22 Jun 2022
As one of America’s most haunted cities, Savannah offers a hauntingly perfect location for those interested in the paranormal.
It’s a perfect site that the Southeast Hollows Haunt Convention set in the city on July 29-31. The convention welcomes an array of haunt enthusiasts, along with professionals who make their living in the horror genre. Presentations by actors and makeup artists will teach skills like how to create monster eyes and how to depict a murder scene. In addition, workshops include horror writing, short films, and more. The convention also features a Masquerade Party on Saturday, July 30 with prizes for the best costumes, as well as a Halloween Fashion Show. Both of those events have a separate admission cost.
Even if you don’t attend the Haunt Convention, Savannah offers plenty of haunted spots to visit on your own, if you dare. The squeamish can join a tour with pros like Ghost City Tours,
Ghost City Tours takes guests on an exciting and spooky journey to some of the city's most haunted locations, including haunted mansions, historic homes, cemeteries, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and more. This is a tour for all ages.
The Genteel & Bard tour begins at Oglethorpe Square with a classic storytelling performance of some of Savannah’s darkest tales and creepiest history.
The 6th Sense World tour takes guests on a walking tour to the Espy House, Mercer House, Corson Mansion, Old Candler Hospital, and more. Stories at these sites include gangsters and ghosts, highly publicized murder scenes, exorcism, and morgue tunnels.
To deep dive into the city’s sorted history, book The Savannah Underground immersive experience. Experience the stories as they play out around you in a 360-degree set. Let history come alive (so to speak) with these three frightening tales.
Walk any street in the Historic District, and get a shiver up your spine just thinking of the ghostly presences surrounding you. The Pirate’s House is one such spot. The former inn and tavern dates to 1753 when it was a rendezvous for pirates and visiting sailors. Today, enjoy Lowcountry favorites, seafood, and Southern cooking, along with tall tales.
Or book a “Paranormal Investigations,” held at 10:30 p.m. nightly at The Historic Savannah Theatre. Visitors use thermal cameras, 4K night vision cameras, EMF detectors, and digital voice recorders to “investigate” the oldest theatre in America.
While you may choose to enjoy a paranormal adventure, rest assured your Savannah accommodations will be ghost-free and comfortable, with beautiful properties, remarkable customer service, and exceptional cleanliness.