Downtown Savannah brilliantly merges new world bustle with old world charm. This thriving hub touts one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States, making it a popular destination for travelers on a global scale. Picturesque gardens, antique architecture, tree-lined walkways, and signature cobblestone streets give modern visitors an authentic peek into the past of our beautiful city.
Savannah’s rich southern history also has a legendary supernatural side…for those brave enough to pursue it. Savannah Ghost Tours offers guided walking ghost tours throughout this celebrated historic district, where guests sometimes encounter an actual haunting. Each night, we take people behind the veil for in-depth, captivating accounts of former Savannah residents ensnared in some of our city’s most notorious ghost stories.
Savannah Ghost Tours are not for the squeamish and faint of heart. We are not a tongue-in- cheek theatrical display that relies on the dramatic for impact. While we’re family friendly, we pull no punches in our tales. Our stories are based on careful research, and we tell them straight.
Intrigued? Come, join our registered tour guides for a Savannah experience you’ll never forget!
Oglethorpe Square's Haunted History Stretches Through The Centuries
We launch our nightly jaunt from Oglethorpe Square at 8pm daily. Oglethorpe is a renowned small park in the heart of our vibrant city. First developed in the mid-1700s, Oglethorpe Square’s almost 300-year history is plagued with sickness, fortune, and tragedy. Our roughly one-mile journey travels through Bull Street, Hull, Street, and York Street as we stop at 9-13 haunted destinations.
Meander through these darkened quarters to hear heartbreaking and terrifying tales about:
Colonial Park Cemetery
No ghost tour would be complete without a stop in a haunted cemetery. Colonial Park Cemetery has been the stuff of ghastly lore since the 1700’s. Here, tour guests may encounter the spirits of Savannah’s many yellow fever victims. Yellow fever ravaged Savannah throughout the 1800’s in three separate epidemics where hundreds lost their lives. While Savannah is the final resting place for more than 700 yellow fever victims, many who succumbed to this vicious disease aren’t resting at all. Come with us to Colonel Park Cemetery where many have seen (and felt) apparitions of yellow fever fatalities aimlessly roaming the grounds.
Disturbed Native American Burial Ground
Native American chief Tomochichi was resting peacefully…until the Central of Georgia Railroad erected a monument right over his grave. Hear Tomochichi story as well as tales of other disturbed Native American burial grounds.
See the places of some of the region’s most infamous assassins, listen to their stories, and learn about the victims who still simply refused to go gently into that good night. Tyrannical old Mr. Wise who met his untimely demise in a bucket of water, the Foley House corpse, young Rene who was lynched by an angry mob, and the spirits of two young girls murdered in a local cemetery. These just a few of the specters still raging against the dying of the light – and our city streets mark the forum for their fury.
Not all of our stories are morbid. Some are sweet tales of true love like Nelly and her beloved husband William Gordon II. Yes, it’s true – people really can die from a broken heart. But, what happens when they refuse to leave their earthly existence behind when they do? Distressed fire victims, tormented Civil War casualties, and tortured indentured servants who simply can’t find peace – these are just some of the many spirits you may encounter during your Ghost Tour adventure.Read sightings & stories!
All Ghost Tours meet at Oglethorpe Square, 127 Abercorn St, in between Oliver Bentley’s Barking Bakery and Owen’s-Thomas House & Slave Quarters.
Tours are 1 hour long. Add the extended tour for an additional 30 minutes of haunts!
Ghosts don’t worry about the weather, and neither do we. Savannah Ghost Tours run rain or shine. Verify your tour time and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to step off. Our beautiful city bustles year round – be sure to allocate plenty of time for parking!
Adult Tickets are $18.99. Childrens’ tickets are $10. Savannah Ghost Tours tickets must be purchased in advance. Make your reservation online here and simply arrive at Oglethorpe Square, 127 Abercorn Street during your designated tour time. That’s it! No printing tickets, no worrying losing your place in the group. Also, no substitutions. Guests must attend the tour for the date and time of purchase. Rescheduling may be done upon approval and may be subject to a rescheduling fee.
If you cannot find parking on the side streets, the closest parking area is State St parking garage, at the corner of E State and Drayton, address 100 E State St.
3 Reasons Savannah Ghost Tours Is A Must
The Savannah Ghost Tour is both entertaining and informative. You’ll learn established historical details about the lives of some of Savannah’s most infamous residents. Our guides tell you the stories of Savannah’s past and how they are connected to spirits still lingering today.
Not every tour is guaranteed a ghostly encounter; however, we know that you’ll find your time with us entertaining. Our tour provides a quality ghost walk experience for all ages, with a mix of history and spookiness rolled into one.
Traveling in a group makes it challenging to find activities with universal appeal. Savannah Ghost Tours is perfect for everyone in your travel crew, regardless of age and interests.
The biggest reason to check out our ghost stories? Our commitment to authenticity is sure to make a believer out of even the biggest skeptics.
Come discover the supernatural side of Savannah! Click here to tickets, tours, and times!