Holy City Pirates Tour


Pirates Tour

This fun and fascinating tour covers the sites and stories of the pirates connected to Charleston, including the gentleman pirate, Stede Bonnet, fearsome woman pirate Anne Bonny and, of course, the most infamous pirate of all…Blackbeard!
Horario: Daily
Hora de inicio: 11am
Duración: 90 minutes

This fun and fascinating 90-minute tour covers the sites and stories of the pirates connected to Charleston.

Learn about how the city's walls were made to keep out the pirates, but ultimately failed. See the home of Charleston's first Attorney General, Nicholas Trott, and talk about his efforts against pirates.

Here the stories of the pirates that plagued Charleston

  • Stede Bonnet
  • Anne Bonny
  • Mary Read
  • Lowther

Sites we see on the tour:

  • Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
  • High Battery
  • Missroon House
  • White Point Gardens
  • Pink House
  • Pirates House
  • St Philip's Cemetery
  • Powder Magazine
  • Nicholas Trott's House

Recommend for ages 12 and up.

Parking: Because this tour begins in the French Quarter and ends at the battery, street or metered parking near the intersection of Broad and Church Streets is recommended.

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more should review our group booking policy.

Charleston city regulations allow only 20 participants (including children) per tour guide.  This is a hard cap.  Reservations are required and must be an accurate number of persons, regardless of age.

Where:  We meet in the St. Phillips Church parking lot parking lot next to the Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland Street (map)

The tour ends at White Point Garden at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Duración: Approximately 90 minutes.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.

Though our tours work on a pay-what-you-like basis, we must charge $3 upfront cost per ticket to cover an admin fee and the tour tax that the City of Charleston imposes per participant on any tour within the city plus the administrative fees to handle.


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