As the oldest city in all of Georgia, Savannah has a haunting history that dates all the way back to the 1700s. With crooked cobblestone streets and eerie Victorian homes, Savannah was named the “Most Haunted City in America” by Fox TV’s “Scariest Places on Earth.” It’s guaranteed to give you the scare you’re craving on Halloween. Before you start planning all of your spooky adventures, be sure to book your room at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. Our historic boutique inn will serve as a calming oasis after a day full of ghoulish fun. Read on to find out our favorite 5 ways to celebrate Halloween in Savannah.
1. Ghost Tours
There’s no better way to see the spirits of the departed than to travel, well, like the departed! Hearse Ghost Tours allows guests to ride through the city in a hearse that was used by actual funeral parlors to carry thousands of dead bodies. Those brave enough to endure the tour will be brought through cemeteries and haunted streets of the Historic and Victorian districts. A kooky and hilarious tour guide will teach guests about the spirits and energies that are said to haunt Savannah, and tell stories about the city’s dark and mysterious past. It’s the perfect paranormal adventure to try this Halloween.
2. Haunted Pub Crawl
If you’re too old to trick-or-treat, going on a Haunted Pub Crawl might be the next best (or first best?) thing. On this tour, costume-clad guides will take you on a 2-hour candle-lit tour of Savannah’s pubs and taverns, where you’ll learn all about the spirits that haunt them while drinking spirits to calm your nerves. All of the stories told on the tour come from verifiable, true history that has been constructed by decades of research in the paranormal scene. You’ll hear so many bone-chilling tales that you’ll have to order another drink. For more information on the crawl, check out our blog: Try a Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl.
3. Cemetery Stroll
Warning: this is no walk in the park! Take a terrifying trip through Savannah’s most famous burial site on the Bonaventure Cemetery tour. On this tour, guests will experience 3 hours of fright in over 100 acres of haunted, swampy land, while holding nothing but flashlights. Experienced tour guide Shannon Scott will tell true stories of death, murder, mafia, and prohibition, on the most spooky night of the year. If you want to have a horrifying Halloween that you’ll never forget, then walking through this ghostly Gothic cemetery is for you.
4. Midnight Adventure
If you’re a believer in the witching hour, then taking this ghost tour will be even spookier. On the Savannah Midnight Ghost Tour, guests will be able to explore the back streets of old Savannah long after the sun has gone down. Tour guide Tim is an experienced investigator with a passion for the paranormal. He will inform tour-goers about the dark nature of the city’s history, and will provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime Halloween experience in the dead of night. This is one ghostly affair that you don’t want to miss.
5. Family Fun
If the kids are too young for ghosts and goblins, be sure to take them to Boo at the Beach. On October 29th, families are welcome to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, where they will enjoy Halloween treats, crafts, and stories. Children are invited to wear costumes, watch films, and can even pet marine animals in a touch tank. It’s a great way to have some family fun during the spooky and silly Halloween season.
Book this Fall!
Now that you know about some of Savannah’s best and scariest Halloween attractions, be sure to book your trip for this coming October! And for more ideas on what to do, where to go, and all things Savannah, download our free vacation guide! It’s the ultimate guide to visiting this beautiful – and sometimes creepy – Southern city.
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