In the spirit of Halloween approaching, Sandlapper Water Tours recommends the spooky water tour. Nestled in the heart of South Carolina, Charleston exudes charm and history, but beneath its genteel facade lies a city with a spine-tingling journey through some of Charleston’s eeriest and most mysterious locations. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a ghostly adventure, exploring three haunted and historic spots: Magnolia Cemetery, Secessionville Hallows, and Brick Kiln Ruins/Brickyard Plantation. Are you ready to brave the supernatural tales that lurk in the Lowcountry?
Magnolia Cemetery: Where Spirits Rest Uneasily
Magnolia Cemetery, founded in 1850, is one of Charleston’s most beautiful and haunted final resting places. As you glide through the serene waters of the Cooper River on your Sandlapper Water Tour, you’ll catch glimpses of moss-draped oaks and Spanish moss that lend an eerie, ethereal ambiance to the cemetery.
The burial grounds are said to be inhabited by the spirits of Confederate soldiers, Charleston’s elite, and even the famous poet Edgar Allen Poe’s lover, Annabel Lee. Mysterious lights, strange sounds, and apparitions have all been reported here, making Magnolia Cemetery a must-visit for those intrigued by the supernatural.
Secessionville Hallows: Echoes of the Civil War
As you venture further down the waterways, you’ll come upon Secessionville Hallows. This area served as a critical location during the Civil War, witnessing intense battles and countless lives lost. The restless spirits of soldiers are said to wander this marshy landscape still.
The stories of ghostly soldiers marching, drums beating in the night, and apparitions guarding their posts have been told for generations. Sandlapper Water Tours allows you to hear these tales while being immersed in the very waters where history was made.
Brick Kiln Ruins / Brickyard Plantation: A Glimpse into the Past
The Brick Kiln Ruins and Brickyard Plantation are another fascinating stop on your ghostly tour. These ruins were once a thriving brickyard during the 18th century, but today, they stand as a haunting reminder of Charleston’s industrial past. Stories of lost souls, strange lights, and eerie voices have made this place one of the most enigmatic in Charleston.
As you navigate the mazelike waterways, your knowledgeable guides from Sandlapper Water Tours will regale you with tales of apparitions, misfortune, and mysterious events that have taken place on this historic site.
Charleston is a city steeped in history, and with history comes stories of the supernatural. Sandlapper Water Tours offers a unique opportunity to explore the spooky side of the Lowcountry. As you cruise through the eerie waters, you’ll be captivated by the tales of restless spirits and unexplained phenomena that have left their mark on the city.
Whether you’re a paranormal enthusiast or simply seeking a different way to experience Charleston’s rich history, Sandlapper Water Tours’ spooky water tour is an adventure you will never forget. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the haunted past of Magnolia Cemetery, Secessionville Hallows, and the Brick Kiln Ruins/Brickyard Plantation, and dare to explore the supernatural side of this historic and enigmatic city.