Walking into Savannah’s historic buildings, cemeteries or even the cobblestone streets themselves, it’s easy to see the ghosts of the past and imagine and tales that rise from its foundations. You don’t just have to imagine it, though. If you’re into “frightseeing” during your Savannah stay, supernatural tours are profuse in this Gothic enclave.
The Savannah History and Haunts Candlelit Ghost Tour, for example, doesn’t believe a guide needs to embellish the city’s ghost tales. After all, it’s been witness to war, executions, disease, hurricanes, murders and mystery. This 90-minute outdoor historical ghost walking tour leads participants by lantern light through the colonial city’s moss-draped oaks and historic squares. Hear ghost stories, legends, superstitions and history that runs deep and will make your blood run cold.
Savannah’s Ghost Encounters Walking Tour offers earbuds so you don’t miss any of the ghost stories. The Ghost Encounter tour is billed as Savannah’s creepiest, professionally curated interactive ghost-walking experience. Brave the shadows among tales of suicide at the Sorrel-Weed House; bloody war on Madison Square; the death and plague that filled Colonial Park Cemetery; the ghosts that haunt 12 Oglethorpe Ave., and more. No worries though, they’ll tell you where to buy sage and holy water.
The Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour visits four to five of Savannah’s haunted pub with a guide to weave tales of mystery and mayhem. Meet your guide at the Six Pence Pub and get ready for a spirited two-and-a-half-hour tour. Be sure to ask your bartender for your free glow in the dark to-go cup and get ready for a great night.
The Savannah Supernatural Haunted Walking Tour begins at the Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. Stroll through historic downtown with an experienced, informative and entertaining guide. Groups are limited in size so reserve your spot. Your guide Jodie is an energetic, master storyteller with more than five years of experience on the downtown tour circuit, so you can be sure that you will have a great time!
Another tour that hits local watering holes is the Haunted Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour, which starts at the Moon River Brewing Company. Get set for boos and booze, as well as lots of laughs. Ghost Hunter and Guide Spooky Steve regales guests with macabre tales about the city’s dark past and its lingering spirits. Visit a cemetery and four haunted pubs and taverns, including a hidden speakeasy. Not for the meek, the squeamish or those easily offended. This one is 21 and over only.