Several years ago, I was able to visit Savannah, GA, and I loved it. The city is amazing for many reasons; people, architecture, food, history, andHthe haunted history. I highly encourage you to visit Savannah, and for sure take part in a ghost tour, you won’t be disappointed.
As we learned last week, New Orleans claimed to be the most haunted city in the United States, and this week, Savannah is claiming it as well. Whether it is or not is up to you. Here are some things you may want to check out when visiting the city.
The Hamilton Turner Inn was made famous in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The paranormal activities reported include: children laughing, billiard balls rolling around on the upper floors, and a strange cigar-smoking man sitting on the roof.
The Marshall House is one of the best haunted hotels in the U.S. Since 1851, this hotel has been used as a hospital three times. The guests have reported paranormal experiences such as seeing ghosts in the hallways, hearing nonexistent children running down the halls and faucets turning on by themselves.
The ghost of a woman scorned, a slave cook and a servant boy are said to haunt 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Restaurant. You may hear the cook banging on pots in the kitchen or see a glimpse of a little servant boy. If you stay at the inn, you might spot Anna, one of the most famous ghost-girls in the city who haunts the upstairs guest rooms waiting for the return of her lost love.
Once a saloon and rest stop for seafarers from abroad, The Pirates’ House still stands today as one of Savannah’s most well-known restaurants. The Pirates’ House can’t escape its dark past. Many were brutishly shanghaied down in the boarding house basement and forced to serve on the sea. There are many secrets to be discovered at this world famous site.
Kehoe House, was originally the home of a family with 10 children. Sadly it’s rumored that 2 of them died in the house. Many who stay in the house state they have encountered ghost children. Before becoming the beautiful bed and breakfast, it used to be a funeral home, so many spirits may be staying with you at night.
While staying in Savannah, check out one of the restaurants that have excellent cuisine, and also heavy paranormal activity. Moon River Brewing Co, has ghosts that like to throw bottles, breeze by guests and play tricks on the staff. You have nothing to worry about as long as you stay away from the basement and the upstairs, which are the two most active areas of the building.
The city of Savannah has a number of cemeteries, and they all have their own unique history. My recommendation is to visit Bonaventure cemetery, and Colonial Park cemetery.
Have a great tour, enjoy some delicious food, interact with the local population, and lay your head in a historic home, with extra guests.