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Spookiest Savannah Ghost Tours

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Seeing Savannah at night can be a fun and spooky experience. The city is known as one of the most haunted in America. Whether you want to join a pub crawl or a walking history tour, you're sure to have a good time. (Getty Images)

While it may seem like a quaint Southern town by day, Savannah, Georgia , is purportedly one of America's most haunted cities. The city's ghostly reputation may be related to the bloody Civil War, the yellow fever epidemics of 1820 and 1876 or the numerous murders that took place throughout its history. These chilling tales make the haunted city of Savannah the perfect backdrop for a ghost tour. Below, you'll find the top U.S. News picks of the best tours in town, compiled using both expert input and traveler sentiment. These haunting tours cater to all crowds, from families with kids to those who need a little liquid courage before seeking out the paranormal.

Savannah Ghost Walker – The Savannah Ghostwalker Tour and Ghost Hunt

Price: From $25 Duration: 2.5 hours

During this approximately 2.5-hour tour, guides (or "ghostwalkers") lead you down live oak-lined streets past haunted antebellum homes to battlefields and hidden cemeteries where paranormal events are a common occurrence. As you walk, ghostwalkers recount the scary stories of Savannah's eerie past. You can even search for otherworldly activity with your own "ghost-hunting" equipment. Travelers enjoy guides' ability to highlight the city's historical facts in their ghost stories. Visitors also say that the electromagnetic field meters add a fun twist to the tour.

Tours generally run nightly at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $25 per person. Savannah Ghostwalker limits its tours to 15 people, and alcohol is not permitted.

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Ghost City's Haunted Pub Crawl takes tourgoers to several bars in Savannah while sharing their spooky secrets. (Courtesy of Ghost City Tours)

Ghost City Tours – Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl

Price: From $30 Duration: 2 hours

This adults-only (21 and older) evening pub crawl takes travelers to some of the city's most haunted pubs and taverns. During the roughly two-hour Savannah ghost tour, guides share creepy tales about each bar stop. Thanks to Savannah's lack of open container laws, you can take an alcoholic beverage with you and imbibe along the walk. Most reviewers say the tour provides a fun outing and the ghost stories are entertaining. Others complain of busy bars and expensive drinks.

Tours run daily at 8 and 9 p.m., though additional times may be available on the weekends. Tickets cost approximately $30 per person. For a more family-friendly experience, consider the company's Grave Tales Tour.

Genteel & Bard – Savannah Dark History & Ghost Encounter Tour

Visit some of Savannah's most haunted locales on this spine-chilling experience. Over the course of two hours and nearly a mile, a local tour guide will take small groups through the city, spinning tales about Colonial Park Cemetery and the Sorrel Weed House, among other historic landmarks. Note that the entire tour takes place outside – you do not actually go into any buildings. As an added bonus, the guide wears a microphone and all tourgoers receive their own personal earbuds with a wireless receiver so that they don't miss one scary story. Reviewers mention that guides are passionate, entertaining and great storytellers. They also appreciate the earbuds as there is never an issue with hearing.

Genteel & Bard offers its ghost tour at multiple times between 8 and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tickets start at $30 per person and must be purchased in advance. The company also offers history walking tours and women's history walking tours of Savannah.

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Blue Orb Tours – Savannah Shadows Tour

Price: Adults from $30; kids from $25 Duration: 1.5 hours

Blue Orb's Savannah Shadows tour is based on the book of the same name written by the company's founder, Tobias McGriff. This 90-minute tour is suitable for all ages and stops at locations known for their paranormal activity, such as the Hanging Square (generally known as Wright Square). Many reviewers comment that the tour offers the right mix of history and storytelling, along with chilling details. Others say that though the tales are spooky, they aren't too scary for kids.

Tickets start at $30 for adults and $25 for children 12 and younger. Tours are typically offered Wednesday through Sunday at 8 p.m. For a real thrill, the company offers an adults-only Zombie Tour that focuses on the Voodoo concept of the walking undead.

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Ghost & Gravestones of Savannah – Ghost & Gravestones Trolley Tour

Price: From $36 Duration: 1.5 hours

On the Ghosts & Gravestones trolley tour, you'll drive by cemeteries, squares and mansions known for their ghostly residents. Along the way, you'll visit two of Savannah's most haunted locales: the Andrew Low House and Perkins & Sons Ship Chandlery. The chandlery is located on River Street , which is considered a hotbed of paranormal activity. According to some reviewers, the tour guide's theatrics are cheesy rather than scary. Travelers also warn the chandlery is set up like a haunted house, so you'll want to prepare young children for some startling surprises. The company rates its tour PG-13, though several reviewers say it's family-friendly. Children must be 6 or older, and no one younger than 18 can ride without the supervision of an adult.

Tours, which last approximately 90 minutes, depart nightly at various times starting around 7 p.m. Tickets start at $36 per person. Keep in mind: You may be required to climb some stairs while on tour. The company also offers combination tickets for trolley sightseeing tours during the day.

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Hearse Ghost Tours – Public Hearse Tour

Price: From $35 Duration: About 1.5 hours

Drive through Savannah's spookiest cemeteries and pass through parts of the Historic District in an open-air hearse once used by funeral parlors. Hearses can accommodate up to eight tourgoers. Some reviewers say the guides are funny and entertaining, while others complain the stories lack depth and are not scary.

Tours, which last 75 minutes, are offered at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. daily and have pickup locations at Franklin, Oglethorpe and Telfair squares in the Historic District. Tickets start at approximately $35 per person. The company also runs private outings as well as a bar crawl ghost tour.

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Shannon Scott Tours & Events – Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour

Price: From $45 Duration: 2.5 hours

What could be more spine-chilling than being locked behind the gates of Bonaventure Cemetery ? On this after-hours cemetery tour, you'll spend an evening listening to humorous and macabre tales of romance and death featuring the city's most notable deceased residents. Reviewers rave about this tour and guide Shannon Scott's storytelling ability; many travelers find him mesmerizing.

Tickets start at around $45 per person. Tours run Saturdays at 6 p.m. and last approximately 2.5 hours. Prefer to explore the cemetery while it's still light out? The company also offers cemetery tours during the day.

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6th Sense World – Sixth Sense Savannah Ghost Tour

According to reviewers, it's the entertaining guides that set 6th Sense World apart from other ghost tour operators in the city. During the company's two-hour ghost tour, you'll hear spooky tales about some of the city's most haunted locales, including the Mercer-Williams House , the Hamilton-Turner Inn and the Candler Hospital, among others. Participants describe the tour as creepy, engaging and educational.

Tours run nightly at multiple times between 7 and 10 p.m., depending on the season and day of the week. Tickets for the earlier tour times start at $30 per person; 9:30 and 10 p.m. tours – which are restricted to participants 16 and older – start at $35. Discounts are available for members of the military. The company also offers daytime tours of Bonaventure Cemetery, among other options.

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You and your family can witness haunted Savannah with chilling stories and eerie properties that paved the road to Savannah’s infamous reputation!

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Join 6th Sense World Savannah — the leading tour company in uncovering Savannah’s haunted history and heritage. Gather your friends and family and join us as we explore our beautiful city’s rich and varied past. Come experience what everyone is talking about! Our master storytellers bring our Savannah Ghost Tours, including America’s Most Haunted City Tour ,  and Bonaventure Cemetery Tours to life with thrilling stories and true to life mysteries!

We invite you to come along for a leisurely stroll and explore the ethereal and haunting side of Savannah ~ America’s Most Haunted City®. Bring your cameras, your enthusiasm, and… an open mind.

Investigate the paranormal. Haunted by the paranormal for centuries, Savannah’s beauty and charm have captivated the souls of spirits and enticed them to stay. Investigate the city’s otherworldly phenomena during this exciting tour of potential paranormal discovery.

Discover why 6th Sense World Savannah is  not just one of the oldest Savannah Ghost Tours and Bonaventure Cemetery Tours, but the best! There may be other ghost tours in Savannah, but why not choose the company that helped pave the way in bringing Savannah’s haunted heritage to light more than two decades ago? We are the trendsetters and bar raisers.

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What are people saying about 6th Sense World Savannah?

We did the 2 hour walk and it was super fun! Great stories and history of Savannah and some of our photos turned out some spooky faces in Windows!! Well worth the money and fun for the entire family! My kid also had a blast with the emf detector!

My mom and I went on the 2 pm Boneventure your and despite the weather being wet and rainy , Dawn was amazing . Her knowledge was extensive ! She not only had a deep understanding of the history of Savannah and the cemetery , but her anecdotes and personal connection to the city made the tour brilliant! 10/10 would recommend ! She also brought umbrellas for those of us who didn’t have during the rain!

We had a great time on this tour. We have lived here for five years and have gone on a couple of haunted walks. This was by far the best one we have been on.

Prince was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable and made it super fun! Love his sense of humor as well! Me and my husband realy enjoyed it! I loved hearing all the different stories of the houses and was and still am completely freaked out! The last house really got me....Scary just doesn't even cover it!

This was my first time using sixth sense, third time doing a tour in savannah. Prince was great and the stories and homes were all completely different than past tours. My kids loved it too!

My husband and I enjoyed our tour with Sixth Sense. Prince was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Everyone should try a tour to find out some of the history if they haven't while visiting Savannah. I snapped a few pictures along the way and it appears that there is something in the window. Thoroughly pleased with my experience.

We had a great experience with the spirit formally known as Prince. He knew his stuff and he wasn't over-the-top and dramatic. He told the stories with energy and even threw a little humor in there. We really enjoyed it.

My friends and I had been on various ghost tours in Savannah. Our guide was very informative on the houses and the history behind the buildings. He did a great job relaying the stories and adding his own experiences at each location. Which made the tour more intriguing & personal. Wish it could’ve been longer.

We had such an amazing guide for our Truthseeker's Tour! He kept us enthralled with tales of the macabre, shared previous guests' stories and pictures, answered every question, and was willing to listen to anything we wanted to share. He must have taken us through a time slip, as there is no other way the tour lasted two full hours! If you want a true experience, make sure you go with The Spirit Formerly Known As Prince!

Great stories! I've been on this tour 3 times. It was interesting each time. The walking isn't bad and it makes you feel the history of the past even more.

I took a Bonaventure Cemetery tour with Laura Moonwoman and learned so much. I had no idea what the symbolism on gravestones meant. I learned about Savannah's leading and not to leading citizens. Well worth the price.

Our guide was the Spirit formerly known as Prince. He took us to many creepy locations and told us some awesome stories and even showed us photos he and other guests caught that are tough to explain. If you like history that's spooky this two hour walking tour is filled with it and Prince makes it fun. Highly recommended!!

The event started slow but once going it was amazing. Our guide, Prince, brought the evening alive. Or maybe brought the dead back to life. He did a great job.

We had a great tour with "Prince". Learned a lot of interesting history about Savannah on this tour. I didn't see any ghost lol, but we did get some floating orbs in our pics. I'll let you decide if it is spirits or just the lights :) There is an 18+ option with this tour; however, they do let people younger go on the tour.

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Savannah's known as "America's Most Haunted City," and is one of the nation's top cities for ghost tours.  Why not enjoy a little bit of Savannah's spirited fun while you're here?  To reserve your place, just add your tickets to your reservation during the booking process.  Or, send us an email  if we can help. 

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Walk through Savannah with paranormal investigators in the Savannah's Ghost Research Society.  

* Adults & Children:  $29 * Tours given every night * Two different tours:  8 pm and 10 pm * Leaves from Telfair Square (A five minute walk from The Marshall House) * Duration:  90 minutes * Walking Tour, about 1 mile

8 PM - Voices of the Dead:   Hear stories of shadow people, murder, and of cemeteries that have been paved over. Watch and listen to evidence of both residual and intelligent entities that still reside within these historic homes. Find out why one home required us to bring in a Catholic priest to perform an exorcism.  Some of the locations on the tour include:  The Colonial Park Cemetery, 12 West Oglethorpe Ave., The Historic Savannah Theatre, The Foley House Inn, and The Sorrel-Weed House.

10 PM - The Restless Souls:   Discover the history of hotels that were once converted into hospitals during the Yellow Fever Epidemic and during the Civil War. Find out about a serial killer that came to Savannah in the 1990's. Listen to stories of poltergeist activity and hear evidence of malevolent spirits that still cause physical attacks in these buildings to this very day.  Some of the locations on the tour include:  The Marshall House , The Moon River Brewing Company, Bradley's Lock & Key, The Chart House, Alligator Soul Restaurant, and The Pink House.

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Haunted guide, take a ride to a different dimension…, where reality and the supernatural collide., about this tour, welcome to the “ghost-iest” city.

Widely considered by ghost hunters and paranormal investigators as being America’s Most Haunted City and seen on The Today Show and the Travel Channel, Savannah’s dark past is unveiled on this spooky tour! Learn about the city’s origins with its founding in 1733 when it was built upon native American burial grounds. Will you encounter the ghost of Civil War General Robert E. Lee at the famous Andrew Low House? Take the Trolley of the Doomed to the burial grounds in Wright Square and try to contact the spirits at the Perkins & Sons Ship Chandlery!

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Discover more than just the eerie tales of Savannah’s spooky past. Journey through the breathtaking charm of the Hostess City of the South and learn all about its illustrious history aboard the Old Town Trolley.

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Ghosts & Gravestones

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  • Hear tales no other tours tell as shadows play tricks on your mind
  • EXCLUSIVE night-time entry into 2 of Savannah’s most haunted venues
  • First is a stop at the Andrew Low House
  • Then on to the Perkin’s & Son’s Ship Chandlery

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Savannah Ghost Tour

Do you dare join the other brave souls aboard the trolley of the doomed to experience “the darker side” of “america’s most haunted city”.

Your voyage will take you throughout Savannah’s historic district, focusing on some of Savannah’s most haunted sites, eerie legends and frightening residents. Your Ghost Host will entertain you with their expert storytelling and knowledge of all things “shadowy and sinister.” One never knows what one might encounter when you “cross-over” aboard Ghosts & Gravestones

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Journey through time with EXCLUSIVE nighttime entry into TWO of Savannah’s most haunted venues.  FIRST is a stop at the Andrew Low House. There have long been reports of spirits that inhabit the home and tales of staff seeing apparitions. THEN on to the Perkin’s & Son’s Ship Chandlery to commiserate with the spirits and truly EXPERIENCE the stories of haunted River Street.

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This lovely John Norris designed mansion combines elements of Grecian and Italian Villa styles and sports one of Savannah’s most stunning ironwork balconies. There have long been reports of spirits that inhabit the home, tales of staff seeing apparitions dressed in old-fashioned clothes and furniture moving with no one occupying it.

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Located on River Street, which many believe is the paranormal epicenter of “America’s Most Haunted City”- Perkins and Son’s stands as a testament to the bustling port business that once took place right at its doorstep.

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Your voyage will take you throughout Savannah’s historic district, focusing on some of Savannah’s most haunted sites, eerie legends and frightening residents.

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Savannah ghost host

Your Ghost Host will entertain you with their expert storytelling and knowledge of all things “shadowy and sinister.” One never knows what one might encounter when you “cross-over” aboard Ghosts & Gravestones.

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Ghost Tour Schedule

Ride the trolley of the doomed before it's too late..., tours depart nightly..

Subject to availability

We are open Thanksgiving and Christmas evening 2023.

Closed Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17.

Tour times vary depending on the time of year.

Where to find us:.

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards at the Simply Savannah Depot. 301 East River Street. Directly to the right of the Lincoln Street ramp on River Street.

Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes.

October means Halloween and our tours sell out quickly. ADVANCE securing of your ghost tour is highly recommend, especially for the week of Halloween, October 24 to October 31. Space is very limited for this very popular excursion, so DON’T DELAY!

Warning: Strobe lights may be used. This tour is rated PG-13. No children under 6 allowed. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18.

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Your Gravedigger Host will share with you the tales of Savannah’s past and its spooky side. Then, we’ll explore Perkin’s and Sons Ship Chandlery; only Ghosts & Gravestones gives you exclusive nighttime entry for this haunting experience.

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Welcome to Savannah, a beautiful southern city that is brimming with gorgeous architecture, natural beauty and fascinating history. Savannah, Georgia is known for all of these things; but it’s also known for being the most haunted city in the United States.

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Explore the deep, dark past that is just as intriguing. Considered to be one of the most haunted cities in America, Savannah beckons paranormal enthusiasts and everyone who’s the least bit curious about ghosts.

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Savannah has earned a reputation as America’s most haunted city. It’s not surprising that this lovely Southern city has its share of haunted cemeteries – a must visit for anyone who’s ready to have a paranormal experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never taken a haunted tour. why should i start now + -.

  • They’re not all scary.
  • It can be a fun way to be a tourist in your own backyard.
  • You can find them in almost any destination.
  • They give you an inside look at local culture based on their ghost stories and legends.

What’s the difference between Ghosts & Gravestones and other Savannah tours? + -

It can help you gain a new perspective and you get to explore the city in the dark and very different way.

How do the Ghost Hosts interact with guests during the haunted tours? + -

Ghost Hosts accompany you through the sinister streets and graveyards on your ghost tour, providing background information and ghostly tales of the city’s haunted past.

What haunted places does the ghost tour visit? + -

You’ll visit the Andrew Low House and Perkin’s and Sons Ship Chandlery!

Does the tour run on holidays and holiday weekends? + -

Go to Tour Schedule for details.

Does the ghost tour run in the rain? / What's the inclement weather policy for the ghost tour? + -

YES! The tour runs on dark and stormy nights. The only time tours will be cancelled due to weather is if conditions prove to be too dangerous to proceed. In this event all reserved parties will be notified.

Where does the ghost tour start? / Where does the ghost tour depart from? + -

Go to Map and Directions .

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? + -

Reasonable accommodations for all of our disabled guests will be made. Please call us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Unfortunately, because a significant portion of our tour takes place in historic sites that do not have any accommodations for people with disabilities (as historic sites, they are exempt from such requirements), and include stairs, cobblestones, and other types of rough terrain, the tour is not recommended for guests who are unable to safely navigate such elements.

Is the ghost tour too scary for my kids? / Is the tour suitable for children? + -

This tour is rated PG-13 and is not intended for young children. Due to the loud noises on our tour, children under the age of 6 are not allowed onboard. It is not a haunted house; but it is a historical tour turned completely on its head. We use haunted house style moments, historical facts, and creative storytelling to thrill, entertain, and scare our guests.

Do we need reservations for the ghost tour? + -

Yes. Ghosts & Gravestones has a limited number of seats per tour and frequently sells out.

How much walking is there? + -

Comfortable shoes are recommended so that you don’t become dead on your feet during the walking portions.

Are the ghost stories true or make believe? + -

The stories are based on local legend and lore and have been historically researched. The stories weave together the history and haunted tales associated with the sites.

Are we going to see a ghost on the haunted tour? + -

Many of our guests have reported unusual sightings on the tour. Remember to have your camera ready… you never know what might appear.

What is a ghost tour? + -

A ghost tour gives you the opportunity to visit and learn about the haunted past of the city. With a mix of historic ghost tales, jump scares, and more, it’s an enjoyable way to visit and learn about the city’s ghostly past.

Can a private ghost tour be booked? + -

Ghosts & Gravestones can arrange any group tours – small or large parties can be accommodated on a ghost tour.

Why should I take a ghost tour? + -

A ghost tour is an excellent way to visit and learn about the haunted past of the city.

What are the most popular haunted attractions on the tour? + -

There are a variety of attractions on the ghost tour. Some of the most popular are “the Andrew Low House”, “Perkin’s and Sons Ship Chandlery” and many others.

Is the ghost tour open on Halloween? + -

Yes, the ghost tour is open and running on Halloween.

Are food and drinks allowed while on the tour? + -

Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Savannah Ghost Parking

See below for parking available near our departure point. please note that these are not run by ghosts & gravestones.

Prices subject to change.

There are 3 small parking lots along River Street. Parking can be problematic in this area. You may take advantage of parking up on Bay Street. When parking for the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour, keep in mind that the intersection of Lincoln Street and Bay Street offer the closest parking.

Metered parking is available in the Historic District and varies from $1.00 to $2.00 per hour depending on the street. 8am – 8pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday is free.

Lincoln Parking Garage Address: 20 Lincoln Street – Map Fees apply.

Parking at Meters and Pay Station spaces are free Monday – Saturday after 8 p.m. and free all day on Sunday.

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Insider’s Guide to Haunted Houses in Savannah

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The façade of the Davenport House in Savannah looks spooky at night, with a pale yellow glow emanating from a barred vault located between the home's curved front staircases

Today I’m going to share the details of some of my favorite haunted houses in Savannah, Georgia, as well as a couple lesser-known options that aren’t always mentioned during Savannah ghost tours .

Why is Savannah so spooky? Let’s see…

Old Southern live oaks dripping in Spanish moss? Check. Dimly lit cobblestone streets? Got ‘em! Stately mansions that haven’t changed much in centuries? Too many to count!

Those mansions are stunningly beautiful, too, and a few of them are rumored to have ghostly inhabitants.

The façade of the Davenport House in Savannah looks spooky at night, with a pale yellow glow emanating from a barred vault located between the home's curved front staircases

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If you’re new around here, first of all… welcome !

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Haunted Houses in Savannah

Before I start on this post, I should probably let you know I actually prefer debunking ghost stories to retelling the same old tales you hear on the ghost tours.

Savannah is interesting enough without all the made up bits and rumors, so I don’t think it needs any embellishment.

I tend to think of the ghost tours and haunted house tours as a fun way to bring Savannah’s history to life. Just make sure you go on a tour that doesn’t make up ridiculous details. (If you’re curious, this is the one I recommend most .)

Now that you know that, let’s get into the details behind Savannah’s most haunted homes !

NOTE: Many of the homes listed below are private residences. Please refrain from trespassing, peeking in windows, or posing on staircases for photos.

Sorrel Weed House

Address: 6 W Harris Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401 Tours Available: Yes, you can take guided tours and do paranormal lock-ins inside the home Parking: Paid street parking is available in the area

The Sorrel Weed House is popular amongst ghost hunters for a couple reasons:

  • There are only a handful of (reportedly) haunted houses in Savannah that allow tours of the interior, and the Sorrel Weed House is one of them.
  • The house and its spirits have been featured on the History Channel, “Ghost Hunters”, and HGTV’s “If Walls Could Talk.” You’ll also find stories about it in notable publications like the Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast, and USA Today.

Thanks to a hard-working PR representative, word has gotten out that the Sorrel Weed House is one of Savannah’s most haunted houses . Because of that, people flock to it daily in search of ghostly spirits.

Historic B&W aerial view of the three-story Sorrel-Weed House surrounded by a brick wall. The surrounding trees are bare and the streets are wet as if it rained recently. Old Model T Ford-style vehicles are parked in the road out front

Ghost Stories About the Sorrel Weed House

The spooky stories about this house abound…

For example, there are rumors of multiple suicides at the Sorrel Weed House, and some visitors claim to feel a dark energy within the home. There are also reports that watches and cell phone batteries drain abnormally fast in the basement. Some people claim to have a difficult time breathing in the carriage house (where enslaved individuals once resided). Others claim to see apparitions reflected back to them from the fancy gilded mirrors found throughout the main residence.

Intriguing…

I’ve visited the home multiple times and have done plenty of in-depth research about it, and I haven’t sensed any type of negative energy lingering on the property.

I do, however, think it’s a beautiful home and one that’s worth visiting on a history tour.

Give my debunking the “haunted” Sorrel Weed House post a read, and let me know what you think of the research I uncovered! I’ve had numerous media outlets reach out to me about the information I exposed.

Can you tour the interior? If you decide you want to visit, this ghost tour stops by the exterior of the house, and you can always visit the Sorrel Weed website to check out your many options for exploring the interior.

432 Abercorn Street

Address: 432 Abercorn, Savannah, Georgia 31401 Tours Available: No, it’s a private residence Parking: Paid street parking is available in the area

This residence, which is also known as the Benjamin Wilson House, is often listed as the most haunted house in Savannah .

It was abandoned for decades, so I won’t deny that the house looked pretty darn spooky for a very long time! (Whenever any houses in Savannah look spooky, it tends to stir the imagination.)

Peach-colored mansion at 432 Abercorn Street with side porches stretching across both the second and third stories and an elegant curved staircase leading to the front door

Ghost Stories About 432 Abercorn Street

There are lots of ghost stories about this house, so I’ll just mention a few of the most-repeated ones…

Some people believe the home’s original owner and namesake, Benjamin Wilson, accidentally killed his daughter by leaving her locked in a room until she died of heat exhaustion.

Another unsubstantiated rumor is that three young children were murdered at 432 Abercorn and their bodies were found spread out in the shape of a pentagram inside the home. One additional child was supposedly there at the time, but that child reportedly survived the slaying.

There is yet another rumor that Anton LaVey attempted to purchase and convert the home into the East Coast headquarters for the Church of Satan.

In fact, there are so many haunted rumors about this home that I wrote an in-depth post attempting to debunk them all. I think I did a pretty good job of it, too!

You can find that post here: 432 Abercorn Street: Haunted Mansion…or Just a Rumor Mill?

It’s definitely worth a read. This is one truly fascinating house!

As I mentioned above, the Benjamin J. Wilson house was recently purchased and fully restored, and the new owners currently live in it full time.

They haven’t mentioned any spirits, but that doesn’t stop ghost hunters from stopping by to gawk at it.

Can you tour the interior? No, it’s a private residence. If you venture past on your own or with a ghost tour, it’s polite to view it from across the street in Taylor Square (formerly Calhoun Square).

Mercer Williams House

Address: 429 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401 Tours Available: Yes, guided history tours are available of the interior Parking: Paid street parking is available in the area

The beautiful Mercer Williams House is located on the southwest corner of Monterey Square, which is one of the prettiest squares in Savannah.

Since it was the scene of the crime for one of Savannah’s most notorious shootings and was made famous by the book, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” it’s a very well-known home.

Looking through greenery in Monterey Square towards the red-brick façade of the Mercer Williams House, which is considered one of the most haunted houses in Savannah

Ghost Stories About the Mercer Williams House

Like many homes in Savannah, the Mercer Williams House has gone through periods of time where it was inhabited and moments when it stood empty.

During one point when it was abandoned, an 11-year-old boy wandered into the house and then tragically fell to his death from the top level of the home. He was impaled on the beautiful wrought iron fence that surrounds Mercer Williams House.

Some folks speculate that he could have been pushed off the roof by an evil spirit. Of course, it could’ve all just been a tragic accident, too — we’ll never know for sure.

If you look closely, some say you can still see a missing piece of the fence marking the spot where he died.

When Jim Williams (of “Midnight” fame) owned the home, he became involved in a volatile relationship with a young local escort named Danny Hansford.

At one point, Hansford attempted to shoot Williams. However — according to Williams — Hansford’s gun jammed during the attempt. That left Williams just enough time to grab his own weapon and shoot Hansford in self defense.

Williams was tried and eventually acquitted for the murder.

Since Williams later died in nearly the same spot where Hansford was originally shot, some people claim Hansford’s ghost returned to finally avenge his death.

Learn more about the home: I did my best to debunk the hauntings of the Mercer Williams House , too — although I didn’t necessarily succeed.

Davenport House

Address: 324 E State Street, Savannah, GA 31401 Tours: Yes, the home is open for historic tours Parking: Paid street parking is available in the area

This beautiful home was built in 1820 for Isaiah Davenport. He and his wife had 10 children, but only six of them survived to adulthood.

When Davenport died of Yellow Fever in 1827, his wife opened their home as a boarding house to help support the family.

Peering through dark shrubbery and faded hydrangea blooms at the red-brick façade of the Isaiah Davenport House, which is considered to be one of the most haunted houses in Savannah

Is the Davenport House Haunted?

The ghost of a young girl — possibly one of the Davenport’s deceased daughters — has reportedly been seen throughout the home. Sometimes people claim to see her playing in the attic.

Passersby also claim a “ghost cat” watches over the area from inside the home. Sightings have been reported over the course of many years, and they always share the same description.

During the mid-1900s, the Historic Savannah Foundation purchased the Davenport House to save it from demolition. It has since operated as one of the more popular museums in Savannah .

If you’re looking for something unique to do in October in Savannah , I suggest the “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820” living history event.

During the event, actors dress in period costume and delve into the history of the city’s Great Yellow Fever epidemics, such as the one that claimed Isaiah Davenport’s life.

Each room in the house features a dramatic reenactment demonstrating how Yellow Fever ravaged Savannahians without regard to wealth or status. No one was spared — from the working-class African American families in Yamacraw Village to wealthy business owners residing in the Historic District.

Can you tour the interior? Yes, purchase tickets in person or on their website. (If you’ve ever toured the Davenport House and have seen anything strange, I’d love to hear about it!)

The Pirates’ House

Address: 20 E Broad Street, Savannah, GA 31401 Tours: No, but it currently operates as a restaurant, and diners are welcome to tour the building Parking: They have a parking lot that is available to guests who are dining at the restaurant

Old wooden building with blue shutters and exposed red bricks

Is The Pirates’ House Haunted?

If we’re keeping tabs on the oldest houses in Savannah, this one takes the cake!

The Herb House portion of The Pirates’ House was constructed back in 1734, so it’s one of the oldest buildings in the entire state of Georgia.

The building currently operates as a restaurant, and there are plenty of spooky tales about the place to keep you entertained during your meal.

Let’s start with the rum cellar, since that’s where many of the stories originate.

Back in the mid-1700s, the house operated as an inn and tavern that was popular amongst sailors who were passing through the port of Savannah.

It’s rumored there are tunnels leading from the rum cellar out to the Savannah river.

Back in the day, pirates would get sailors drunk in the tavern. Once the sailors passed out, the pirates carried them through the tunnels and out to sea. The sailors would then wake up — imprisoned aboard an unfamiliar ship.

If you listen closely amongst the tinkling of glasses and silverware in the restaurant, you can sometimes hear the faint moans of shanghaied sailors originating from the tunnels. So say the ghost tour guides.

Can you tour the interior? This haunted trolley tour goes around the Historic District and then stops at The Pirates’ House for dinner and a tour that includes access to the rum cellar.

The Olde Pink House

Address: 23 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401 Tours: No, but it currently operates as a restaurant, and diners are welcome to tour the building Parking: Paid street parking is available in the area

Stately two-story pink stucco home with flags displayed over the front portico

Is The Olde Pink House Haunted?

The Olde Pink House is also known as the Habersham House. It was named after its original owner, James Habersham, Jr.

The home was constructed in the early 1770s and easily ranks as one of the oldest homes on this list.

Habersham lived in The Olde Pink House from 1771 until his passing in the summer of 1799, and the home is an integral piece of Georgia history.

Pre-dating the Revolutionary War, it was reportedly used as a secret meeting spot where leaders from the original 13 colonies plotted their escape from British rule.

In 1811 it became the first bank in the state of Georgia.

Then, during the Civil War era, Union soldiers used the home as a temporary headquarters.

As for the ghosts, the home is reportedly haunted by none other than James Habersham, Jr. himself!

It has been said that Habersham likes to keep the place tidy, and his spirit occasionally tucks chairs back under the tables and moves any items left out of place in the restaurant.

Additionally, bar patrons in the restaurant’s lower-level tavern have claimed to see a figure dressed as a Revolutionary War soldier. He raises a glass to toast them and then disappears.

Can you tour the interior? They don’t offer paid tours of the property, but you can stop by for lunch or dinner and explore while you’re there! They invite guests to roam about freely.

The Hampton Lillibridge House

Address: 507 E Saint Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401 Tours: No, it’s a private residence Parking: Paid street parking is available in the area

This one is perhaps considered the most sinister of all the haunted houses in Savannah . Ghost stories involve evil spirits, flying construction materials, and even an exorcism!? Oh my.

I’m getting ahead of myself, though. Let me give you a bit of the history first.

The haunted Hampton Lillibridge House, a three story wood and brick house with black shutters and a door painted black

Is the Hampton Lillibridge House Haunted?

The Hampton Lillibridge House was constructed at 310 E Bryan Street in the late 1790s. Lillibridge died of Yellow Fever a few years later, and his widow eventually sold the home.

Soon after, the residence was converted into a boarding house. Unfortunately, a troubled sailor hanged himself while staying there.

His suicide tarnished the reputation of the boarding house and forced its closure, and the home sat empty for many years.

Preservationist Jim Williams purchased the home in 1963 and attempted to move it to its current location on East Saint Julian Street, but he ran into multiple roadblocks during the process.

As workers were digging the foundation at the new location, they reportedly found a Native American crypt buried on the land.

Then, when they attempted to move the house, a portion of the roof reportedly collapsed and crushed one of the men.

Once workers got the house to its new location, they set it in place atop the crypt . Work crews immediately began reporting mysterious sights and sounds.

The most sinister occurred when a construction worker walked upstairs to investigate a noise and felt an icy-cold sensation come over him.

He reported feeling possessed and said a mysterious force dragged him toward an open chimney shaft where he could have fallen to his death.

Once Jim Williams finally moved into the home, he began hearing footsteps and seeing shadowy figures inside the home.

On December 7, 1963, Williams invited an Episcopal pastor out to perform an exorcism on the home.

Can you visit the home? It’s located on the quiet east side of the Historic District, and homeowners in that area prefer that ghost hunters to keep their distance. Please be respectful if you stroll past.

Andrew Low House

Address: 329 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401 Tours: Yes, you can tour the interior of the home during the day as a history tour or at night as part of this haunted trolley tour Parking: Paid street parking is available in the area

The two-story Andrew Low House with green shutters and lush landscaping behind an iron fence

Andrew Low was born in Scotland, but he set off to journey across the Atlantic during his teen years. He landed in Savannah and immediately went to work as a cotton factor in his uncle’s business.

In the early 1840s, Low married Sarah Cecil Hunter. A few years later, he hired famed NY architect John Norris to build a fancy mansion to house his growing family.

Together, Sarah and Andrew had two daughters and a son.

Unfortunately, neither Sarah nor the couple’s son lived to see the mansion to completion. When Low was in his early-40s, he remarried to a young 20-year-old Mary Cowper Stiles, and the two had a daughter.

She died eleven years later, but not before giving birth to a son to carry on the family name. That son, William Mackey Low, went on to marry Juliette “Daisy” Magill Gordon.

In case you don’t recognize the name, Juliette was the founder of the Girl Scouts! That’s right…the Girl Scouts organization was founded right in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District .

Side Note: I’m showing my Southern roots here, but my daughter is named Daisy. She was named after her grandmother, who was also a Daisy. It was a very popular name for girls in the early 1900s!

In 1870, Robert E Lee, Commander of the Confederate Army, was a guest in the Andrew Low House. Author William Thackeray was another famous visitor to the home.

The Andrew Low House was converted into a museum in the mid-1950s and remains so to this day.

B&W image of the façade of the Andrew Low House courtesy of the Library of Congress

Is the Andrew Low House Haunted?

Even though Robert E. Lee spent very little time in the Andrew Low House, it’s often said his spirit still haunts the place.

There have been reported sightings in the home of a dapper-dressed gentleman who appears to be a doppelgänger for the famous Confederate general.

Both staff and visitors at the museum have also claimed to see the ghostly form of an elderly woman at rest in one of the beds in the home. Some believe it could be Daisy, who passed away in 1927.

Can you tour the interior? Yes, the Andrew Low House is open for daily paid historic tours. You can also tour it at night during this haunted trolley tour .

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Riddled with historic cemeteries, stories of war from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the “Hostess City of the South” is as haunted as it is charming. Join us for the city’s most authentic accounts of the ghosts who continue to lurk on the dark streets of our beloved city. You might even see one…

Deep in the swampy beginnings of the 13th and final Colony, death, disease, war, and melancholy Indian spirits laid the foundations for the ghosts of Savannah to haunt all who tread here.

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Downtown Savannah merges new world bustle with old-world charm. This thriving hub boasts one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Picturesque gardens, antique architecture, tree-lined walkways, and signature cobblestone streets give modern visitors an authentic peek into the past of this beautiful city’s past.

But be careful where you tread; the city is riddled with a network of underground tunnels built because Savannah suffered so many deaths from Yellow Fever that they needed a way to transport the bodies out of sight. Needless to say, the tunnels are haunted.

The city’s surprising longevity is due to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman sparing the beautiful city his normal victory salute, of burning a vanquished stronghold to the ground. His gift of the city and 20,000 bales of cotton to his boss, Abraham Lincoln, on Christmas 1864 is apparently the reason it was spared.

Savannah’s rich southern history also has a legendary supernatural side…for those brave enough to pursue it. Savannah Ghost Tours offers guided walking ghost tours throughout the celebrated historic district, walking just under a mile between the original six parks laid out by General James Edward Oglethorpe after pacifying the indigenous Yamacraw Indians.

Each night, we lift the civil and courteous veil and retell terrifying accounts of former Savannah residents ensnared in some of the city’s most notorious haunted locales.

Savannah Ghost Tours are not for the squeamish nor the faint of heart. But we are family-friendly, and will happily cater to your special requirements. We promise careful research and real-life detail. When we tell them, we tell them straight.

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We launch the nightly tours from Oglethorpe Square. Oglethorpe is a renowned small park in the heart of our vibrant city. First developed in the mid-1700s, Oglethorpe Square’s almost 300-year history is plagued with sickness, fortune, and tragedy. The roughly one-mile journey travels through Bull Street, Hull, Street, and York Street as we stop at 9 or 13 haunted destinations.

Meander through these darkened quarters to hear heartbreaking and terrifying tales about:

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Colonial park cemetery.

No ghost tour would be complete without a stop in a haunted cemetery. Colonial Park Cemetery has been the stuff of ghastly lore since the 1700s. Here, tour guests may encounter the spirits of Savannah’s many yellow fever victims. Yellow fever ravaged Savannah throughout the 1800s in three separate epidemics where hundreds lost their lives. While Savannah is the final resting place for more than 700 yellow fever victims, many who succumbed to this vicious disease aren’t resting at all. Come with us to Colonel Park Cemetery , where many have seen (and felt) apparitions of yellow fever fatalities aimlessly roaming the grounds.

Disturbed Native American Burial Ground

Native American chief, and friend of City founder General Oglethorpe, Tomochichi , was resting peacefully…until the Central of Georgia Railroad Company erected a monument right over his grave. Hear how you can summon the ghost of Tomochichi’s as well as tales of other disturbing Native American burial grounds.

Murder most foul

See the places of some of the region’s most infamous assassins, listen to their stories, and learn about the victims who still refused to go gently into that good night. Tyrannical old Mr. Wise who met his untimely demise in a bucket of water, the Foley House corpse in the wall, young Rene who was lynched by an angry mob, and the spirits of two young girls murdered in a local cemetery. These just a few of the specters still raging against the dying of the light – and the city streets mark the forum for their fury.

Love Lost and never regained

Not all of the stories are morbid. Some are sweet tales of true love like Nelly and her beloved husband, William Gordon II. Yes, it’s true – people really can die from a broken heart . But, what happens when they refuse to leave their earthly existence behind when they do? Join us, and we will reveal their tragic tale.

Distressed fire victims, tormented Civil War casualties, and tortured indentured servants who simply can’t find peace – these are just some of the many spirits you may encounter during your Ghost Tour adventure .

With so many tours and activities to choose from in Savannah, how do you choose which ones to book?

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History, ghosts and so much atmosphere!

The Savannah Ghost Tour is full of historical detail. The 8 or 12 location tours are based in history and add first-hand accounts of hauntings, sightings of ghouls, and mysterious happenings in the Southern Home of Hospitality. You’ll learn about the history of this fascinating city, with established historical events told with stories about the lives of some of Savannah’s most famous and infamous residents.

Perfect for visitors and locals

Learn about the history of this amazing town, through the lives (and deaths) of some of its most famous sons and daughters. We constantly have locals on the Savannah Terrors tours, and as well as adding personal stories, they always learn something they did not know.

First-time visitors walk away from the tour with an insight into the city that makes the rest of their time here so much more interesting and scary! We suggest planning your Savannah Ghost tour for the beginning of your time here. You’ll hear many of the names we tell stories about in other parts of the city, and then, you will know who they are talking about and if there is a chance you might see their ghost today!

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Many previous tour groups and guides have had unexplained encounters while walking the dark and atmospheric streets of Savannah. As well as the chance of seeing, or more commonly feeling a ghost, you’ll find your time with us entertaining and the stories are sure to stick with you. You’ll remember every terrifying detail to tell to others.

Savannah Terrors provides a ghost walk experience for all ages, with a mix of history and spookiness rolled into one.

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Savannah Terrors is perfect for everyone in your group, regardless of age and interests. We know traveling in a group makes it challenging to find activities with universal appeal. Our tour starts just as the sun goes down, and the atmosphere gets spooky. The biggest reason to join the Savannah Terrors tour? The commitment to authenticity that is sure to make a believer out of even the biggest skeptics.

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Unseen spirits stroll among the living in the streets and squares of Savannah – “America’s Most Haunted City!” Hear the tales no other tours dare tell as shadows play tricks on your mind. Journey through time with EXCLUSIVE nighttime entry into TWO of Savannah’s most haunted venues.

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Travel by Savannah’s historic district, focusing on some of Savannah’s most haunted sites, eerie legends and frightening residents.

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The city of Savannah is literally built on its dead. Cemeteries were built on the edge of the settlement. As the colony grew into a port city the cemeteries were absorbed and homes and businesses built on former burial sites. Some of the dead were moved, some probably weren’t. And some just turn up. A mummified body was found in the walls of the Foley House some years back.

But, even before settlers arrived in Savannah this high ground known to the Creek and Choctaw peoples as Yamacraw Bluffs was probably a burial ground. Native Americans from this culture literally built their towns around their dead. Read More

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5 Haunted Houses in Savannah that You Have to Visit

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Ironically, this beautiful and charming southern city is commonly known for its share of ghost stories, which are mostly tied to some of the prettiest and most haunted houses in Savannah.

Oh, Savannah! In case you haven’t noticed, I am in love with the Peach State, which means that all things Savannah will always have a place in my top things to do.

Noble Hardee mansion one of the most haunted houses in Savannah Georgia

And did you know that Savannah, Georgia is said to be the most haunted city in America ? Yeap! Take that, New Orleans!

But in case you’re already getting spooked, don’t. Savannah is so much more than its haunted stories.

Personally, I truly love all of the picturesque houses, moss trees, and the whimsical feel around Savannah’s Historic District.

And especially, I adore Monterrey Square. Walking around Savannah is definitely a vibe!

But what is it about the historic houses in Savannah that most of us find so captivating? Well…

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What are some of the most haunted houses in savannah, georgia, 1. mercer-williams house.

One of the most famous houses in Savannah is the Mercer-Williams House, located on the gorgeous Monterrey Square.

Why ? Well, for starters, the murder that took place in this house became famously known in the book and film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil .

Mercer-Williams House Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil one of the most haunted houses in Savannah Georgia

Furthermore, this beautiful Savannah historic house is said to be haunted by the man who was killed there.

You’ll get the full scoop behind this haunted story on the Beyond Good and Evil Savannah Ghost Tour hosted by Savannah Ghost Tours .

2. Kehoe House

The all-so-beautiful Kehoe House is one of Savannah’s Historic Inns and was named the Most Romantic Hotel in the USA by Trip Advisor (2021).

But the story that lies within the walls of this house is everything but romantic. Supposedly, the Kehoe Family had two children and both of them died in this house.

Kehoe House one of the most haunted houses in Savannah Georgia

Allegedly, they roam around the hotel and have been seen by some of the guests that have stayed there.

Also, before becoming the gorgeous hotel that it is today, this house was formerly a funeral home.

Hhmm…how’s that for haunted?! Regardless, it is without a doubt that the beauty and charm of the Kehoe House are truly mesmerizing!

3. Hamilton Turner-Inn – one of the most haunted houses in Savannah

Also seen in the book and film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is the Hamilton-Turner Inn.

Located in Lafayette Square, this historic house is also said to be the inspiration for Disney’s Haunted Mansion .

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Back in the day, this is where many Gatsby-styled parties were thrown. The Hamilton-Turner Inn has supposedly been very active with paranormal activity.

Among the strange occurrences, guests have allegedly reported hearing the sound of billiard balls rolling on the floor. The ghost of a man smoking a cigar has also been ‘spotted’ around on the rooftop.

4. Owens-Thomas House

This historic mansion built in 1819, is considered to have one of Savannah’s most intriguing stories behind it.

From a slave quarter to fire, to yellow fever, there are many reasons why the spirits are still allegedly wandering around the halls of this historic mansion.

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Now a museum, the staff and visitors of the Owens-Thomas House have supposedly witnessed items being moved around and unexplained footsteps and noises coming from empty rooms.

In fact, there are many ‘ghosts’ that are said to remain in this house–a spirit in the dining room, the lady in grey, and a ghost in a riding coat are among the most ‘seen’ around here.

5. The Sorrel Weed House

Built in the 1840s and owned by Francis Sorrel, the legendary Sorell Weed House is notorious for its eerie hauntings that have left visitors trembling with fear. Due to this, many actually consider this to be one of the most haunted places in America!

Legend has it that Francis’ wife, Matilda, had committed suicide after learning of her husband’s infidelity. Supposedly, she jumped from the balcony on the second floor of this house. Weeks later, Francis’ mistress, Molly, was found hanging from a noose in the carriage house.

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Throughout the years, many things related to paranormal activity have occurred in the Sorrel Weed House. According to some tour guides, electronic devices are drained of battery upon entering the house, difficulty breathing, a sense of choking, and strange noises have been reported by visitors, more specifically those who go into the basement.

There are others who allegedly have seen full-figure apparitions and even ghost reflections in the mirrors inside the house.

During our visit, we experienced cold spots are a dark and eerie energy in the Sorrel Weed House. Nonetheless, we can’t wait to go back for another paranormal tour in Savannah !

Learn about the Haunted Houses in Savannah’s Historic District by Taking a Walking Ghost Tour

Although I’ve been to Savannah quite a few times, this was my first time taking a Savannah ghost tour here.

As a matter of fact, the first ghost tour I’d ever taken was in the French Quarter in New Orleans and it was scary! Like, seriously, the heck scary!

Therefore, I kind of expected the same effect when taking a ghost tour in the most haunted city in America.

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Truth be told, it wasn’t the same.

What I mean by this is that it wasn’t scary. Regardless, it was a really interesting ghost tour that kept me very intrigued throughout.

Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that with Ghost City Tours you have more than one ghost tour to choose from.

Beyond Good and Evil Ghost Tour

This is actually the tour that I took during this visit to Savannah. The tour guide walks you through all of these haunted houses in Savannah that I’ve mentioned above.

The tour begins at Colonial Park Cemetery and you will also make a stop at a secret burial site. Adults only.

Dead of the Night Tour

This tour is a tad bit darker than the Beyond Good and Evil Ghost Tour. It’s focused on the more macabre aspects of Savannah’s Historic District and haunted cemeteries. Adults only.

Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl

Starting from Tondee’s Tavern, you’ll hear all about the ghosts of the slave trade and you’ll walk around the eerily haunted River Street. Everyone needs to be over 21 years of age to attend this tour.

The Grave Tales Ghost Tour

This one is a family-friendly option that includes some of the most famous haunted locations in Savannah’s Historic District.

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Which of the ghost stories behind these haunted houses in Savannah intrigued you the most ? Let us know in the comments!

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28 thoughts on “5 haunted houses in savannah that you have to visit”.

That haunted house pub crawl looks so cool! Definitely something I’d want to do but then never sleep again :p

It does sound like a really cool tour.

Not sure I would enjoy the haunted aspect, but the homes also have a great photographic quality that I would appreciate.

The houses are very picturesque!

All those houses look so cute and inviting though. I’d totally go inside them and explore!

Simply the cutest!

Call me crazy but this is the stuff I live for! I have to make my way to Savannah soon and experience these haunted houses for myself.

You will love all of these historic houses, in general. They are so beautiful!

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12 Charming Things to Do in Savannah for the Perfect Weekend Trip

S avannah, GA, is one of the most beautiful (yet interesting!) cities I’ve ever visited. If you are looking to visit a place with southern charm, delicious food, and exciting history—there are plenty of things to do in Savannah that you’ll absolutely love! 

Savannah wasn’t always on my radar or travel bucket list. However, after searching for safe locations to travel for our anniversary during the Covid pandemic, my husband and I decided to spend a weekend in Savannah as part of our Southeastern U.S. road trip from Charleston to Asheville. 

I’ll be honest—I expected Savannah to be my least favorite city we visited on our road trip—but it turned out to be my favorite. There are so many fun things to do in Savannah! Out of all the fun things to do in Savannah, I fell in love with the city’s charm and became engrossed in the unique, spooky history. 

I created this guide to help you discover the best things to do in Savannah for a memorable weekend trip. So, without further ado, let’s get started! 

Tips for Your Weekend in Savannah , GA

Before we get into all the best things to do in Savannah, here are some general things you should know:

Don’t Rent a Car

If you stay in Savannah’s Historic District, you will not need a car to see the city’s main attractions. All of the best things to do in Savannah, from one side of the town to the other, shouldn’t be more than a 20-minute walk! 

When to Visit

Aside from the hot, humid summer months (July-September), Savannah’s weather is enjoyable year-round. However, the most beautiful time to visit Savannah is in April when the flowers are in full bloom! 

Partner Your Weekend in Savannah with Charleston

Add a few days in Charleston to your weekend in Savannah for a week-long trip! 

Read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Before exploring all the best things to do in Savannah, read (or watch!)  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  to get a small taste of Savannah’s charm and history! 

Where to Stay in Savannah , GA 

Savannah has no shortage of charming and comfortable accommodations to host you during your visit—from haunted historic hotels to cozy bed and breakfast stays. 

We found a killer deal on Booking.com to stay at   The DeSoto Savannah  for three nights during our weekend in Savannah. We are so glad that we stayed at this charming hotel with close access to all the best things to do in Savannah! 

1. The DeSoto Savannah

I would highly recommend The DeSoto to anyone staying in Savannah. Here’s why!

  • The hotel is in a perfect location with easy access to all the best things to do in Savannah.
  • The lobby is charming, with gorgeous chandeliers, a coffee shop, and a beautiful ambiance.
  • The views from the top floors of the hotel are incredible. I would argue it’s the best view in Savannah!
  • You can enjoy relaxing at the rooftop pool, which offers a spectacular view of the city.

Even though I would personally recommend The DeSoto, here are some other fantastic options for accommodations: 

2. Hamilton-Turner Inn

The Hamilton-Turner Inn is a bed & breakfast is located in charming Lafayette Square. It is speculated to be the inspiration for Disney’s Haunted Mansion! 

3. Marshall House

The Marshall House is Savannah’s oldest and most haunted hotel. Travel & Leisure’s named the Marshall House one of the “13 Most Haunted Hotels in America” in 2020, and USA Today ranked the Marshal House the 8th most haunted hotel in the world. 

No matter where you stay in Savannah, it’s vital for your home base to be located in Savannah’s Downtown Historic District, especially if you plan to forgo a car. 

For close access to all the best things to do in Savannah, choose accommodations that are: 

  • North  of  Gaston Street  
  • South  of  Bay Street  
  • East  of  Montgomery Street  
  • West  of  Price Street  

If you’re looking for a  peaceful, romantic stay , I recommend staying  south of Liberty Street . If you are looking to be  near the action , stay  north of Liberty Street . If you stay within these streets, all the places in this guide will be no further than a  20-minute walk , no matter which direction you are coming from! 

How to Get to Savannah, GA  

There are several ways to get to Savannah, GA. If you are flying, the closest airport to Savannah is the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport , which is located just 30 minutes from Historic Downtown Savannah. 

If you’re driving to Savannah, you’ll likely arrive via the I-26 or I-95. Some of the closest major cities to Savannah are: 

  • Charleston, SC —107 miles 
  • Jacksonville, FL —139 miles 
  • Atlanta, GA —248 miles 
  • Charlotte, NC —252 miles 

Unless you drive your own car to Savannah, I would highly recommend forgoing a vehicle in the city. Parking in Savannah can be expensive. Unless you plan to take a day trip to Charleston, Hilton Head Island, or Tybee Island during your weekend in Savannah, everywhere in Downtown Historic Savannah (and on this guide!) is walkable. 

12 Best Things to Do in Savannah, GA

There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Savannah! Here are 12 things to do in Savannah that you can’t miss during your time in the city. 

1. Dine at The Olde Pink House  

During your ghost tour, you might stop by The Olde Pink House —one of Savannah’s most iconic (and haunted!) restaurants. Dining at The Olde Pink House is a must during your weekend in Savannah—trust me! 

The Olde Pink House is the perfect location for an upscale dinner, a romantic date night, or a fancy celebration. My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary here, and we couldn’t have chosen a better location for an unforgettable evening. The staff is fantastic, and the food is excellent! 

The Olde Pink House also has a fascinating history. The home was built in 1771 as a private residence and held secret meetings to secure the thirteen colonies’ independence from England. The house didn’t become a restaurant until the 1920s after a woman transformed the home into a tea room. She painted the home pink—and the color stuck!  

This restaurant is one of the most popular in Savannah, so don’t forget to make a reservation before your weekend in Savannah. We made our reservations on OpenTable. 

If you miss the chance to make a reservation, don’t worry—there are tons of awesome restaurants in Savannah. Check out my list of the best places to eat in Savannah for more recommendations! 

2. Explore Savannah’s 22 Squares  

You might be surprised that one of the best things to do in Savannah is simply walking around the city. 

Historic Savannah is built around 22 picturesque squares and parks , perfect for strolling through or relaxing in. Most squares also include a monument or plaque, so it’s a great way to learn more about Savannah’s history! 

If I had to choose, my five favorite squares and parks are: 

  • Lafayette Square 
  • Calhoun Square 
  • Monterey Square 
  • Forsyth Park 
  • Chippewa Square  

Of course, you’ll have to decide your favorites after visiting! 

3. Enjoy Ice Cream at Leopold’s  

Leopold’s Ice Cream is undoubtedly Savanah’s most iconic dessert spot and one of the best things to do in Savannah. This ice cream shop has been around since 1919 and is a Savannah tradition. 

The store has authentic, vintage touches—the black marble soda fountain, wooden back bar, and telephone booth were all transferred from the original location!  

The most popular flavors are Lemon Custard, Rum Bisque, and Tutti Frutti—rum ice cream with candied fruit and Georgia pecans. I got the Savannah Socialite—chocolate ice cream with toasted Georgia pecans and swirled with bourbon caramel—and I thought it was delicious! 

4. Walk Down River Street  

Savannah was built along—well, you guessed it—the Savannah River!

When Savannah was constructed in the 1600s, the river was used for fishing, transportation, and trade. Now, the Savannah River is situated beside River Street—one of the most popular places in Historic Savannah to walk around, shop, or grab a drink.  

When you walk down to River Street, you feel like you are stepping back in time! The streets are lined with cobblestones, steamboats are chugging down the river, and the shops and restaurants look like you would imagine they have for decades. 

Here are the best things to do in Savannah along River Street: 

  • Enjoy a Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruise
  • Stop by Huey’s for some delicious beignets (the best I’ve ever had!). 
  • Check out the unique vendors at the River Street Market Place . 
  • Visit Savannah’s Candy Kitchen for a massive assortment of candy, along with homemade caramel apples, popcorn, and fudge. 
  • Peruse A Christmas On the River to find a Christmas tree ornament (or to get in the holiday spirit!). 

5. Go on a Spooky Ghost Tour  

Did you know that Savannah is haunted? Like, really haunted? I knew Savannah has a haunted history before visiting but fell in love with learning about the city’s interesting, spooky ghost stories during our weekend in Savannah.  

One of the best ways to learn more about haunted Savannah is to take a ghost tour during your time in the city. We went on   The Beyond Good and Evil Ghost Tour   by Ghost City Tours, and it was fantastic—our tour guide was so informative! 

Here are some other unique ghost tours in Savannah: 

  • Savannah Trolley Tour by Ghosts and Gravestones of Savannah 
  • Haunted Pub Crawl and Walking Ghost Tour by Spooky Savannah Ghost Tours 
  • “Dead of Night” Walking Tour by Ghost City Tours 

Before your visit, check out my blog post about six haunted places in Savannah that you can’t miss during your weekend in Savannah!

6. Peruse E. Shaver’s Booksellers

I’ve always been a sucker for quaint, cozy local bookstores. So naturally, I was over-the-moon excited when we stumbled upon E. Shaver’s Booksellers in Madison Square. It easily became one of my favorite things to do in Savannah, GA! 

E. Shavers Booksellers is a full-service independent bookstore that is in an old house. The décor is warm and welcoming, and the staff is so friendly—even the resident cats. They have a vast selection of books to choose from, and to my delight, a whole section dedicated to the Young Adult genre. 

You could spend hours exploring the adorable nooks and crannies of this bookstore. After spending about an hour there, my husband and I each bought a book to read on our plane ride home. 

Check out E. Shavers during your weekend in Savannah! And please buy a book while you are there—in the age of Amazon, local bookstores need our support more than ever. 

7. Walk in Forsyth Park  

Visiting Forsyth Park is by far one of the most popular things to do in Savannah, GA. The park spans over 30 acres and is most easily recognized by the city’s most famous fountain—modeled after the French fountains at Place de la Concorde in Paris. 

During your weekend in Savannah, stroll through the mossy oaks that line Forsyth Park to snap a picture with the fountain, or grab a bite to eat at the Collins Quarter at Forsyth Park! 

8. Visit the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist 

The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist is hard to miss. At nearly 215 feet tall—it stands as one of Savannah’s most prominent landmarks in Lafayette Square. 

The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist is a 19 th -century Roman Catholic church and an example of neo-gothic architecture. The church reminded me of many of the stunning Gothic cathedrals and churches we saw during our trip to Europe, like Sainte Chapelle! 

We were lucky to arrive during a guided tour to learn interesting facts about the building’s history, architecture, and traditions that we would have missed otherwise. Admission to the Basilica is free, but the church requests a $3 donation per adult to upkeep the beautiful space for decades to come. 

Tip: After visiting the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, walk across the street to Mirabelle Savannah to enjoy a  fantastic  liege-style waffle (I recommend the peach cobbler waffle!). 

9. Tour a Historic Home  

During your weekend in Savannah, you can’t miss a chance to tour one of Savannah’s many historic homes—one of the most popular things to do in Savannah.

Here are a few of the most popular options:

1. Juliette Gordan Low Birthplace

Home where the founder of Girl Scouts of America was born & raised. 

2. Mercer-Williams House

The famous, historic mansion where the murder takes place in the  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil . If you are interested in  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil , check out this walking tour that visits all of the most famous spots in the book and movie! This is also a great way to become acquainted with Savannah’s most popular attractions. However, do note that this tour excludes entrance into the Mercer-Williams House. 

3. Owens Thomas House and Slave Quarters

Most well-known for being a boarding home and where Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette gave a speech during his time in Savannah.  Check out this tour for admission into the Owen-Thomas House, Jepson Center Art Museum, and Telfair Academy for only $21 per person! 

4. Sorrel-Weed House

This beautiful antebellum home once hosted Confederate General Robert E. Lee and is best known for its dark, haunted history.  Other popular museums to tour include the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center. You can read about them here !

10. Shop at the City Market  

City Market is located just west of Ellis Square and is one of the most fun things to do in Savannah. There are tons of places to shop at City Market. Some of my favorite places to visit here are: 

  • The American Prohibition Museum —From smuggling to speakeasies, this adults-only museum offers brings the history of the Prohibition Era to life. After the tour, visit the speakeasy attached to the museum to enjoy Prohibition-style drinks! 
  • The Georgia Tasting Room —Enjoy six wine tastings for only $3 at the Georgia Tasting Room ! Check out my Savannah Food Guide for more information about the Georgia Tasting Room. 

11. Walk Down Jones Street

Did you know Jones Street is considered the prettiest street in America? And for a great reason! The gorgeous mossy oaks and beautifully decorated homes make a beautiful stroll on this street one of the best things to do in Savannah.

Fun Fact:  This street is also suspected to be where the phrase “keeping up with the Jones’s” originated. Who knew, right? 

12. Relax at the Paris Market  

The Paris Market is one of my favorite things to do in Savannah! This adorable boutique sells high-end furniture, stylish gifts, and antique Parisian treasures. 

The best part of the Paris Market is the Paris Market Café. This quaint café is tucked away in the boutique and serves espresso, tea, wine, champagne, and pastries. The café is chic and charming—in fact, the founder modeled the space after one of her favorite spots in Paris! 

[RELATED: What I Wish I Had Known Before Traveling to Paris]

Tip:  After visiting the Paris Market, walk down the street to the Savannah Bee Company—another one of Savannah’s cutest stores where you can sample honey & mead! 

Enjoy the Best Things to Do in Savannah for the Perfect Weekend Trip

Well, there you have it—all the best things to do in Savannah for the perfect weekend trip! Which of these awesome things to do in Savannah sounds the most fun to you? Let me know in the comments! 

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