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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 27 May 2009

A beautiful historic home with super friendly knowledgeable tour guides.
I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank SenoraStrib
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Reviewed 26 January 2009

I was reading about this house in The Delta Airlines magazine and wanted to see it during my trip to Savannah. It is truly amazing to see the renovations that have been done to this house since the owner ripped a shopping center off of the house 15 years ago. The tour guides were great, and really knew their stuff. This was one of the top tours I took in Savannah or Charleston. A must see!

Thank memphismudd
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Reviewed 10 January 2009

I wish I had read these reviews before wasting $10 and about an hour on this wretched tour. I don't blame the tour guide, she was quite friendly and knowledgable. However, had I known I would only see the first floor downstairs (of four floors) and half of the basement, which was not even originally a part of the house, I would have saved my money. It really irked me that 10 minutes of my 30 minute tour was watching a "video" of some travel channel special, which i could have seen for free on youtube. Also annoying, it was explained that the house was a full 16,000 square feet (or something rediculous), they only allowed us to see maybe 3000 square feet of it. There were a full 2 floors that were "off limits" which is just a rip off. The owner should be ashamed of himself for even offering this as a tour... I agree with the first poster, I'm guessing my $10 is going toward renovating the rest of the house. $10 would be worth it if i got to see the whole house. Don't waste your money.

5  Thank histinker
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Reviewed 31 December 2008

The most interesting story is how the current owner bought the house, what he found and what he is restoring but now you can only go through a few rooms (all which have furniture that is not original from the time period). Once everything is restored it will be a beautiful house but now it is definitley NOT worth the $10 a person....go to the Owens-Thompson house instead.

4  Thank bmason1003
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Reviewed 13 December 2008

This was a COMPLETE waste of 1.5 hours and $30. The problem was the guide, a 30-ish guy with black curly hair. Unfortunately we didn't get his name. That was because he spoke SO FAST that he was like 90% unintelligible. He seemed knowlegable but his delivery was awful. It may have been nerves but seemed more like he was just going thru the motions.

The house seemed interesting but due to the guide creepy/ghostly mood was non-existent. There were 8 on our tour; at the end there was no typical applause, thank-yous etc.

3  Thank Paulie_Florida
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