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Savannah: Haunted History and Ghosts Walking Tour

1. Savannah: Haunted History and Ghosts Walking Tour

Set off on a 1-hour ghost tour around historic downtown Savannah. This entertaining and informative walking ghost tour will take you to 8 locations, where your experienced tour guide will tell you of the hauntings that persist at iconic buildings surrounding the Savannah's Historic District. Visit 8 locations, including the Kehoe House, Davenport House, The Juliette Gordon Low House, The Cursed Wright Square. Discover the ghosts of Savannah at night, and learn of the city's shocking past. Get the inside scoop on favorite local spirits while walking the cobblestone streets.

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Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

2. Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

Join a special Halloween event on October 30 featuring a costume contest, live actors, and prizes such as a $1000 GetYourGuide gift card, a (real) coffin, and much more. 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.

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Savannah: Colonial Park Cemetery Guided Tour

3. Savannah: Colonial Park Cemetery Guided Tour

Sitting in the heart of the Savannah town grid of 24 city squares, there's an unofficial 25th called Colonial Park Cemetery, which serves as the biggest story graveyard in the whole Historic District. The grounds defy time as the oldest patch of public land one can visit in Savannah, offering you the chance to see and touch materials far older than the Victorian city that now surrounds them. On this guided tour, explore the place where every town meeting, picnic, wedding, duel, and public execution was conducted during Georgia's 18th-century founding. Discover the final resting place of General Nathanael Greene, 2 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and Teddy Roosevelt's Revolutionary War great-great-grandfather, as well as duelists, merchants, priests, paupers, soldiers, and just about every character that gave blood, sweat and tears to the early colony and later nation. See the mass graves of Yellow Fever victims, which resulted in the closure of the cemetery in 1853. Learn about the adjoining "Negro Burial Ground," poet Conrad Aiken's birthplace, the Old City Jail, dueling grounds, and the Hanging Tree. To top off your experience, find out about the fascinating ritual use of the cemetery by the area's root doctors, accompanied by eyeopening visual aides as per their shamanism.

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What people are saying about Colonial Park Cemetery

My husband and I are Savannah natives and we did this scavenger hunt as a fun Halloween Eve activity. We actually learned some new stories about our city and had a great time!

Absolutely incredible tour! Our guide Tanaya was amazing and very knowledgeable. We even captured some haunting photos and encountered a ghost cat! Highly recommend this tour!

This was a great experience. I highly recommend it! A lot of fun. Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history and it was just spooky enough.

Our tour guide gave us some history. He also tod meany stories of ghost sightings in various parts of Savannah.

Keith was so great! Great sense of humor and was well educated.