[slideshow]Savannah is known for many things: food,history and arts. People come from all over the world travel to see the city squares and architecture. But, in this month for ghosts, witches and goblins, Savannah is most known for being one of the most haunted cities in the United States! The city has made the Top 10 most haunted places lists from travel companies to newspapers such as Huffington Post, CBS Moneywatch and USA Today. Savannah is a “must” visit city for ghost adventurers.
Why would Savannah be such a “hotbed” for paranormal activity? The main reason is that there are many tragic and historical events which have made Savannah the city that it is today. Savannah played a central role in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The city endured a Yellow Fever Epidemic and a fire in the early 1800’s. Many of its buildings were turned into hospitals during the Civil War and the Epidemic. Plus, there have been many other tragedies that just make Savannah a city rich in ghost tales. If you’ve read or seen Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, then you know of the notorious past of some of the buildings and homes in Savannah. The Mercer Williams House has become a tourist site for the city just because of its famous inhabitants! You cannot leave Savannah without visiting Bonaventure Cemetery, a gorgeous cemetery and park.
For paranormal researchers and tourists alike, Savannah offers quite a few hotels, restaurants and other “haunted” locations. Kehoe House is a 4 diamond bed & breakfast with many strange occurrences. Kehoe House just made Frommer’s 2011 Top 10 Haunted Hotels list. There are two rooms, 201 and 203, which are known to be the most haunted. Moon River Brewing Company only opened in 1999, but the building is nearly 200 years old. It has been featured on Ghost Adventurers on the Travel Channel as well as listed on many most haunted places to visit lists. Other famous Savannah “haunts” include The Marshall House and The Olde Pink House.
If you are coming to visit Savannah, don’t miss the ghost tours! There are quite a few companies that will take you on a trip through Savannah’s haunted past! Some of the tour companies are: American’s Most Haunted City Tours, Cobblestone Candlelight Tours and Ghost and Gravestones Tours to just name a few.
The history, architecture, food and spooky happenings all
add up to making Savannah a must visit city! Happy Halloween from Stop n Stor!