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Savannah: Haunted History and Ghosts Walking Tour

1. Savannah: Haunted History and Ghosts Walking Tour

Set off on a 1-hour ghost tour around historic downtown Savannah. This entertaining and informative walking ghost tour will take you to 8 locations, where your experienced tour guide will tell you of the hauntings that persist at iconic buildings surrounding the Savannah's Historic District. Visit 8 locations, including the Kehoe House, Davenport House, The Juliette Gordon Low House, The Cursed Wright Square. Discover the ghosts of Savannah at night, and learn of the city's shocking past. Get the inside scoop on favorite local spirits while walking the cobblestone streets.

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Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

2. Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

Explore the spooky side of Savannah on this ghost-themed, adults-only walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning about the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of Savannah. During the tour, hear about the famous haunted locations the city has to offer, such as former Revolutionary War battlegrounds, burial grounds, historic homes, and the hauntings associated with each. Learn all the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of Savannah.

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Savannah: Colonial Park Cemetery Guided Tour

3. Savannah: Colonial Park Cemetery Guided Tour

Sitting in the heart of the Savannah town grid of 24 city squares, there's an unofficial 25th called Colonial Park Cemetery, which serves as the biggest story graveyard in the whole Historic District. The grounds defy time as the oldest patch of public land one can visit in Savannah, offering you the chance to see and touch materials far older than the Victorian city that now surrounds them. On this guided tour, explore the place where every town meeting, picnic, wedding, duel, and public execution was conducted during Georgia's 18th-century founding. Discover the final resting place of General Nathanael Greene, 2 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and Teddy Roosevelt's Revolutionary War great-great-grandfather, as well as duelists, merchants, priests, paupers, soldiers, and just about every character that gave blood, sweat and tears to the early colony and later nation. See the mass graves of Yellow Fever victims, which resulted in the closure of the cemetery in 1853. Learn about the adjoining "Negro Burial Ground," poet Conrad Aiken's birthplace, the Old City Jail, dueling grounds, and the Hanging Tree. To top off your experience, find out about the fascinating ritual use of the cemetery by the area's root doctors, accompanied by eyeopening visual aides as per their shamanism.

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What people are saying about Colonial Park Cemetery

Our guide Nicole was very informative and was not over dramatic. This we appreciated. As so many others have said before, we had hoped to actually enter the cemeteries. Very laid back and intelligent. I would highly recommend the tour.

Absolutely incredible tour! Our guide Tanaya was amazing and very knowledgeable. We even captured some haunting photos and encountered a ghost cat! Highly recommend this tour!

This was a great experience. I highly recommend it! A lot of fun. Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history and it was just spooky enough.

Our tour guide gave us some history. He also tod meany stories of ghost sightings in various parts of Savannah.

Keith was so great! Great sense of humor and was well educated.