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The haunted OLD CITY JAIL in Charleston, SC

The haunted OLD CITY JAIL in Charleston, SC

After living in Charleston for the past 29 years, I finally made my way to tour the haunted, OLD CITY JAIL.  Before the tour, I was really excited to finally see for myself what I had been hearing about for all these years.  The jail and it's characteristics have been featured many times on television.  After the tour....well....let's just say, I felt a little "unsettled".  The structure itself is very impressive.....the history of events that occured inside the building left a lasting impression with me.  After all, it was a JAIL.....built around 1802 and was a functional jail until 1939.  High seas pirates as well as Confederate and Federal prisioners of war were tenants of the jail.  Thousands died in the jail.

 What was I expecting ?  It sure wasn't the ordinary "downtown open house".

The haunted Old City Jail, Charleston, SC  The haunted Old City Jail, Charleston, SC

The haunted Old City Jail, Charleston, SC  The haunted Old City Jail, Charleston, SC

The haunted Old City Jail, Charleston, SC - The crane of pain  The haunted Old City Jail, Charleston, SC

Old City Jail, Charleston, SC  Old City Jail, Charleston, SC

Old City Jail, Charleston, SC  Old City Jail, Charleston, SC

Old City Jail, Charleston, SC  Old City Jail, Charleston, SC

The jail is located at 21 Magazine St, Charleston SC...and is open at various times throughout the year for tour.

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8 commentsJoye Hollis Ridgeway • October 25 2010 10:13AM

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That is cool, loved the pictures.  It does look a little creepy, especially the wheel chair.

Posted by Suzanne Gantner, GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR (Sky Realty, Central Texas Real Estate ) about 4 years ago

Joye,

If walls could talk, I wonder how much they'd say. Would we shiver? Would we cry? Would we be mad or glad? Would hearts sink to the bottom of our soul with sadness?

To think, every occupant was conceived by a mother and a father. There were siblings, grandparents and friends - once upon a time...

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could (Keller Williams Realty) about 4 years ago

Joye-

I have never visited the jail.  Sounds like a place my best friend and I need to hit.

 

Kim

Posted by Kim Peasley-Parker (AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.) about 4 years ago

Just the pictures themselves look haunted!  Wow, it makes me want to visit!

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)) about 4 years ago

OOOOO! I LOVE this sort of thing! How interesting it must have been.... Love the photo of the wheelchair, too!

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) about 4 years ago

Hi rainers !! Thank you all for your comments....jail, not a fun place to visit.  The tour was interesting and creepy at the same time.  Patricia was right on:  If walls could talk....Thanks for visitng.

Posted by Joye Hollis Ridgeway, - Homes, Land, Investment, Commercial (AgentOwned Realty, Charleston SC) about 4 years ago

Creepy was a good word to use for the jail.  Your visit was time right for Halloween... 

Posted by Diane Williams about 4 years ago

Hi Dianne, yes, I thought I was going to a Halloween Haunted house....it ended up being a "tour" of the haunted jail. Thanks !

Posted by Joye Hollis Ridgeway, - Homes, Land, Investment, Commercial (AgentOwned Realty, Charleston SC) about 4 years ago

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