through.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
I am humbled by your review, best title ever. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this review, Don. Your extra findings in your investigation data are warranted and I'm so glad you had excellent takeaways from your experience. Looking forward to taking you around our haunted city in the future!
star-5
Great tour with a great guide
Paul_P
, Apr 2022
Very informative and engaging the kids had a great time! We all enjoyed the history and getting to see how the tools worked and using them was very cool!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Paul, thanks so much for leaving this review! So glad the kids had a blast using the paranormal equipment. Seeing the equipment work first hand is definitely part of the experience. Thanks again for the review!
star-5
Excellent interactive experience!
Douglas_S
, Apr 2022
Great experience! This is a fully involved, interactive experience. Everyone stayed really engaged in our search and the information was so much more than a "ghost tale." Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for mentioning that all ghost hunters are engaged with this experience. Smaller groups allows me (and the team) to stay focused giving us a better chance of capturing real evidence from the real ghosts of Charleston. Thanks for recommending this to future ghost hunters, you are appreciated!
star-5
Great night!!
Paula_L
, Mar 2022
An amazing night with Nick. We all had equipment to search for the paranormal. Nick made sure everyone in the group was involved. We learned a lot about the spirits we were looking for. It was a lot of fun and my friends and I would highly recommend going on his tours.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for this very thoughtful review and for pointing out that everyone is involved in the investigation. You are appreciated!
star-5
Best Ghost Tour Ever
Bill_D
, Mar 2022
It was great to work with the tools and Nick is excellent. He provides some details but after using the tools we see how things match up to the full story of the history and is exciting to see the tools bring the history to life. Great tour and Nick is excellent
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Oh, the irony of saying my tools bring the dead's history to life! Thanks for leaving this fantastic review, you are appreciated!
star-5
Nick was so friendly and...
Meredith_D
, Mar 2022
Nick was so friendly and knowledgeable—such a fun thing to do with our teenage kids. Would definitely recommend
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Meredith, thanks so much for leaving a review and showing that this experience is family-friendly! You guys did fantastic hunting down the ghosts of Charleston. Thanks for recommending this to future ghost hunters.
star-5
Very unique
Anonymous
, Mar 2022
Very interactive and entertaining! My 8 yo loved it and caught something on the thermal imaging camera.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
What she caught was amazing! Thanks so much for writing this quick review to shows that paranormal evidence is caught during this experience.
star-5
Pick this Ghost Tour! Unique and Fun
mmart13
, Mar 2022
Nick was informative and knowledgeable. Definitely enthusiastic about the subject. Took time to educate us on how to have the best overall experience. Went above and beyond what was expected. A fun and interactive way to learn Charleston history.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
I cannot thank you enough for leaving this amazing review and pointing out that learning history is fun when done properly. Being involved with the storytelling and allowing the ghosts of Charleston to speak for themselves is a great way to explore our city. Thanks again for leaving this review, you are appreciated!
star-5
Great
Alex_N
, Feb 2022
Great experience, different and fun, pleasantly surprised with a great experience. Nick was a great storyteller and explained everything in detail.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Alex, so glad this experience surprised you! When designing the tour, we wanted to create a unique and memorable experience for all ages, believers and skeptics alike. Thanks for complimenting the care we take in teaching folks like you how to use ghost hunting equipment. You are appreciated.

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