Haunted Places in Isle of Palms, South Carolina



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    Old Village Post House - Guilds Inn

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    4.8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Once the "Guilds Inn" (until around 2004), this is now a restaurant and inn called "Old Village Post House". It was featured in "Haunted Inns of the Southeast" under its previous incarnation. The book suggested that the ghost of its previous owner, Captain Samuel Guilds, still haunted the ...


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    Boone Hall Plantation

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    5.2 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Boone Hall Plantation, in operation since the late 1600s, is said to be haunted by a soldier. His apparition has been seen attempting to remove a bullet from an injured fellow soldier.


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    Fort Sumter

    Charleston, South Carolina

    5.2 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Fort Sumter is said to be haunted by a soldier's ghost. On April 13, Union Army Major Robert Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter to the Confederates. He ordered a final 100-gun salute to the Union flag, and on the 47th shot, a gun misfired and killed Union Soldier Daniel Hough. Since ...


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    Patriots Point Museum - USS Yorktown

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    6.6 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Museum is an Essex-class aircraft carrier named in honor of the sunken USS Yorktown, destroyed in 1942 during the Battle of Midway. The vessel has been used in films "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and "The Philadelphia Experiment among others. Witnesses, both staff and visitors, have ...


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    Old Exchange Building

    Charleston, South Carolina

    7.7 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Rumor has it that the historic Old Exchange Building is haunted, and witnesses claim to have seen swinging chains and orbs in the basement, reportedly once inhabited by the pirate Blackbeard. Cold spots and doors that shut by themselves have been witnessed upstairs.


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    Dock Street Theatre

    Charleston, South Carolina

    7.8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The 1736 Dock Street Theater is said to be haunted by Nettie Dickerson, who came to town around 1840. She was 25, an old spinster by the day's standards, and although she was intelligent and attractive, no men would take her for a wife. Heartbroken, she got a church clerk ...


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    St. Philip's Graveyard

    Charleston, South Carolina

    7.9 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    St. Philip's Graveyard is adjacent to the historic St. Philip's Episcopal Church, established in 1680. Among those buried here are Southern writer DuBose Heyward, former U.S. vice president John C. Calhoun, and other politicians form the country's early days. An apparition of a woman crying over a grave has ...


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    Jasmine House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    7.9 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    According to reports, a guest in the Chrysanthemum Room awoke to find a woman's ghost standing near his bed. The guest said that the ghost didn't want him to leave the inn. To show her displeasure at his leaving, she tore up his newspaper into tiny pieces and left them ...


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    Meeting Street Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Rooms 303 and 107 are said to be haunted. The ghost of 303 has not been seen but apparently likes to play tricks with the doors. In room 107 there are reports of a female apparition.


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    White Point Garden

    Charleston, South Carolina

    8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Aka The Battery, White Park Gardens is said to be home to some spirits of pirates that were hanged here long ago. Rumor has it the ghosts walk through the park looking for their executioners.


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    Battery Carriage House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    If you are looking for a haunted room, you might try room 8 of the Battery Carriage House Inn. Many guests claim to have been awakened in the middle of the night by an apparition that is described as being a headless torso. Room 10 also has quite ...


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    Charleston Harley Davidson - Bicycle Shoppe

    Charleston, South Carolina

    8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Formerly Charleston Harley-Davidson, the Bicycle Shoppe is rumored to be haunted by a good and an evil spirit. Witnesses have noticed a strong, sweet fragrance in certain places on the premises.


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    Poogan's Porch

    Charleston, South Carolina

    8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The restaurant called Poogan’s Porch is housed in a 1888 home. Poogan was a friendly neighborhood stray dog who started to hang out on the porch when the restaurant opened, and he was adopted by the owner. Eventually Poogan passed away, and his little grave sits on the property. The ...


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    Talvande Mansion - Swords Gate House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    8.1 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    This very old house, now a private home, was a boarding school for teenage girls in the 1800s. When one of the girls eloped, damaging the school's reputation, Headmistress Madame Talvande turned the school into a fortress and watched the girls very closely. It is said that she still lingers ...


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    Hannah Heyward House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    8.2 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    This historic private home, originally built at the end of the Revolutionary War by war widow Mrs. Heyward, is said to be the site of ghostly appearances since 1805. That's when Mrs. Heyward first saw the ghost of her son James, whom she believed was on a hunting trip. She ...


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    Old Charleston Jail

    Charleston, South Carolina

    8.3 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The Old City Jail, built in 1802 and in operation until 1939, today is used by the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) as a laboratory and classroom. In its day, it housed many infamous criminals, including Lavinia Fisher, the first female mass murderer. It is believed to be ...


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    Rutledge Victorian Guest House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    8.6 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    At Rutledge Victorian Guesthouse, the ghost of a young girl who perished in a fire years ago is said to reside. She makes herself known by turning lights on and off and peering in from a window over the stairs. The smell smoke can be evident when the ghost is ...


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    Charleston Naval Shipyard

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    11.3 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    At the Charleston Naval Base, the apparition of a slave girl has been noticed in a clump of trees.


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    Yeamans Hall

    Hanahan, South Carolina

    14.5 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    According to local lore, the spirit of Mary Hyrne haunts this building where she once lived. She appears as a little lady in a period black dress with a white cap.


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    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Charleston, South Carolina

    18.3 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, the Magnolia Plantation is rumored to be haunted. The plantation has been owned by the same family since 1680; the investigation turned up unexplained music, a young girl's voice, a cough, and a woman's voice that asked "What are you doing?"


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    Rice Hope Plantation

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    22.3 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Mistress Chicken is the name of this plantation's resident ghost. She rocks in a rocking chair inside the Heron Room. It is said that she exists to comfort a child who once lived at this plantation and was once tied to a tombstone by a nasty schoolmaster as punishment. The ...


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    This Whole House

    Summerville, South Carolina

    27.2 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    This Whole House is a tearoom that's rumored to be haunted by a ghost named Mary Helen. The building dates as far back as 1875 and was once, allegedly, a brothel. Paranormal activity includes the sound of breaking dishes in the kitchen and objects being moved by unseen hands. Also, ...


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    Price House Cottage

    Summerville, South Carolina

    27.5 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    It is said that the ghost who resides here likes to make off with nice jewelry. The owner himself has had a pair of sapphire cufflinks go missing, and to add to the mystery, his daughter lost a ring that later turned up in an old thesaurus.


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    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum

    Summerville, South Carolina

    28.5 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum is also called Park Cemetery by some locals. Witnesses say a child, possibly one buried here named Jessie Blue Hyatt, has been heard crying here. Some visitors also report a phantom smell of smoke and a feeling of difficulty breathing.


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    Summerville Light

    Summerville, South Carolina

    28.9 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The Summerville Light is believed to be the ghost of a woman who lived here over 100 years ago. Legend has it that she met her husband at the train after work every night, with a lantern to guide them home. He was killed in a logging accident nearby, and ...


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    Jacksonboro Light

    Isle of Palms, South Carolina

    35.2 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    If you walk along Parkers Ferry Road late at night, you might catch a glimpse of a swinging lantern light, said to be carried by the ghost of a preacher who died when he was struck by a train one night while he was out searching for his daughter. ...


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    Cottageville Cemetery

    Cottageville, South Carolina

    42.2 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    A local legend surrounds Cottageville Cemetery. It says that those who drive around the cemetery three times, then drive into its center and flash their lights three times, will see the deceased leave their graves, walk around, and throw things.


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    Georgetown Light

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    46.4 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The 72-foot tall lighthouse, built around 1812, is said to be haunted by Annie, the daughter of a former lightkeeper who was a widower who was raising the 7- or 8-year-old on his own. One day as the two were returning to the lighthouse with supplies, a violent storm hit. ...


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    Heriot-Tarbox House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    49.8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Built around 1765, this is the house where the legendary Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of United States Vice President Aaron Burr and wife of South Carolina Governor Joseph Alston stayed in 1812 before the ship on which she was traveling disappeared. Her ghost has been seen all along the coastline ...


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    Cleland House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    49.8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Built in 1737, the house has a story to go along with its ghost. So it goes, Anne Withers, a possible relation of the John Withers listed on the historical marker in front of the house as one of the owners, fell in love with a sea captain. He once ...


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    Kaminski Building

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    49.8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The Kaminski Building is one of two that house Georgetown’s Rice Museum. The 1842 Kaminski Building was a retail store for many years. Witnesses at the museum have heard footsteps, including one set that sounds like it has a peg-leg, in the art gallery. It is also believed that an ...


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    Strand Theatre

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    49.8 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The 1941 Strand Theatre is home to some odd occurrences. Footsteps have been heard in the empty balcony, and during a production of Ghosts of the Coast, based on local ghost tales, the staff began to witness cold spots and whispers coming from the backstage area. A ghost hunter was ...


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    Bolem House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    49.9 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Folks here believe the house may originally have been built as a tavern for the sailors. Ghostly sailors have been seen and heard here: On Christmas Day in 1993, a resident came across a ghostly man in old-fashioned sailor attire in the kitchen. The witness said the sailor didn't appear ...


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    DuPre House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    49.9 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Reports say the DuPre house was once a bed-and-breakfast, but currently may be empty and up for sale. The house was built around 1740 and is said to have two ghosts in residence: a woman and her daughter, both from the Civil War era. Their spirits have been seen and ...


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    Morgan-Ginsler House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    49.9 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    This building was once used as a Civil War hospital for Union soldiers. Some folks say the strange sounds that come from the dining room are the sounds of Satan forcing the souls of the soldiers who died there to relive their last miserable moments.


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    1790 House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    50 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Although this building no longer operates as a B&B, back in the day it was said that a rocking chair in the "Rice Planter's Room" would often rock back and forth without anyone ever touching it.


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    Waterman-Kaminski House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    50 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    This house from around 1770 has a couple of sad ghost stories attached to it. As one goes, a little boy, age 8, was left in the care of the owners while the rest of his family took a trip. The family was lost at sea, and the little boy ...


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    Beth Elohim Cemetery

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    50.1 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Tales told about this, the second oldest Jewish cemetery in the state, center around best friends Pauline Moses and Eliza Munnerlyn. The two girls had planned to be married on the same day at the same time, but in different locations. However, both the girls caught yellow fever and died ...


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    Henning-Miller House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    50.1 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Built around 1760, some say this house has a ghost on its staircase. Rumor has it that when the British took over the home during the American Revolution, one of the officers fell down the stairs when he heard the daughter mention that Patriot hero Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion was ...


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    Chapel of Ease

    Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

    53.7 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The Chapel of Ease is reportedly a deserted church, and it's haunted. Rumor has it that when workers attempted to seal its old crypt, its ghostly residents wouldn't have it. The bricks used to seal the opening would be stacked in a neat little pile the next day.


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    Wedgefield Plantation

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    54.3 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The headless ghost of a beheaded British soldier is said to appear here, wandering about holidng a pistol and feeling around for his head. Along with him come the sounds of war, clattering and hoofbeats. The war sounds are often a precursor to the ghost's arrival.


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    Mansfield Plantation

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    54.7 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The Mansfield Plantation dates back to the early 18th century, and includes a bed and breakfast. Local ghost hunters claim that they recorded EVPs in the North Guest House that said "don't leave me".


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    Wigg-Barnwell House

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    56.4 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    This historic colonial house served as a hospital during the civil war, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors claim to have heard strange noises, have felt cold spots and have seen the apparition of a soldier. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Joseph Johnson House - The Castle

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    56.4 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The Castle is the 1850 Italian Renaissance home of Dr. Joseph Johnson, and it is rumored to be haunted. Its legend centers around the ghost of a dwarf named Gauche, who was a jester brought to the area by the French explorer Jean Ribaut in 1562. Gauche's apparition has been ...


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    Pelican Inn

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina

    58.3 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The two ghosts who haunt this inn are of the canine kind. An elderly caretaker here once owned two Boston terriers, and legend has it that one of them swam out in the surf to save a little boy's life. The dog soon passed away, and the other dog died ...


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    Old Sheldon Church Ruins

    Yemassee, South Carolina

    58.5 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The Old Sheldon Church was housed in a church built in the mid-1700s. The British burned it in 1779, during the Revolutionary War, but was rebuilt in 1826, only to be burned again in the Civil War. It is said to be haunted by an unknown Pilgrim woman in a ...


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    The Grey Man of Pawley's Island

    Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

    59.2 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    Pawley's Island has its own early warning system for hurricanes. Legend has it that a mysterious man dressed all in grey appears to certain individuals or couples and warns them of approaching hurricanes. These tales are usually told after each hurricane, where one lucky couple or family was ...


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    All Saints Cemetery

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina

    60.3 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    The ghost story in this cemetery centers on beautiful Alice Flagg, the sister of the weatlhy Dr. Allard Flagg who moved into the Hermitage in 1849. Alice fell in love with a young lumberman, but Dr. Flagg didn't approve of the match and sent him away. Angry with her brother, ...


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    All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina

    60.4 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    All Saints Episcopal Church has stood here since 1739, and its cemetery, haunted by a ghost named Alice, dates from 1822. Alice is buried beneath an oak tree under a flat gravestone bearing the name ALICE. Local legend says that those who walk around her grave 13 times backwards and ...


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    Litchfield Plantation

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina

    60.9 miles from Isle of Palms, SC

    This plantation's history dates back to 1740, and its most famous ghost is Dr. Henry Tucker, a member of one of the last families to own the plantation in the late 1800s. His apparition has been seen in the Blue Room, and he is said to be a friendly spirit. ...


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