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“Good Basic Tour of Sorrel Weed House”
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Sorrel Weed House
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Owner description: The Sorrel- Weed House operates Historic Savannah Tours and Haunted Ghost Tours in Savannah. Our purpose is to educate the public on the rich neoclassical Greek Revival architecture of the Sorrel- Weed House and the the famous architect Charles Cluskey who designed it, along with and the cultural history of antebellum Savannah Georgia. A focus is also maintained on Civil War Savannah, and the role of Brigadier General Moxley Sorrel CSA. Moxley served under General James Longstreet and wrote "Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer". We also operate Haunted Ghost Tours in Savannah, as The Sorrel- Weed House was featured on Ghost Hunters with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson in 2005, HGTV "If These Walls Could Talk" in 2006, the Travel Channel in 2010, (the Most Terrifying Places in America) and Ghost Adventures with Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin in 2014. In January 1940 - The Society for the Preservation of Savannah Landmarks opened the Sorrel- Weed House to the public. The name of their exhibit was "The Society for the Preservation of Savannah Landmarks Presents a Loan Exhibit of furniture and fine Arts 18th and 19th Centuries at the Sorrel-Weed House on Madison Square. Jan-April 1940" They were founded in 1939 and eventually became the Historic Savannah Foundation. 1954, The Sorrel-Weed House was designated a Georgia State Landmark. It was one of the first houses in Georgia to receive this honor. 2005- The Sorrel Weed House opened to the public for Historic House Tours and Haunted Savannah Ghost Tours. 2010. The Sorrel Weed House was designated a Museum in the State of Georgia.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We went on the 9 p.m. Sorrel Weed House tour. The history of the home and ghostly stories were interesting. At first we were put in a room to watch clips from the Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures episodes that highlighted their experiences in the house. That could have been condensed a lot. Our guide was very good and gave interesting information about the house owners and suspected hauntings. We were given EMF meters and explored the basement. There were 30 people in our group so it was a bit noisy to actually "investigate". We were also given time to take pictures in other rooms of the home. The only story they glossed over, probably because of teens present under the age of 18, was the "affair" between the house owner and a slave. Obviously the relationship not an affair. I did get a picture of an orb when I stayed in a room by myself and took a night shot without a flash. All-in-all I would recommend the tour but we received a little more history while going on another ghost tour.

Thank Otis45
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Our last night in Savannah we decided to do the ghost tour, mainly because it was rainy and the super moon and all that fun stuff. We did the walking tour where the guide takes you over to the Colonial Cemetery, the Mercer House, and then to the Sorrel Weed house. It really was a lot of fun! I'm not sure why there's so many bad reviews, other than maybe they had a bad tour guide. Our's was a young man, and he was enthusiastic, knowledgable, and kind enough to offer us his umbrella when it started raining. The only complaint I have is that the house tour part seemed a bit rushed, but that was probably because we were in with a large group and he wanted everyone to get a chance to see everything.

We began the tour with a short video from a recent ghost investigator t.v. show (this was mainly for a brief history of the house and so that the guide could make sure another tour group wasn't still in the house) We went through several different rooms in the house. The guide handed out energy meters for us to use in the basement (I was the only person to get a reading!) and in all of our photos there are orbs, misty figures, and shadows. spooky!
I really want to do the tour again with better equipment! Make sure you take a camera with a flash, maybe a voice recorder, and take tons of photos! Have fun!

Thank road-globe
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We were interested in this tour because of the recent visit from Ghost Adventures. We were brought into a room, told to watch a video about the house, which was no more than "If Walls Could Talk" episode about the house. Interesting but not worth paying for. We were taken into a couple of rooms on the first floor by our guide. Who by the way kept telling us she was tired, flipping her hair, and heaven forbid you ask a question off the "speech". We were a shown a room that was being "restored". So sad to see them faux painting what should be beautiful natural woodwork. We were then taken to a dark, damp empty lower level, where black sheets hung on the windows, we were told that was for the "ghost tours" that happen at night. I suspect black sheets on windows aren't original to the house (sarcasm here). We were then taken to the courtyard, where the tour ended. We were not taken to the carriage house, that's only part of the ghost tour. All in all, this was disappointing, and really a total waste of money. What they're doing to this house is a shame. No wonder the ghosts are unhappy. Skip it.

3  Thank ClynnS1960
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We took the ghost tour of the home. We started watching a film in the carriage house and then got some time to tour the carriage house and small yard on our own. We then toured the bottom floor of the home with one back room. Several rooms seemed to be under remodel and one of the widows facing outside were broken. Downstairs there was an infrared camera and a couch. Not much left downstairs. We had to leave the home and come in through the actual front door to tour the rest of the home. I don't believe we were allowed into every room but at least there was furniture and decore in the rest of the place. Our tour guide seemed knowledgeable and passionate about his job and this home. He succeeded in giving us accounts of not only haunts in the home but also of historical events and people that were known to have visited. Very interesting place.

1  Thank AlexanderSPH
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We decided to visit this house as our previous tour guide had recommended it and we were interested in the history of this family after hearing some background information. After purchasing our expensive tickets, we were asked to move into the library to join the group. Upon entering, we were made to feel unwelcome by the tour guide as she told us we were late even though there were no set times specified. Throughout the tour she made more remarks about us being late, and even tutted when another member's phone went off even though he apologised. Overall she was very impatient and did nothing to make us feel welcome in the house.

The house itself is not renovated and is full of old broken furniture. We only visited 3 rooms and the basement, which was mouldy and damp. There was no character to this property as it was in such poor condition.

The whole experience was uncomfortable and a waste of money. Would definitely not recommemd.

5  Thank lizzie h
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