25+ Savannah Ghost Tours & Pirate Events Guaranteed To Thrill

Looking for some great, spooky, scary, and downright creepy Savannah ghost tours?  We’ve got them!  Savannah isn’t considered America’s Most Haunted City for nothing — and they’ve got the tours to prove it.

No one knows exactly why the spirits congregate here in such large quantities…

Maybe it’s the Native American burial ground that lies beneath the city. Maybe it’s the bloodshed of battle-upon-battle as new settlers tried to claim this prestigious piece of land. Maybe it’s a tale of two loves…where the spirits find just as much pleasure in watching us as we find in trying to see them.

Luckily, that’s not a mystery we must solve in order to appreciate and enjoy their antics.

From family-friendly walking ghost tours to ghastly city tours for teens, to ghost walks and haunted pubs for 21+ only — this is the list you need for your preview of America’s Most Haunted City!

Ghosts For The Entire Family

There are a great selection of family-friendly ghost tours in Savannah, but you should know what to expect. While many of these are free for kids 5-6 and younger, they still may be a tad too scary for that age.

Tours that are recommended for older kids (or adults only) will be more scary and might include profanity or risqué content.

Also remember — Savannah has an open container law, so generally people will be drinking on tours – even those labeled family-friendly. Not a big deal to our family, but it might be to yours.

A final note…in general the later the walking tour begins, the older you’ll want your kids to be for the tour.

Morning Walk Ghost and History Tour

You don’t have to chase ghosts in the evenings only!  GhostTown Tours offers a daily 10 a.m. walk that allows the morning air to be your guide.

Stroll the beautiful streets of Downtown Savannah and learn of its haunted history.

No details are left out and this tour is not for the faint of heart! If you have a queasy stomach or if you truly do not wish to be frightened, you might want to skip this one. And it’s said…all of the tour guides are actual psychics!

Ghosts And Gravestones Tour

Old Town Trolley Tours offers the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour — which is billed as PG-13, and no children under 6 years old are able to join.

The tales of legends and garish characters are told on one of Savannah’s beloved trolley cars as well as on foot. This 90 minute tour focuses on the Savannah Historic District and includes exclusive access to the Andrew Low House.

Andrew was father to Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low who founded the Girl Scouts. Low’s also known to have been friends with General Robert E. Lee, whose ghost is said to haunt the house along with a butler by the name of Tom.

The other exclusive stop along this journey is the Perkins’ & Son’s haunted Ship Chandlery, which is known as the epicenter of America’s Most Haunted city.

Ghost Talk Ghost Walk

Learn of the legends that lie beneath the ghost lore of Savannah from the company featured by the History Channel and recommended by Fodor’s and Frommer’s.

The tour takes a light-hearted approach, sharing stories from Savannah Spectres and Other Strange Tales, investigations from Duke University, and interviews with the city’s in-the-know residents.

Children are welcome – you won’t find jump scares or crazy antics here. The guides are knowledgeable story tellers with a love of the history Savannah offers.

If your Girl Scout Troup is looking for a ghost walking tour, this is the one you want! We love their Ghost Talk Ghost Walk patch, available only to Girl Scouts.

The Grave Tales Ghost Tour

With accolades galore, this is the only family tour given by Ghost City Tours. The other thing we love? The tales told on these tours have been thoroughly researched…so while it may seem “unbelievable,” you won’t find exaggeration here.

Tours fill up fast, as this is the most popular ghost tour given by one of the most popular tour companies. Don’t wait to the last minute to book Savannah ghost tours here or anywhere — especially on weekends.

The tour starts in Johnson Square with the famous story of Little Gracie.  Let us know if you feel a small child holding your hand…

You’ll visit 5-8 haunted sites in 90 minutes, enjoying stops at Colonial Park Cemetery, and the haunted houses around Madison Square.  You’ll also hear the story of Alice Riley, and so much more.

Original Haunted Savannah Tour

This Haunted Savannah Tour is an all-ages tour that blends ghost stories with interesting history, and it all begins in a haunted graveyard at Lafayette Square.

The unique aspect about this tour? The owner is a leader of paranormal activity. The tours use audio, video and photos to enhance the story and location, sharing evidence of the ghosts that haunt Savannah.

You’ll see the places featured on shows like Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters, and Ghost Asylum. Exclusive access includes the Courtyard of the Sorrel-Weed Mansion. While the well-shared affair-suicide story has not found a basis in truth, there are too many paranormal activities happening in the house to ignore!

Ghosts and Folklore Tour

Cobblestone Tours literally wrote the book on hauntings in Savannah. This is one of Savannah’s earliest tours, with group tours starting as early as 7 p.m.

Tour guides (in period costume) lead you by candlelight, sharing stories of famous ghosts and local folklore.

Hearse Ghost Tours

Can you think of a more creative way to caravan the haunts of Savannah than in a hearse?

Don’t worry – you don’t have to ride in the coffin. The back has been outfitted to carry 8 riders and another can sit by the driver. He’ll pick you and your crew up at your hotel, then offer a drive-by of all the coolest spooky locations.

We haven’t personally taken this tour (though I am dying to!) but when researching it on several review sites, it was BY FAR the one that guests raved most about being ‘worth the price.’

Ghoulish Fun For Adults and Teens

These tours aren’t for little ones!  They start a little later, and are a little creepier — perfect for adults and teenagers.

Six Feet Under Savannah

This extremely unique tour is lead by an actual psychic an paranormal-sensitive people.  You will learn how to work with ghost-seeking equipment, and tune into your inner gifts to attract and sense the supernatural beings around you. How cool is that?!

Learn about the haunts and history of prominent downtown Savannah — only to realize that you are surrounded by spirits with every step!

Colonial Park Cemetery is the oldest cemetery still in existence in Georgia and has a sordid past. With hundreds of crypts and tombstones, your psychic guide will lead you around the cemetery in search of what lies beneath.

Dead Of Night

Great for kids 16+ and adults. Demonic hauntings, murders, mass burial grounds – nothing’s off limits during this tour offered at 9 and 11 p.m.

Stops include Chippewa and Johnson Squares, Colonial Park Cemetery, and several secret cemeteries. Colonial Park Cemetery is where more guests report seeing or feeling a ghost than at any other place!

Skippy is usually the tour guide, with great enthusiasm and super insight you won’t find elsewhere.

Genteel + Bard

Genteel + Bard is an adult-focused tour company, but they encourage you to bring your older children if they are into the spooky stories of Savannah. This is, in fact, the tour that even the locals love!

The owner is the tour guide, and he’s the only guide in Savannah who provides an audio-enhanced tour, with storytelling the entire time. Your receiver can reach over 100 feet, so you are free to roam and look and take pictures while not missing a thing (or worrying about sidewalk chatter and passing cars causing you to miss the deets).

This 2-hour walking tour makes stops outside the Sorrel-Weed House, Savannah’s Colonial “Hanging Square”, the mysterious Foley House Inn,  Colonial Park Cemetery, and more.

America’s Most Haunted City Tour

On the American’s Most Haunted City Tour, you’ll tour the north side of the Savannah Historic District, learning about the stories and intrigue of the private homes in the area. Because the spaces are privately owned, you won’t enter the buildings, but you’re certain to get the spooky scoop.

You’ll learn about how Savannah is cursed by sorceress Alice Riley and about the Ouija board seance that liberated a haunted home that was once an orphanage. What about the Savannah locksmith family that outsmarted a Houdini imposter? I mean, you’ve just got to hear these amazing stories.

All ages are welcome on the 8 p.m. tour (ages 3 and under are free), and they also offer a 9 p.m. private tour option.

Savannah Ghostwalker Tour

The Savannah Ghostwalker Tour offers an up close and personal “Ghost Hunters” experience! They guide you to the hot spots of paranormal activity. This is the Savannah Ghost Tour and Ghost Hunt Experience that is on everyone’s “bucket list” when visiting Savannah.

This tour is limited in size to only 15 individuals each night; no crowds on this tour. You will be led by Jason or Patrick, who have been in Savannah for many years studying the ghosts and paranormal activity.

Y’all, they even provide you with K2 EMF meters on the tour — just like you see on TV — so you can hunt ghosts along the way! This tour is rated PG-13 and is not recommended for young children.  Live Availability. Book Now!

Savannah Walking Ghost Tour

Bring the kids to the 7 p.m. tour (it’s for all ages), but the 9:30 p.m. tour is only for people ages 16 and up.  (Need something for everyone? Try their 2x daily fully-guided Bonaventure Cemetery Tours!)

There are no tours inside of the buildings, but you’ll find awesome and horrific stories to match your stops, which include places such as Hamilton-Turner Inn, the murderous Mercer Williams House, gangster stories from The Espy House, tales from The Old Savannah Jail, and more.

Escape The Haunted Room

Want to take a different kind of haunted tour? Try the Escape Room in Savannah. You’ll enter a Victorian-themed space where a girl and her cruel mother once lived. Discover the truth about what happened…if you can!

Small children are not allowed; you must be 12+. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.  The scare factor on this one is rated moderate.

This isn’t a large chain.  Escape Savannah is locally owned and operated, and employs quite the crew of talented artists and actors.

21+ Savannah Ghost Haunts

Must be 21 and over to take part in these creepy tours — no kids allowed.

13 Ghost Haunted Tour

This 2-hour walking tour is owned and operated by enthusiasts in Paranormal Research, Occult Studies, and Savannah History. They say you should expect to witness paranormal activity — so be prepared.

The tour guides are actual psychics and paranormal sensitives who love sharing their knowledge and experience with the public. The stories they share are collected from residents, visitors, and legends.

Guests are all certain to discover something which fascinates their interests. And if you’re lucky — the Ghosts of Savannah may even call out to you.

Plus – who doesn’t love an advisory like this one:

You may feel the presence of a spirit during this tour. No details are left out and this tour is not for the faint of heart. If you have a queasy stomach or if you truly do not wish to be frightened:  DO NOT GO ON THIS TOUR.

Okay, then!

Haunted Pub Crawl

A haunted pub crawl?  Yes, please! Take a walk through four of Savannah’s most haunted pubs. Hear the tales, and enjoy exclusive drink specials while you visit.

Stop at the 17Hundred90 Inn and Bar, where the cook was once known to master voodoo, and The Olde Pink House is said to be one of Savannah’s most haunted drinkeries…just to name a few.

Drinks are not included in the price, but you’ll more than make up for the cost of the tour with the drink special offered!  Must be 21+.

Savannah Ghost Tour Pub Crawl

This 21+ tour includes both haunted historical stops and a few pubs, making it the perfect mix of spirits. You’ll also love the mix of paranormal stories and intrigue.

Bringing the kids on the next visit? Nightly Spirit’s Dark Nights Savannah Ghost tours overflow with stories of sad, tragic and creepy residents of the past…and how their spirits still linger today. Do the adult tour first, then come back with the kids on your next Savannah adventure.

Spirits and Scoundrels Ghost Tour

This tour is completely uncensored, with stories of murder, suicide, ritual sacrifice, and voodoo. You’ll also learn about the occult influence in this historic city, and even a few modern-day ghosts.

What’s great about the tour guides here is that they are super knowledgeable and hilarious, so you’ll be scared to death and laughing hard – at the same time!

The Zombie Tour

This adult-only tour will spook you! Zombies? Yes! These aren’t stories from The Walking Dead…these are stories about the spirits of the Low Country – the ORIGINAL zombies of hoodoo lore.

You’ll learn about the Gullah/Geechee cultures and their spirits, and the story behind the Mercer Williams House haunts.

The stories are ancient, and are delivered uncensored, so that’s why guests must be 18+.  Prepare to look over your shoulder during your walk home.

Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour

The Creepy Crawl is for those 21+! Plan to hit up 4-5 pubs depending on the crowd size, starting at the Irish Six Pence Pub. You’ll hear about local spirits while enjoying spirits!  And you’ll learn about the dark, historical details at a variety of locations.

It’s a great way to make new friends, explore some pubs, and hear about the haunted history of Savannah. High-energy guides are the draw here.

Savannah’s Original Midnight Tour

Only available Fridays and Saturdays, this popular ghost tour includes some unique paranormal adventures.

Each stop gets progressively creepier, with stories about human possession, vampires, remote viewing, morgue tunnels and more. I also love the stories about Savannah’s Masonic civil planning.

You must be 18+ to go on this tour that starts at 10 p.m.  No alcohol allowed on this one.

Pirates! Courtesy of Visit Savannah

Pirate Shenanigans For Everyone

Lest the pirate spirits get jealous, we should mention there are plenty of buccaneer antics in Savannah, as well! Here are a few of our favorites.

The Pirates’ House Restaurant

Be sure to make reservations for dinner at The Pirates’ House, whether you’re with kids or not! The food is delicious, and we hung on every word of the staff’s stories of hauntings and daring pirates.

After dinner and drinks, don’t skip a tour of the house with a pirate, and make sure to visit the gift shop upstairs.

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Each October, Savannah’s Beach – Tybee Island – welcomes pirates from across the country for three days of pirate festivities.

Kids 12 and younger are free, with a special petting zoo/bouncy house area just for them. Other entertainment includes music, a pirates parade, and Thieves Market.

Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum

If the scalawag in your bunch loves the high seas, then take them to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum where they can see sensational models of nine ships representing Savannah’s history.

All the boats — including a model of The Titanic — are built to a scale of 3/8″ = 1′.

Escape From Pirate Island

You read about the Haunted Escape Room – now it’s time to try to Escape From Pirate Island!

Join a boisterous crew of pirates at a tavern, and try to escape before they make you walk the plank. Kids must be 9+, and the scare factor is considered low.  (But the fun factor? That’s high!)

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When I say, "Ghosts," Savannah, Ga is the first place that comes to mind, right? No one knows exactly why the spirits congregate here in such large quantities. Maybe it's the Native American burial ground the lies beneath the city. Maybe it's the bloodshed of battle-upon-battle as new settlers tried to claim this prestigious piece of land. Maybe it's a tale of two loves...where the spirits find just as much pleasure in watching us as we have in trying to see them. Luckily, that's not a mystery we must solve in order to appreciate and enjoy their antics.

Disclosure: 365 Atlanta Family is proudly an Content Sponsor for Savannah…but it doesn’t influence what we share here. We’ve been avid fans of Savannah since this blog started, and we’re honored to work with them on this post to share that love with you.

4 Comments on "25+ Savannah Ghost Tours & Pirate Events Guaranteed To Thrill"

  1. Don’t try Bonaventure without Shannnon Scott. He’s the guide extraordinaire.

  2. Blue Orb Tours and the adults only ‘Zombie Tour’ is the best altho we have tried all of their tours in the last 4 years that one is our favorite!

  3. Claire Seaborne | 06/13/2018 at 2:14 pm | Reply

    Savannah Terrors isn’t on this list but they’re awesome! http://www.savannahterrors.com

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