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Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

1. Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

Explore the spooky side of Savannah on this ghost-themed, adults-only walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning about the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of Savannah. During the tour, hear about the famous haunted locations the city has to offer, such as former Revolutionary War battlegrounds, burial grounds, historic homes, and the hauntings associated with each. Learn all the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of Savannah.

Savannah: Midnight in the Garden Walking Tour and Pub Crawl

2. Savannah: Midnight in the Garden Walking Tour and Pub Crawl

Follow the trail of one of the most prominent murders in Savannah history from beginning to end on this walking tour. Hop from bar to bar with your drink in your hand as you do. Hear fascinating stories from your guide as you stroll Savannah's evocative streets. Raise a glass to an iconic story in a succession of memorable bars Take advantage of Savannah's open carry laws. Unlike in most American cities, in Savannah, you can carry your alcoholic beverage with you on the streets. Learn all about the eccentric Jim Williams and his historic preservation efforts. Encounter stories of psychics, exorcisms, iconic drag queens, and much more with a drink in your hand.

Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

3. Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

Discover Savannah’s haunted spots while playing the role of an amateur paranormal investigator. You have only been in the field for a few months and are starting to lose hope that you might ever find any evidence of the paranormal. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Head to Forsyth Fountain, where the game will start. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the famous Waving Girl Statue. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Savannah: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Audio Tour

4. Savannah: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Audio Tour

Discover the haunted locations of Savannah with a self-guided GPS Audio application tour. Explore the area at your own pace and visit famous haunted attractions like the Olde Pink House, Pulaski Hotel, City Hotel, and more. You will receive the downloading instructions on your voucher after booking. Start your tour at the Olde Pink House, where mysterious orbs are frequently spotted. After that, you will head to the site of the Pulaski Hotel, still home to a 19th-century child who never left. The next stops are the City Hotel, the gorgeous riverfront, and the Shrimp Factory, where employees have reported hearing mysterious sounds. See the Hampton-Lillibridge House, a beautiful home with a dark history of mysterious accidents. Continue to Wright Square, the site of tragic executions during the 18th century and supposedly also the site of a lingering presence from the victims. Then you will arrive at the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts and a woman with a fascinating history. After that, you will visit the Colonial Park Cemetery, the final resting place for almost ten thousand bodies in unmarked graves. The next house on your tour is the Mercer-Williams House, the site of a murder that became infamous in the novel-turned-movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. You will also see Battlefield Park, where British and American forces clashed during the Revolutionary War.  Finally, you will end the tour with a visit to the Roundhouse Railroad Museum at which visitors have seen hazy figures moving about after dark and heard unexplainable noises from the tracks. 

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What people are saying about Mercer-Williams House Museum

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

I had previously not read the book Midnight in the Garden, but the tour was still enjoyable and I perfectly understood the plot and how the characters lived and maneuvered in the city of Savannah. I have lived in Savannah for over 13 years and learned a lot! It touched a lot about historical preservation which was fascinating. Additionally, the tour was down-to-earth and casual so going to the pubs and bars was an added treat!

This tour was by far our favorite we’ve taken while in Savannah, and we’ve taken a lot of them. Silas was awesome and you could tell by the way he told the stories that he was passionate about the history of the city. Definitely recommend this tour!

James was our giude and he did and excellent job. It was a nice blend of giving facts in a pleasant story telling way.

We enjoyed this ghost tour. We learned a lot about the history of Savannah.

Luke was a force to be reckoned with! Great energy and knowledge