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Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour Savannah

My husband, Christian, and I recently got to spend a few days in Savannah, GA.  Over the years we’ve both heard the stories about how Savannah is America’s most haunted city, so we were dying to explore some of the haunted history of the charming southern city during our first visit there.

*Disclosure:  My husband and I received complimentary admission to the trolley tour in exchange for this post about our experience.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

For anyone that’s ever been to the historic part of Savannah, the first thing you’ll probably notice is that there are ghost tours everywhere you look.  While we were down there, someone told us that there were over 35 different tours to choose from.  With that many options, how do you decide which one to do?  For me, the decision was easy – I went with what I knew – the Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour.  Last year for my birthday, Chris took me on the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour here in Boston and we loved it, so when we saw that the same company had tours in Savannah, it was a no-brainer for us.

Let’s just say that we were very happy with our decision.

On the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour we got exclusive nighttime entry into two of Savannah’s most haunted venues.  The first stop is the site of the Juliette Gordon Low House, which is the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts of America. The second stop was the Perkin’s & Son’s Ship Chandlery, where we were able to commiserate with the spirits and truly EXPERIENCE the stories of haunted River Street.

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Christian and I loved hearing all about Savannah’s darker side with a little dose of humor sprinkled in, of course.

On our voyage, we traveled throughout Savannah’s historic district.  We got to see some of Savannah’s most haunted sites, hear some eerie legends and stories about some of it’s most frightening residents. Our Ghost Host, Katrina, entertained us all evening with her knowledge of all things “shadowy and sinister” in Savannah and her great stories.

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As I mentioned before, our first stop was at the Juliette Gordon Low House – the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts of America. It’s a stunning Regency style home and it was actually the first National Historic Landmark named in Savannah. The Lows were a prominent Savannah family and today the presence of both Juliette and grandmother, Sarah Gordon, can be felt inside the house.

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I didn’t see, hear or feel anything while I was inside the house, but I loved touring the home and looking at all of the lovely furnishings and decorations.

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After we left the Juliette Gordon Low House, everyone reboarded the trolley and headed back down to River Street to step inside Perkin’s & Son’s Ship Chandlery.

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Many people believe that River Street is the paranormal epicenter of “America’s Most Haunted City”.  I am not sure about that, but what I can tell you is that Perkins and Son’s stands as a testament to the bustling port business that once took place right at its doorstep.  Katrina led our group inside this antiquated building and as soon as we stepped inside, we felt like we had stepped into another time. Once inside, we truly did get a chance to EXPERIENCE a little taste of the haunted history that has given rise to the immense paranormal presence in Savannah.  I can honestly say that we were  completely immersed in the dark tales of River Street’s past while we were inside the Chandlery.

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If you’re thinking about going on this tour, reservations are required. October is coming up quick and that means Halloween will be here before we know it!  Their tours sell out quickly and it’s highly recommended that you secure your spot in advance – especially for the week of Halloween, October 24 to October 31. Space is very limited for this very popular excursion, so don’t wait until the last minute or you risk missing out.

Where: Simply Savannah Trolley Depot: 301 East River St.
When: Nightly. Just call them at 1-888-920-8687 for available times.
Tour Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The Ghosts & Gravestones tour is rated PG-13. No children under 6 are allowed and an adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18.

My husband and I had a blast during our time on the Trolley of the Doomed.  We loved hearing about the mysterious history of Savannah and the scariest part is that it’s all true!

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  120 Responses to “Savannah Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour”

  1. Looks like such an exciting tour. This might be a great event for the whole family, small kids including

  2. Looked like a great tour and truly loved hearing that you even got to visit the Girl Scout Founder’s original birthplace, too!

  3. Ah.. One more reason to visit. I just love gGhost Tours.

  4. I’ve never been on a ghost tour before.. but love love love horror movies haha. I hope we have come local tours organised for this coming Halloween!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • I’m actually the opposite, haha! I don’t like horror movies but I love ghost tours! I’ve been on several. I hope one is near you for Halloween.

  5. ok not sure why my previous messages aren’t going through but I’d love to go on one of these Ghost tours!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  6. I want to do a ghost tour so bad! I just don’t think there are things like that in this area. If we ever get to GA, we will definitely hop aboard this trolley!

  7. I went on a few of them there. They were both so much fun. Not only do they tell you spooky stories, they also give you history about different things. I really enjoyed the two I went on.

  8. This sounds like so much fun! I love ghost tours!

  9. Sounds like something fun to do. I didn’t even know there was paranormal activity in Savannah – definitely something to check out when I’m in the area.

  10. Did you just say haunted? My husband would be so interested to explore this place!

  11. That sounds too fun! This is the first time I heard about this tour. My husband would definitely want to experience this.

  12. ghost scare me so i don’t think this would be something I could do, my husband and daughter would love it though

  13. Ghosts scare me. I don’t know what i’d do if I ever saw one. If it was someone I knew maybe I’d be ok with it.

  14. This is right up my alley! Savannah is a great place to do something this too.

  15. This looks like tons of fun! I love spooky and scary stuff, but I’ve never been on a fun tour.

  16. This sounds like so much fun! With Halloween coming, it’d be the perfect time to embark on such a “spooky” tour! I’d love to travel to Savannah for the tour, but the Boston one sounds great too! So much history in both of those locations, no doubt there are some spirits hanging out!

  17. I’m such a scaredy-cat when it comes to anything ghost or otherworldy, but I love anything historical – it fascinates me so much. Still not convinced I’d get through the whole ride without wetting myself though! (You’re allowed to laugh!)

  18. I knew that Savannah was haunted (at least that is what the travel channel said), but I didn’t know they had a tour for it! That would be fun! Especially this time of year!

  19. I’ve been to Savannah but didn’t know all this! We did the haunted tours in New Orleans and it was very spooky and fun!

  20. I would love to take a tour like this. I think I could convince the rest of the family to join me too. 🙂

  21. My brothers did a similar tour in St. Augustine and loved it. I want to take one of these during Halloween time they look so cool.

  22. I don’t know if I have enough courage to go on a ghost tour, but that looks like an awesome tour! I know my husband and son would love it!

  23. This sounds like a fun adventure. We should visit for Halloween! Eek!

  24. That sounds like so much fun! I’d definitely have to go with my husband, though!

  25. This sounds like a blast! You can take in a little history and maybe scare the pants off yourself!

  26. Those ghost tours are surprisingly educational. Different way to learn about the history and fashion of the times.

  27. This looks like fun. I love ghost tours. I hope to find something like this near us next month.

  28. Looks like a spooky fun tour! Whenever we travel we try to do a local tour like this – to give us a real flavor of the city we’re visiting!

  29. I would love to do this! If I’m ever in Savannah I’ll be sure to check it out 🙂

  30. Oooh! I don’t like ghost towns or houses. They give me the chills but at the same time … so exciting!

  31. How delightfully creepy! This would be a great way for me to incorporate learning into some spooky fun for the kids.

  32. You know, I just don’t know if I could go on a tour like this! I love looking at old headstones and making up all sorts of stories about what their lives were like but I couldn’t go and seek out a ghost on purpose!

  33. We live near Savannah so I’ve visited a few times, but I’ve never done a trolley tour! It looks like so much fun!

  34. I’ve GOT to go on this the next time we’re up that way. I love ghost tours like this.

  35. Looks like a very fun tour! Perfect for Halloween. Wish we have something similar in our area

  36. I have been to Savannah, but did not take the tour. I think it would be a lot of fun.

  37. I have never been to Savannah, but it sounds like fun. I do love a good ghost story!

  38. This sounds like it would be a lot of fun. I think my daughter would definitely want to go with me.

  39. Oh my gosh! This is awesome! I would love the tour (as long as my husband was holding my hand and it wasn’t dark)!!

  40. This sounds amazing, something that is totally up my street, I would love to take this tour 🙂 x

  41. Oh this sounds fantastic. I would totally love to do something like this, it would be such fun. My oldest is into this type of tour too he would love something like this!

  42. We last visited Savannah 15 years ago when I was pregnant, but we didn’t get a chance to go on any of these ghost tours. They look like so much fun, maybe next time!

  43. I have never heard of those type of tours, but I bet they are pretty cool. I love ghosts.

  44. I know that Savannah is a beautiful place filled with rich history but I’ve never been on a Ghost Tour before. The next time I’m in Georgia I will be sure to check out the Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour.

  45. Ever since New Orleans I try to go to Ghost tours in every City

  46. This sounds like a lot of fun! I love all things scary and Halloween-ish! I would love to check this out.

  47. I’ve been on a similar tour in Savannah before. This one sounds like a lot of fun.

  48. A haunted tour sounds like a fun date night. We could take a good road trip here.

  49. I took a similar tour on the spur of the moment in Edinburgh Scotland. My, my what one can learn about the darker side of a town! Sounds like a fun outing.

    • What creepy fun! One of my very best friends is from Savannah, and she has stories that haven’t reached the general public which are true and hair raising. I’m not sure I want to spend too many nights there myself!

  50. I have always wanted to visit Savannah… and love the history behind it. I am sure there are some amazing ghost stories… Sounds like a great time

  51. Oh how spooky and fun! My mama would LOVE something like this for sure!

  52. I pinned this earlier on Pintrest and had to come back and check it out! I would love to take a tour like this in Savannah! We have similar tours here but I think this location seems even more mysterious!

  53. It sounds like an amazing time. So many tours to choose from, it must have been hard to decide.

  54. My husband would love the tour. However he would be made to go byhimself. I don’t do ghosts.

  55. I don’t believe in ghosts but I would love to go on a ghost tour one day.

  56. Now that sounds perfect for Halloween! Very Spooky!

  57. Oh, I’m creeped out just looking at your pictures! What a haunting good time

  58. This looks like so much fun. I have always wanted to do a haunted tour.

  59. The Trolley of the Doomed is right up my alley. This would be an amazing way to relax and have fun.

  60. That place looks like have a thrill, I love visiting kind of this place. I’m sure my hubby would love to see this.

  61. We have a tour like this in Kansas City. I would love to go on the tour.

  62. What an interesting trip that i should consider putting on my bucket list.

  63. That house looks creepy. I think my husband, daughter and I all would really love this.

  64. Savannah is gorgeous! This tour would probably freak me out, though!

  65. What a fun tour of Savannah! It is a beautiful city and so much to see and do there.

  66. What a fun tour. Sounds like you had a great time!

  67. That looks like a lot of fun! Ghost tours are always great to do while visiting a city if you enjoy the spooky side of things.

  68. What an awesome tour! I love exploring new cities and this haunted tour sounds like such a kooky and fun way to see a new town! 🙂

  69. Excising tour too creepy for me…Ghost tour interesting I have to passed.

  70. perfect tour for halloween! Kids are going to love it

  71. Sounds like a fun tour. I can see why it is so popular at Halloween. We Southern love our ghost.

  72. I’m glad you got to go. I know from reading here that you do love these, and how fun too to go to Savannah! I know people say it’s such a unique/awesome place to visit.

  73. Spooky tours like this are my husband’s kind of thrill. This sounds really fun and I think even my kids will like this.

  74. This sounds like SO much fun! I love the haunting aspect 🙂

  75. What a great tour! So fun and exciting for the upcoming Halloween!

  76. This is a fun experience to prepare you for the Halloween! Hope you guys enjoyed the tour, I think I’ll be a bit terrified.

  77. this sounds super creepy and right up my friends alley. she loves stuff like this. as for me not so much. lol.

  78. Tjhis sounds like fun for those who love thrills. My kids watches horoor stories but I don’t think they are brave enough to go on this lol.

  79. Nice! I cant wait for halloween and bring the kids for some adventure trip.

  80. Wasn’t Savannah amazing on every level? We loved walking the cemetaries there as they are really quite beautiful. I did see many of the ghosts tour buses and wondered what they would be like…thanks for your opinion.

  81. I can be a little bit of a chicken, but this does sound like fun. It’d make for a great date night.

  82. It’s the perfect time of year for adventures like this one. I love the idea of being able to check out all of the spooky places on the trolley. Such a great sounding tour.

  83. This place is on my Roadtrippers ghost tour list. One of these days I am going to travel to all of these great places!

  84. You’ve done a few ghost tours – I like! I wish I had more time to go on more ghost tours – I love everything to do with the paranormal!

  85. I just love savannah! We went afew years ago and did a lot of the haunted tours! Didn’t do this one though and it looks like it was a lot of fun!

  86. That ghost tour looks like so much fun! I’m interested in the paranormal too so I would really enjoy it.

  87. this sounds so fascinating. I love this stuff. And it would be especially interesting to hear about all the history of the South.

  88. I always love a good ghost tour. Not only can you sometimes “feel” a presence, you get to learn so much about the history of said places. Makes for a very interesting day!

  89. I love the idea of a ghost tour, they sound like a lot of fun and very interesting. I’m very much a believer.

  90. Ghost tours are the best! Not only do they make your hair stand up but it’s a wonderful history lesson too.

  91. I have always wanted to go to Savannah!! Looks like you had a great tour!

  92. This looks like so much fun. Visiting Savannah is on my bucket list.

  93. I’ve heard so much about Savannah from my SIL and how beautiful it is. Hope we get to visit someday and do the ghost tours perhaps. Yikes!

  94. UHHHHHH That sounds absolutely FANTASTIC!! What a fun tour.

  95. We are going to go all out for Halloween this year. Instead of going out, we’re gonna do a cool haunted house at our place for everyone. I’m gonna try to talk my wife into going out to one with me also, so I an be big and brave for her :p

  96. Eeek I’m not sure if I would ever go for something like this. I’m such a scary cat lol.

  97. I have never done a ghost tour. Maybe when my kids are older I would take them, sounds like you guys had a blast.

  98. This sounds like so much fun! Especially around this time of year.

  99. This Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley tour sounds like so much fun! It’s definitely something my husband and I would enjoy.

  100. Wow. 35 different types of tours. Now my mind wonders to the other types of tours were available. Lol.

  101. I’m not too far away. I’d love to take a trip here myself! Looks like a great adventure.

  102. Oh, this looks so cool! The hairs on my neck are standing up just looking at this. I love Savannah, but it’s so creepy at night with all of that swinging Spanish Moss in the trees. We’re driving to Florida next month and usually spend the night in Savannah on the way down, I’ll look this tour up as it will be right around Halloween 🙂

  103. I love ghost tours! This seems like a fun adventure to do on Halloween.

  104. This tour would be fun for people into haunted places…I’ll be honest with you, I don’t really like the idea of visiting haunted places lol I would be freaking out the whole time!!!

  105. That looks like so much fun! I love all the old furnishings in the Girl Scout house! If I am ever in that area, I will definitely have to check it out!

  106. This looks like such an awesome tour! I wish there was something like this in my area. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  107. I would love to do something like this. I’m not sure if my husband would be interested but it sounds fun. 😉

  108. I’ll admit that I don’t believe in ghosts, but I still think that ghost stories are fun to hear, nonetheless. 🙂

  109. I love ghost tours so much, I’m so jealous you were able to go on one in Savannah! I’ve always wanted to go there and go to the Juliette Gordon Low House! Looks like you had a blast!

    xoxo Bree
    http://bree-west.com

  110. That looks like so much fun. I’d love to take that tour. I’ll have to look and see if they have something like that near me.

  111. Looks like a lot of fun! I have plans to get to Savannah one day soon, I’ll have to keep this in mind! Thanks!

  112. I don’t know about the ghosts, but gravestones are cool to look at. I’ve never been to Savannah before! Sounds like an awesome trip!

  113. This certainly looks like an interesting experience! You are very brave!

  114. Those kinds of things interest me. I’d love to go on a ghost tour someday. The one you went to looks frighteningly fun.

  115. Now that’s something I’d want to do but I must avoid because I can see ghosts and it will just haunt me.

  116. I would love to try a ghost tour with my family! I’ll check it out and thanks for sharing.