Charleston Pirate Tours

79 Cumberland ST Tour starts at the Powder Magazine
Charleston, SC 29401


Explore Charleston’s piratical past on a tour that begins in one of Charleston’s oldest buildings, the National Historic Landmark Powder Magazine Museum. In authentic costume and accompanied by Capt. Bob, the parrot, Eric Lavender shares stories of the pirates who plundered, partied, and perished in Charles Towne. Eric brings Charleston's Golden Age of Piracy to life with stories of Blackbeard's siege of the city, the capture and execution of Stede Bonnet and other pirates, the romance between Calico Jack and Anne Bonny, and much more! Along the way, learn about some of the city’s most historical buildings and events.

Private tours, group tours, and step-on services available. Lectures, Storytelling presentations, education programs, and event entertainment also available.

Tickets available on Charleston Pirate Tour's website, by phone at 843-442-7299, at the Powder Magazine Museum, and all official Charleston Visitors Centers.

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Charleston Pirate Tours is a 2012 TripAdvisor Award of Excellence winner. The tour has been featured on Travel Channel, A&E, Lifetime and ETV.

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79 Cumberland ST Tour starts at the Powder Magazine
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-442-7299


  • Admission : M-Sa 10am; Su 1pm; F, & Sa 7:30pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving
  • Fee : Adults $19.50 ; ages 4-12 $13; 3 and under free
  • Visa/Master Card
  • American Express Card
  • Discover Card
  • Discounts : Military & Senior $15.50