Savannah: Haunted Pubs and Taverns Walking Tour – A One-of-a-Kind Adventure
Are you an adventurer at heart and looking for something a little unusual? On a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia, I decided to try something I would never have had a chance to experience back home – a haunted pubs and taverns walking tour. It was absolutely extraordinary!
If you’re intrigued by the idea of walking among ghosts and soaking in a bit of history, then the Savannah Haunted Pubs and Taverns Walking Tour is just what you’re looking for. As part of the two-hour, two-mile tour, you’ll explore nine of the city’s most haunted pubs and taverns. Each location has a rich past and plenty of ghostly tales to tell.
The Expert Guide
Our tour guide was a history professor at Savannah State University with an in-depth knowledge of the city’s haunted spots. He was well versed in both the history and paranormal happenings at each location. Every site was deeply intriguing, with tales of ghosts, hauntings, and psychic manifestations.
Our first stop was Napoleon’s Italia Cafe, a creole restaurant. It has nearly 200 years of history and is purported to be one of the most haunted establishments in the city. It is said to be a hotbed for paranormal activity and we were definitely on the look out for any signs of ghosts or unexplained activity. As we walked to our next stop, our guide shared bits of information interspersed with plenty of ghostly tales from Savannah’s past.
The Pubs & Taverns
Along the tour, we stopped at these nine pubs & taverns:
- Napolean’s Italia Cafe
- Jinx’s Bar & Grill
- O’Connell’s Irish Pub
- Crystal Beer Parlor
- Molly Macphersons Irish Pub & Grill
- Savannah Taphouse Bar
- Eddie’s Attic Music Club
- Pinkie Masters Bar & Grill
- Six Pence Pub
At each location, the stories were captivating and some even included a surprise or two. For example, at O’Connell’s Irish Pub, we encountered a ghost who was known to be fond of a little impish behavior. According to our guide, this ghost has been seen playing pranks on bartenders and patrons throughout the years. At Crystal Beer Parlor, during our interesting visit to the basement bar that stands in ruins today, our guide told capture ghost stories about a young girl who shows up occasionally as if she is searching for something or someone.
Is It Really Haunted?
As with any place that proclaims itself to be haunted, there will always be skeptics. I can honestly say that I was more than a little skeptical going in. On top of that, I couldn’t help but wonder how historically accurate some of the tales might have been.
However, in researching these places further after my tour, I found myself amazed at how many stories have proven true – as well as the abundance of eye-witness reports that continue today including moving objects, whispering voices, unexplainable cold spots and other occurrences. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the tour alone is a unique opportunity for exploring the colorful history of Savannah and experiencing it with an expert guide.
There are many haunted tours available around the country, but this particular tour felt special because it wasn’t simply about representing middle-aged lore about possibly questionable hauntings at each location – it was about connecting with the rich past of Savannah and immersing yourself in its history from numerous perspectives. Every venue had its own haunted story and many also had their own unique vibe based on their architecture and atmosphere. Whether you discover that it truly is haunted or not is ultimately up to you to decide, but if all you’re looking for is a fun way to explore all the history Savannah has to offer, then the Savannah Haunted Pubs and Tavern Walking Tour should definitely be at the top of your list!
If you want to book your own unforgettable adventure through Savannah’s abandoned pubs and taverns, then check out GetYourGuide tours. They offer private tours as well as larger group tours for up to 12 people which include complimentary snacks and refreshments along with a fascinating journey through some of Savannah’s most historic locations. Book now and enjoy an unforgettable experience!
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