We are just around the corner from that supernatural season, when ghosts and goblins come out to play. While Halloween used to be one night for kids to trick-or-treat, it has grown into a celebration for all ages that lasts beyond October 31.
Few American cities offer the mystical appeal and eerie history of Savannah, which makes this a perfect time to visit. A tour is a great way to experience the city while hearing these tales.
Take the Spine-Chilling Savannah Ghost Tour with Old Savannah Tours. This award-winning tour company offers two ghost tours: The Grave Encounters trolley tour that gives a thrilling overview of the city’s paranormal past; and the Boo Y’all Comedy Ghost Tour aboard an air-conditioned bus that celebrates a more light-hearted, spooky good time.
Ghost City Tours offers four spooky and unique tours through the Historic District. The Grave Tales Ghost Tours takes brave souls of all ages to locations like Savannah’s haunted mansions and historic homes, haunted cemeteries and burial grounds, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and more. Three other tours are adult-only as they delve into the more macabre history of the city. Those include the Beyond Good and Evil Tour, the Dead of Night Ghost Tour (16 years of age and above) and the Ghost City Haunted Pub Crawl.
Experience a curated, classic storytelling walking tour with Genteel & Bard’s Famous Savannah Dark History & Ghost Encounter Tour. This tour company’s storytellers give a voice to those souls who can no longer share their own tales. It’s a dark history, full of ghost lore and reported paranormal activity.
Feeling brave? Take a Hearse Ghost Tour. Yes, you will ride in an actual hearse, cruising to cemeteries and through the beautiful streets of the Historic and Victorian districts. Hear about spirits and ghosts believed to haunt Savannah. See buildings where strange energies linger. With a Ghostbuster-vibe, this is a paranormal journey you will never forget.
Savannah Ghost Walks are one-hour immersive excursions through downtown Savannah with a veteran guide of authentic haunted experiences. Your guide paints a picture of Savannah’s hidden history and mysterious nature. Delve into the mysteries of the graveyards, Low-Country folklore and ghosts of Savannah.
Not all of Savannah’s history is haunted. On the Savannah Legends and Myths happy hour tour, participants can learn about the happier history, along with some of its haunted past. Meet at Molly McPherson’s Scottish Pub before heading out to explore Savannah with drink in hand. This 90-minute walk meanders through Savannah streets and squares. Get drink specials at four bar stops along the way. You’ll even discover why Savannah is known as the City Built Upon the Dead.
No Savannah trip is complete without visiting its most famous cemetery, Bonaventure. Two-hour cemetery tours led by master storytellers are held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Learn about the city’s famous residents, as well as every-day Georgians at this cemetery, voted in the Top 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world.