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Savannah's Dead Have A Voice!

2 Jun 2006  Savannah's Ghosts of course!
4.5 of 5 bubbles based on 21 votes

Fellow travelers! There are a smattering of ghost tours in Savannah and my family and I have found few that are worth your time and money. After many trips to Savannah we have narrowed it down. Avoid the tourist rags that tell you this and that. I've got the scoop first hand for you!

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Savannah
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Theater
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Savannah Ghost Tours 4 Those On The Go

    So many ghost tours so little time and money would probably best describe most who are searching for the right ones. My famiy and I routinely visit Savannah and we've tried them all as they say. Trouble is some have been so bad that we left early and then there were some where we were left wanting more. First and foremost---avoid Old Town Trolley period but especially their "Fright" tour. Bad, bad and triple bad. Solid advice would be to avoid nearly any trolley tour but it depends on your want for content and depth. Some want shallow and some want depth. The other misses were the Hearse Tour which we have found has novelty if you want to be packed in like sardines and have rednecks scream & honk as you go along. I think there'd be more thrill there if one was drunk and by the way most of the passengers on our tour were--hell, we could smell their breath! There is also a company called Ghosts of Savannah and we were stunned to learn that they were owned by a Charleson group and guess what? We've taken their tour in Charleston as well and found them telling the same stories in Savannah! The tours we took the most away from our experience with Cobblestone Tours and Sixth Sense Savannah. For us, these two companies had the most personalism and felt the most REAL to us. My kids loved both of them and we've become repeat customers of both. They also cover different stories in different neighborhoods so when in town, you might consider doing both to cover the most haunted territory as possible. When my husband and I have visited we've also done Cobblestone's Haunted Pub tour and that was well worth it. We had a great guy named Jamie give the tour and he is one of their better guides. But let it be known that our overall favorite is the Sixth Sense Savannah tour. This is definitely a different animal from every tour we've taken and feels the most authentic. Its a different level altogether and the storytelling level was more like great theater. A guy named Shannon or Scott is the owner and he's obviously got game but we've also had a tour with his guide Jeremy and he's a solid alternative too. Very different experience from the Cobblestone Tour and it might not be for everyone. Let's just say the Sixth Sense Savannah is more elite and for mature audiences. Each time we've gone they're have been a few children but its not the dumbed down thing and the kids have been very well behaved. Cobblestone is maybe more patent family oriented. Just depends but both are safe bets but with Sixth Sense you get either Shannon or Jeremy so you get more guarantee on the level of guideship.

  • 2. Azalea Inn & Gardens
    Azalea Inn & Villas, Savannah

    Wonderfully pleasant, very personal Inn in downtown. Very near everything but off the beaten path. Affordable, classy and has a lived in feel. Feels upscale but down-to-earth
    but owners claim its ghost free! EASY PARKING, a pool, lovely courtyard and a great carriage house.

  • 3. Firefly Cafe
    The Firefly, Savannah

    Love this place. Its one of the few cafes on a square with seating inside and out. Small, casual and the food is so well prepared and served. Very "neighborhood" and feels very local. Great for families too. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and I believe are closed on Mondays. No reservations required.

  • 4. Bonaventure Cemetery
    Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah

    If you're a cemetery hound then this is one of many in Savannah worth visiting but seems to sit as king in the town. About 5 minutes driving from downtown Savannah and is very expansive and beautiful and old. Deserves an hour or two of your time and is great for photos. Overlooks beautiful waterway and landscape and is absolutely an amazing place.