Posted on October 27, 2015 by Andrea Six
There are many ways to learn about the tragic tales of the supernatural, but none quite like the ghost tours in Savannah that take guests around eerie city squares, cemeteries, hotels and restaurants that might just harbor a very different kind of guest. If the supernatural sites are something you want to see on your next trip to one of “America’s Most Haunted Cities,” then be sure to try one of these ghost tours in Savannah.
Ghosts and Gravestones
Hop aboard a black trolley and be whisked away into the dark night by Old Town Trolley’s Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour. With a ghost host guiding the way, you’ll get to drive by the Colonial Park Cemetery, Mercer House, Sorrel-Weed House, Davenport House, Owens-Thomas House and The Pirates’ House. Also on this tour, guests get to stop at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the Perkins & Sons Ships Chandlery on River Street, where a 20-minute performance about the building awaits. Tickets are $30 for adults and $12.50 for children for this one-hour-and-15-minute ride. For more information, call (866) 955-1674.
Evening Haunted Trolley Tour
Old Savannah Tours has its own evening trolley tour in which visitors can hear a different set of tales than those spoken during the day. During this uninterrupted 90-minute Evening Haunted Trolley Tour, guides will uncover the stories of Alice Reily, Nathaniel Green and Anna, while traveling around town. This trolley doesn’t stop at the different houses, but lets guests get a glimpse of them while cruising through Downtown Savannah. Tickets are about $20. For more information, call (866) 374-8687.
Sixth Sense World
Sixth Sense World doesn’t just have a few haunted tours, they’ve got a whole line up which even includes walking tours of Bonaventure Cemetery and a ghost hunt. If you’d rather learn about the paranormal presence in Savannah than search it out, consider the 90-minute America’s Most Haunted City Tour or the two-hour Sixth Sense Savannah Tour, which takes guests to the Mercer House and the Old Candler Hospital. If you’re serious about the supernatural, then the two-hour, adults only Original Midnight Tour might just be the expedition for you, as it explores everything in the city’s history from exorcism to vampyres. Tickets range from $15-$30. For more information, call (912) 292-0960.
Trolley Tour of Historic Haunts
Old Savannah Tours journey aboard their white trolley not only takes guests to some of the most talked about supernatural sites, but even allows guests to tour the Rum Cellar at The Pirates’ House and the Sorrel-Weed house, which are claimed to be two of the most haunted buildings in Savannah. Ghost hunters even come from all over to visit the “Infrared Room” at the Sorrel-Weed House. But it isn’t just your six scent that gets filled in this tour; guests even have the option to have dinner at The Pirates’ House. Tickets are $37-47 for adults and $25-30 for children. For more information, call (912) 234-8141.
Hearse Ghost Rides
Trolleys aren’t the only vehicles traversing the bumpy streets of Savannah at night; black hearses roam the roads with living guests aboard who want to learn about the historic hauntings around town. With tours available in the sunshine and moonlight every day of the week, Hearse Ghost Tours makes it easy to see the supernatural side of Savannah almost any time. Tickets for this one-hour-and-15-minute ride are $17 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, call (912) 695-1578.
Creepy Crawl and Creepy Stroll
Savannah By Foot offers two different tours that allow guest to journey across brick sidewalks and cobblestone roads with their 90-minute family friendly Creepy Stroll and two-and-a-half-hour Creepy Pub Crawl, which offers another kind of spirit to guests. While the Creepy Crawl takes guests to a handful of different pubs and bars with their own set of secrets, the Creepy Stroll invites guests to get a better look at some of the homes in the Historic District, including the Hampton-Lillibridge House, Kehoe House and the Pirate’s House. Tickets for the Creepy Stroll are $16 for adults and $10 for kids, and tickets for the Creepy Crawl are $20. For more information, call (912) 238-3843.
If you’re still looking for something on the spooky scale, but aren’t up to listening to tour guides explain away Savannah’s past, then Escape Savannah just might be for you. This one-hour game is all about escaping Charlotte’s Parlor Room inside the Pemberton Estate, a Savannah home which has closed for years after the family’s daughter died inside the manor on the eve of her wedding. You and 10 others will have one hour to find clues, solve riddles and mysteries that will allow you to escape the room. Tickets are $23. For more information, call (912) 443-9353.