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On Genteel & Bard's Ghost Encounter Tour, experience Savannah's darkest stories and most haunted locations. Brave the shadows among tales of suicide at the Sorrel-Weed House; bloody war on Madison Square; the death and plague that filled Colonial Park Cemetery beyond its borders; the ghosts that haunt 12 Oglethorpe Ave., and more.

No worries though, we'll tell you where you can buy sage and holy water.

We ARE Savannah's best walking ghost tour...guaranteed.





Our Ghost Encounter tour is Savannah's creepiest, professionally curated, highest-quality, interactive ghost-walking experience. Our tour is just plain better than all the others, and we're proud to say it.

You won't get stuck in a giant group unable to hear your guide. WE'RE SAVANNAH'S ONLY AUDIO-ENHANCED WALKING GHOST TOUR COMPANY. Your guide, T.C., wears a mic so you can hear him loud and clear through your complimentary earbuds and our advanced wireless receivers. Our technology allows you to enjoy your personal space without feeling closed-in or crammed into a large group . Time and time again, our guests share their enjoyment for our technology, citing the ease of taking photos as our receivers work up to 200 feet from your guide.

Unlike the silence between locations with other companies, our tour is a continuous storytelling experience, giving you the absolute most value for your money.

We'll treat you like family, not just another ticket sold. We promise to honor you and your time, and we aim to be among the very best of your memories of your adventures in Savannah. 

T.C., your guide, is the OWNER of the company. - Savannah's most sought-after historical storyteller, city ambassador,  and professional speaker. His passion is creating a personal and memorable experience for you.

We're not corporate. We're Local. We're Family-Owned and Operated. Quality is our lifestyle. And it's our promise to you.

The tour begins in Oglethorpe Square in Savannah's Historic District at the corner of Abercorn St. & E. York St.

Space is limited. Reservations required. We look forward to walking with you!


- The creepiest, most immersive, story-rich, location-filled, action-packed walking ghost tour in Savannah - this is more than a tour - this is an experience - guaranteed

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A Sampling of Genteel Reviews

The Guide Was Fantastic!

First time in Savannah and looked up reviews for ghost tours and came upon this one. The guide was fantastic! The commentary via earbuds made the experience more engaging, informational and intimate. He had a talent for storytelling and entertained all ages in the group. His improvisational skills made for some clever on-the-spot jokes. I highly recommend it! Just don't take too many pictures. You may see someone (or some thing) you wish you hadn't. -- Auto Focus - Google Review

Best Savannah Ghost Tour

My husband and I have been on 4 ghost tours in Savannah and this was by far the best. TC is a wonderful story teller and took time to give extensive details at all the stops. We loved having the earbuds to hear no matter where we were in line. TC even took some of us to a bonus location after the tour ended to see where the slave tunnels went under River and Bay Streets. If you have an opportunity, I would definitely suggest booking a ghost tour with Genteel and Bard. — Christa5285 (St. Simons, GA) TripAdvisor


If TC could get more stars, I would give him 10. He is just a fun person all around, with that said he does an excellent tour, lots of info that makes ya go huuummmmmm. I was born in savannah and lived there a number of yrs. My parents were born in savannah lived there all there lives as well as my grand-parents........Yet TC had info I had never heard. If you choose any other guide will be making a big mistake.... GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!!!! - Karen P. (North Carolina) Facebook

Wonderful Walking Ghost Tour

My friend and I so enjoyed this tour....TC was very knowledgeable and attentive....The history and mysteries truly come to life with TC's tour....we would definitely recommend that anyone visiting Savannah make this a part of their visit. - Sharon P (Salyersville, Kentucky) - TripAdvisor


As a local resident in Savannah, I've been on numerous walking Ghost Tours. This has by far been the best tour I've taken. TC is excellent at what he does, the stories and facts are on target. I love how he incorporates his personal experiences with the stories in his tour. Living in Savannah, it's not unusual to have ghosts in your house. Yes the stories and experiences are true.
The use of the radio headsets makes a huge difference! You are able to truly enjoy the tour and take plenty of pictures, while still being able to hear what is being said, without having to be within 6 feet of the tour guide.
I highly recommend taking this tour and will do it again. - Rose (Savannah, GA) - TripAdvisor


I love ghost tours and try to do them when we go to historic cities. I heard about TC from our hotel concierge. She told me that she had a great impression of him and his company, that she believed he really cared about what he was doing and would provide a great experience. My husband and 7 year old daughter decided to stay back at the hotel while I opted to do a the ghost tour. It was evident when I met TC at the tour meeting spot that he was professional and very passionate about the history and stories of Savannah. He is a such a gifted story teller which adds so much to a great ghost tour. I love history and am a believer in the paranormal. I truly enjoyed my time on the tour and recommend to anyone who loves history and would like to see the city of Savannah in a different way! - Laura (Cincinnati, OH) - TripAdvisor


We wanted a tour that gave us a good overview of Savannah at the beginning of our visit and this was perfect. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable about Savannah history. We asked lots of questions and he kept delving more deeply into the fascinating background of the city. Great sense of humor. Included pre recorded readings of key historical points that really added to the experience. The walk was very pleasant - all flat. Remember to wear solid walking shoes for the cobblestones. The individual audio boxes are a real plus that none or few of the other tour companies offer. We were so impressed that we booked a ghost tour with the same guide! - Patti45 (Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina) - TripAdvisor


There were many to choose from and we kept coming back here. We were not disappointed! T.C. was an incredible guide and the extensive knowledge of the history of Savannah and how it ties into ghosts, hauntings and supernatural phenomenon was incredible. His personal experiences just added to it. We toured post-hurricane and we were actually the only couple on the tour. Tours generally last about 90 minutes....T.C. treated us to almost 2 1/2 hours. The use of the ear buds was great as we weren't always walking closely together and we didn't want to miss a thing. I was able to observe another tour group that we considered and knew we made the best choice. We would highly recommend!!! - B P (Athens, AL) - TripAdvisor


"Wonderful way to learn the history of Savannah, Ga with a great tour guide who knows his history. The earpiece hookup is a plus when walking. I love Savannah and T.C. took the time to make our walk special with lots of added facts and people stories. We're looking forward to the ghost tour next visit!" - Jean W. - Google Review


"My boyfriend and I managed to get away from our busy lives and visit Savannah for an evening. We booked a walking ghost tour hoping this one was better than others we've done. And we were not disappointed! T.C. did a great job. He was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and you could tell he is really passionate about the history of Savannah, the ghost and making sure his guest know fact from legend. It was a great tour and I would recommend it to any one who loves a good history lesson of Savannah, and an even better ghost hunt. 5 stars all the way. Can't wait to go back." - JNOliver - TripAdvisor


We very much enjoyed the ghost tour. TC was very informative and knowledgeable about all things Savannah. He spent easily an extra hour with the group. His use of videos and recordings was very well timed and organized. I would highly recommend this tour. - Joe (New York) - TripAdvisor


"My wife and I absolutely LOVED this tour. We have done a few of the other tours in Savannah, and recently came upon this one when we had some family in town. The coolest thing about it is that combines the elements of a classic tour with new technology. So you get an earbud, and you learn even more about Savannah while it's being streamed through your guides ipad wirelessly! Other tours you spend most of the time just walking, with The Best Savannah Tour, you are learning even during the walking time, if you choose to. It's definitely more bang for your buck. T.C. was our guide, and man is he good. He and his family live right in one of the historic squares, so not only does he know the history, but he has his finger on the pulse of the city and has some great stories, including recent movies that were shot there, and some funny local happenings. T.C. has an acting and radio background, and it really comes through on his tour. He's very passionate about Savannah, and after taking this tour, you'll know why." - C. E., Google Review

Excellent Storytelling And Wonderful Time!

We took the ghost tour and it was excellent! I have been dying to take a ghost tour of Savannah and this was just wonderful, and this tour exceeded my expectations. The tour guide was both knowledgeable and an excellent storyteller so the tour was incredibly engaging. Detail, charm, knowledge, and expert craftsmanship... this tour was great and I would highly recommend it! - Megan S - TripAdvisor

Great Ghost Tour

This was our favorite ghost tour in the city! The ear phones and mic system were a great touch. CT was a great guide and story teller and was very knowledgeable in Savannah history and lore. Very chilling and very fun. We would definitely do this tour again! — itsPK (Providence, RI) TripAdvisor

It Really Is The BEST!!!!!!!!

I booked this tour with 3 of my friends because of the reviews. The whole experience exceeded any of our expectations! T.C. readily shares his passion for history and his love of the spirit world. We now have a new believer due to our experiences. I would take this tour or any tour that he has. 10 stars!!!!!! - Karen G (Ocala, FL) - TripAdvisor

Best Tour Ever

Right from the start the tour had a sense of history, fun, and getting out of our comfort zones by walking the city on the search for ghosts. I would do it again any time! - X5965GOsamanthah (Daytona Beach, FL) - TripAdvisor

Would Recommend To Anyone

T.C. is so good at what he does. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the ghostly encounter tour, I didn't want it to end! A great combination of history and stories are offered, each one of them keeping your interest. Savannah has so much to offer, this is a great way to experience Savannah at night. Would highly recommend. - Carla R (Jacksonville, FL) - TripAdvisor

Ghost & History Tour... Luv'd it!!

TC was Excellent!! And EZ walking tour...A Bonus!! A little after dinner Stroll. Bravo.......!!! History was great bonus for!! Great after dinner stroll too!! The ear was The Bomb!! Heard Every Word!! 10 for that too!! - epetricca53 - TripAdvisor


My sister-in-law and I had a great (and chilly) tour learning some very cool and creepy history of the area. We had so much fun with T.C.. He shared some cool personal stories of his and his families own experiences with ghosts and spirits and happily listened to our own. He has a great sense of humor and patience as he put up with the 2 of us!! I would definitely recommend T.C. He's an affable, intelligent guy who is a gifted storyteller and obviously loves his job. Thanks again, from Tiffany and Maria. (Toronto, Canada) - TripAdvisor


TC developed a fun, enlightening and personalized tour, complete with historic photos and audio readings from historic letters and documents. Our hotel (Montage) recommended this tour, and for good reason. Everyone gets earbuds to listen to him as we walked. Finally, a tour where one doesn't need to lip-read or be at the front of the pack in order to hear a guide! My husband teaches history and gave TC high marks. He blended of lore and facts beautifully, covering from pre-Colonial times to the present. Perfect... - Stox (Albuquerque, NM) - TripAdvisor 


We have taken many ghost tours throughout the USA and Europe, including tours in Key West, New Orleans, York (England) and Prague. This tour was by far my personal favorite, thanks to the tour guide T.C. and his excellent presentation of the tour. As previously noted in other reviews, he provides ear buds for the tour which is a MAJOR bonus over the other tours. While on ghost tours (or any other group tours for that matter) in the past, it is often difficult to hear the guide due to city noise, other chatty guests, etc. However, with this tour, you can easily follow along with the guide at all times. T.C. has also adapted technology into his tour in other ways, by showing video clips, playing creepy music as you walk along and listen to his stories, etc. Even if you take the technology out of the tour, T.C. is clearly a naturally gifted tour guide with the perfect personality for leading a group tour. He is full of great information, humorous and you can tell that he loves what he does. I just wish we had been in town longer to take his daytime tour. Honestly, he should be the #1 spot on TA and I feel he will get there once others find out about his tours. - Thrillrider (Pennsylvania) - TripAdvisor


My husband and I ended up doing a tour with TC and it was a ton if fun! He had a lot of info and it was easy to follow along with the receiver and headphones! I feel like we definitely got our money's worth and if we come back to Savannah we will do another tour with him! Thanks again TC! -Rose - (Tampa, FL) - TripAdvisor 


We truly enjoyed the night ghost tour guided by TC few days ago. It was well prepared and very professionally done. TC is a very good story teller and made then also suitable for our 10yr old daughter. We would highly recommend this tour! - DLV1121 (New York City, New York) - TripAdvisor


My husband, son, and I went on the walking Ghost Tour at 10 pm. The guide was excellent with knowledge of all the history in downtown Savannah. He kept us riveting with intrigue at all times! We were allowed to take many pictures of all the homes we toured and there was suspicious behavior from lofts, balconies and windows and cemetery! I was not aware before arriving in Savannah that it was most haunted city in the USA. It was the best tour and very affordable and we got to see lovely Savannah at night! We were very pleased. - Rita - TripAdvisor


The Ghost Encounter was simply amazing!  We had several iPhone5c/s viewings of orbs, which are not malevolent, just some activity that's not seen by the human eye, and TC's story telling cannot be beat!  We tipped him more than what we'd paid for the ticket simply because he was so darned entertaining!  This was better than any movie or video or production could ever replicate, and is a must see tour for sure!  DO NOT MISS THIS VERSION!" - Laura (Augusta, GA) - Yelp


Four of us went on this tour on 9/23/16. It was without question the best of the best.  The owner knew his information extremely well and made the tour very  entertaining as well as informative.  Even if the price is lower than the rest the tour will exceed your expectations.  Also the use  of ear buds makes sure that you hear the entire presentation. - John J. - (Zellwood, FL) - Yelp


Chills and thrills and lots of fun!

My coworker and I booked a late night tour on what had to be the coldest night of the year, and TC just said, dress warmly, then showed us everything! We started at a cemetery and it got scarier from there. From creepy homes abandoned because of ghosts to alleys haunted by the dead, this was the real deal. We learned a ton about Savannah history, too. Lots of opportunities to take pictures and look for your own orbs! Wear comfy shoes, because this is an urban hike! Beautiful city, great spooky tour! - Berta P - TripAdvisor

Best tour guide in Savannah!

We took both the early morning Savannah History Tour and the evening Ghost Tour. TC Is an amazing guide. His knowledge of Savannah and its history made the time fly by. We would highly recommend both of these tours. R&D Russell - TripAdvisor


TC did a great job of providing a lot of historical information, not sensationalized trivia. He showed us his and clients' photos on his iPad, and allowed many opportunities to take our own pictures. We couldn't stop raving about it the next day, and I have already recommended this tour to several friends. I'm looking forward to doing it again the next time I'm in Savannah. - Dee B (New York) - TripAdvisor


Truly the best! TC's knowledge, storytelling, interacting and engagement created a perfect tour of Savannah. My husband and I have taken tours in many cities and I do not believe anyone has come close to TC. He carried an iPad with audio clips, historical photos and at the appropriate location, peppered them into his presentation. It was a well thought out balance of history, architecture, and current cultural happenings! You will enjoy and be satisfied with this tour. We were 100%! - Mariann F (Potomac, MD) - TripAdvisor


We saw this brochure in a cafe and the earbud technology caught my eye as we had seen several tour groups trying to huddle up near the tour guide to be able to hear them over the city noise. T.C. was very knowledgeable and presented interesting information about Savannah history. He carries an iPad and utilizes it for various photos, maps, music, etc to supplement his presentation. The earbuds were great and we didn't miss a word of the tour! Our group was very interactive and the before you knew it, over two hours had passed by. I would definitely recommend the tour. I booked via cell phone using the information in the brochure while we finished up breakfast and met T.C. near Wet Willie's in the City Square. - Shrewsburyk (Nokesville, VA) - TripAdvisor


The best savannah tour hands down! This wasn't one of those walking tours where the guide just ends up talking to the few that are able to stand right besides them the whole time, pointing to things and spewing facts and stories. Our guide TC was engaging and personable. Having those ear buds so that we could still hear the stories if we weren't standing right next to the guide was amazing. If we wanted to linger a moment longer to look and take pictures we didn't have to worry about not hearing the next story. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Savannah (locals included)!!! - Ellen - Facebook


We recently went on an evening ghost tour and we had a BLAST!  Our guide, TC, was truly amazing.  Very knowledgeable, entertaining and a great story teller.  We learned a lot and had a ton of fun along the way.  Would strongly recommend.  Thanks so much TC!  Look forward to seeing you next time we're in town. - Leslie F. (Glenview, IL) - Yelp


TC was GREAT! very knowledgeable, personable and factual with fun along with it! His title is correct-- the BEST one out there! Can't wait to go again! - Lauren - Google Review


I would give ten stars if i could. I'm a local to Savannah and have done many of the tours, and have heard the same stale history lessons and ghost stories over and over again. This was NOTHING like that. TC was a spectacular guide; his knowledge and storytelling is second to none, and had us intrigued the whole trip. I cant wait to invite our guests back for another one. BONUS: They offer audio earbuds, so that you can hear the whole tour, and aren't struggling to get your money's worth by pushing up to the front to hear him. This was especially cool when walking around cemeteries, you could check out different areas and take pics at your own pace, but still hear the entire tour. So Awesome! - Erin (Hartford, CT) -TripAdvisor


This was a really great tour!! History mixed with ghosts! We enjoyed walking around the historic district and seeing the beauty of Savannah. Our tour guide was absolutely amazing and kept my 8 yr old and 11 year old niece and nephew engaged and excited the whole time!! We stopped in Savannah on our way to Disney and both my niece and nephew had more fun on this tour and in Savannah than at Disney! I think that says something, lol! - Meg200418 - TripAdvisor


"The name says it all. As a local who is constantly dragged on tours with visiting guests, I've seen a lot of tours. This one is quite literally the BEST. An absolute must do for anyone seeing savannah for the first time, or for any local who wants to get to know their beautiful city a bit better." - E.E. (Bluffton, SC) - Yelp


“Best tour I’ve been on yet! I recommend this tour to anyone looking for a true Savannah Experience!” –J. Hissem, FB Review


"Savannah offers a quite a few tours for those interested in the paranormal, and after doing some research, I was very pleased that I chose the Best Savannah Ghost Tour with my guide T.C. As it was a weeknight and after Labor Day but well before Halloween, I really lucked out in that my group was just me, my brother, my cousin and TC. We got a very personalized tour, which didn't even feel like a tour, but more like a personal experience out on the town for a night with a friend. And besides just being friendly and a great guy, TC really knows his facts and details. I left the tour feeling like I got much much more than my money's worth, and I will definitely try to meet up with TC again for another ghost tour if my travels ever bring me back to Savannah - which is a GREAT town by the way!" - PCK (Pittsburgh) - TripAdvisor

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