Most know that Savannah Georgia is one of the most Haunted cities in the United States, but what you might not know is that these 8 Haunted Places in Savannah will give you goosebumps!
We’ve all heard about the Olde Pink House being haunted and that there are ghosts rumored to hang out at the Pirates House¬. Many of us even know a story or two about historic Bonaventure Cemetery and the Tybee Island Lighthouse.
But how many of you know about these 8 lesser known places in Savannah rumored to be haunted? Some of them might surprise you! This list not only gives you insight into the ghost story behind each haunting, but also the property address so you can walk by and see if you feel the presence of an unsettled spirit!
Is 17 Hundred 90 really Haunted?!
There are at least three ghosts which are believed to inhabit the 17 Hundred 90 Inn. Guests staying in room 204 frequently report strange happenings such as jewelry or clothing being mysteriously moved from one place to the other. Some have experienced being nudged or having the bed covers removed. According to folklore, a young woman named Anna Powers haunts the inn. In the 1800s. Anna took her life by jumping out of an upstairs window from room 204 after she was abandoned by the man she loved. Some people claim that Anna may have been pushed out of the window by one of her husband’s mistresses instead.
Location: 307 East President Street
Is the Hampton-Lillibridge House really Haunted?!
The Hampton-Lillibridge House is a beautiful piece of Savannah history with a checkered past. According to local legend, this place used to teem with paranormal activity: doors closing on their ow and voices coming from the stairs. One voice is purportedly that of an innocent party guest being drug across the floor in a second story room. Some suggest the activity to be from a depressed sailor who allegedly hung himself in one of the rooms upstairs others say demonic spirits wait for future homeowners to move in. The house was so active that in 1963, residents called Bishop Stewart to perform an exorcism to remove any evil spirits. Even after, reports remain of apparitions appearing in the second-floor window. Today this house is for sale. Any takers?
Location: 507 E Julian Street
Is the Kehoe House really Haunted?!
The Kehoe House Bed & Breakfast is truly a remarkable building and makes for a breathtaking stay in Savannah. Though it is a happy place great for weddings or for just a relaxing get away, the Kehoe House possess a tragic history. Original home owners William Kehoe and his wife Annie lost their twins when the children were playing in an off-limits area (the chimney). Staff and guests have reported many unexplainable occurrences over the years. Doors moving, sounds giggling and tiny feet running definitely put the Kehoe House high on our list of haunted places in Savannah. If you are curious about which rooms to stay in, we recommend rooms 201 and 203.
Location: 123 Habersham Street, Columbia Square
Is the Shrimp Factory really Haunted?!
If you are looking for great seafood on River Street, then the Shrimp Factory will NOT let you down! Like the name says, they boast amazing shrimp. If you ask anyone that works there, however, they’ll tell you that they’ve got something that is NOT on the menu: ghosts! Originally opened in July of 1977, Janie Harris (the then owner) was sure that the building was haunted by at least one spirit if not more! Some of the activity reported by Janie and restaurant customers includes moving cold spots, sounds of people in the upstairs storage room, and things being moved. Some credit paranormal activity to the ghost of Joe, a 55-year-old man who dropped dead of unknown causes one afternoon while climbing the stairs to the storage room. Some believe ghosts already haunting the building scared him to death.
Location: 313 E River Street
Is the Mercer House really Haunted?!
The Mercer-Williams house is a must-see for those who either read “The Book,” Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil or seen the movie version starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack. THIS house also happens to be HAUNTED! The Mercer-Williams house has so much activity that you’ll have to go by and experience it for yourself. If you don’t already know the story, Jim Williams bought the property in order to restore it. Later he went to trial for “accidentally” fatally shooting his assistant, Danny Hansford. Later, Jim Williams mysteriously died two weeks before one of his renowned Christmas parties in 1982. Many believe both spirits haunt this house. Some have reported seeing the mens’ apparitions while others claim to simply hear items being broken or see items inexplicably moved about the house. I’ve heard someone say that they believed the spirits to be quarreling with one another.
Location: 429 Bull Street, Monterey Square
Is the Moon River Brewing Company really Haunted?!
The Moon River Brewing Company on Bay street is a great place to grab a beer and relax with friends but it also has an interesting history. The building served as the first hotel in Savannah, Georgia long before it was a great place for Happy Hour. Patrons as well as staff say they have known to walk around upstairs and make their presence known by touching people in the bar. These ghosts are frequently thought to be Dr. Philip Minis and James Jones Stark. The two men had a long-running verbal feud, which resulted in Minis fatally shooting Stark in his quarters upstairs. Cue SyFy’s Ghost Hunters and Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures! Both shows found evidence of ghosts upstairs, on the main floor, and paranormal activity in the basement!
Location: 21 W. Bay Street
Is the Sorrel Weed House really Haunted?!
The Sorrel Weed House is one of the most charming houses in Savannah. It is, however, also the most Haunted place in Savannah, earning a spot on the Top-5 Haunted Places list in the United States! What happened to make this beautiful home one of the scariest places on earth? The legend goes that Francis Sorrel fell in love with a beautiful woman named Lucinda, whom he married. After a brief five years, she passed away from illness. Francis was broken-hearted . . . but not for long. Shortly thereafter, he married Lucinda’s sister, Matilda. Matilda, too, became ill and died . Some say she caught him cheating with a servant girl, others say that it was a hoodoo curse that killed both women. It may be one, it could be the other — or maybe it was BOTH!!!
Location: 6 W Harris Street, Madison Square
Is Molly MacPherson's really Haunted?!
Downtown in City Market, there’s a great little Scottish pub called Molly MacPherson’s. This is probably one of the best places to grab a belt of whiskey or enjoy a good meal with friends. The history behind this pub is both fascinating and chilling! A man by the name of Charlie is thought to have hanged himself upstairs because his fiancé left him. Many believe that Charlie’s ghost continues to haunt the building. Savannah Weekend spent a night investigating paranormal activity at Molly MacPherson’s and may have evidence of a ghost caught on tape!
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Location: 311 W. Congress Street