Old City Jail


The Ghosts of Charleston's Old City Jail

Built in 1802 and operational until 1939, the Old Charleston Jail housed the city’s most notorious criminals. Among those criminals, John and Lavinia Fisher and members of their gang were kept there until their execution in 1820. Among other famous prisoners, Denmark Vessey, accused of planning a slave revolt in 1822, Jaque Alexander Tardy, pirate, […]

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