Education Programs

Charleston Pirate Tours education program

Living History in Your Classroom!

Charleston Pirate Tours can come to your venue... whether it's a classroom 

or a convention hall.  We bring history alive and make it fun for the students. 

Of course, our authentic, period apparel and  our parrots immediately capture 

the attention and imagination of the children.


No matter what grade, from preschool to college, we can customize a program 

for your school to cover any aspect of Charleston history from the Colonial Period 

through the 20th century.  Just let us  know your curriculum standards, and we'll 

prepare a program for your class. 



Charleston history programs

From 1670 to Today

 Popular topics for our education programs and in-school field trips include Colonial Life, Charleston's role in the Revolution,  the Antebellum period, Civil War, Gullah Culture, Charleston Ghosts, and  our most popular program, “Golden Age of Piracy."


We can also bring our popular Treasure Hunt to your 

location and make history interactive for the kids!


Older kids love our Ghost and Gullah Legends program.  Teachers, 

don't worry...  the stories are historically based, so your students 

are learning and don't even realize it!



Charleston Pirate Tours education program

What Educators say:

"Both Eric and Bob were wonderful!  Kids and adults are still talking about them!  Thank you so much."  Eva Stratos,Belle Hall Elementary


"We ALL had a great time!  Thanks so much for everything you did to make this event run as smoothly as possible."  Denise Parker, Barnwell Elementary 


"When Eric Lavender walks into the room all activities cease, and the attention is totally focused toward the dreadlocks, the swashbuckling outfit and the parrot.  His stories of life on the Carolina coast as a pirate come alive and his audience is mesmerized.  Eric presented a program for the Edgar Allan Poe library and we are still talking about it.  His attention to detail, his life-like appearance and his ability to tell stories are all part of his alter ego.  The magic comes alive. He is truly a wonderful teller of stories."  Jeri England, Manager, Edgar Allan Poe Library, Sullivan's Island.


"Thank you so much for your recent visit and special presentations at The Schiele Museum in Gastonia,NC.  We really found your programs to be interesting, educational and great for all ages!  Thank you for all the time you spent with our guests and for going to extra mile.  We would love to have you back here very soon and highly recommend you to other museums, schools or families!  A++++++++++  We loved Capt Bob, he was great!!!!"  Amy Ballard, Schiele Museum of Natural History


"Eric and Capt. Bob were awesome!  The kids enjoyed Eric coming out to speak about pirates in the area." Will McElheny, Isle of Palms Rec Dep