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Welcome to ~Haunted ~ Savannah
There's a secret the Savannah locals know. We don’t speak to the ghosts here.
They tend to answer back.
We don’t whisper “who’s there?” at bumps in the darkness. Don’t look into mirrors in dark rooms, empty hallways, alone.
There’s a legend, the souls of the houses, the old plaster walls, Savannah Gray Brick and mortar, and oak - they fell in love with the faces of the past, and invited them to stay. And stay. And stay.
That is to say, the ghosts here, that you came to hear tell of - you've got to tread softly - because there’s more to these stories than meets the eye.
We're glad you're here, friend. Let's walk a while.
912.373.6651 | 7PM, 8PM, 8:30 pm OR 9:30 PM
*please no bachelor/ette parties, or raucous groups - they attract the zombies.
Genteel & Bar'd’s Famous
SAVANNAH DARK HISTORY & GHOST ENCOUNTER TOUR
at a glance
WHAT: Genteel & Bard’s Famous Savannah Dark History & Ghost Encounter Tour is a historical walking tour that’s too dark for daylight. You’ll experience our highly-curated, classic storytelling performance at its creepiest while hearing tales of Savannah’s dark history and the ghost lore that resulted. You’ll also hear accounts of modern day paranormal encounters. Please note: we can’t guarantee you’ll see a ghost while on our tour - we’ve tried, but they just won’t perform on demand.
YOUR HOST: At Genteel & Bard we are proud to boast the most talented, well-read, and passionate historians and performers. Each of the guides on our staff has a long resume, as in years, of storytelling performance as well as months of ghost tour training specific to our Genteel & Bard production. No matter your host, you can rest assured you’ll be walking Savannah’s haunted streets with a talented, passionate, and knowledgable storytelling professional. You can read more about our individual guides here.
WHERE: On our ghost tour you’ll see famously haunted Savannah locations, including the infamous Sorrel-Weed House; Savannah’s Colonial “Hanging Square”; the mysterious Foley House Inn; Colonial Park Cemetery; and more. Please note that none of Savannah’s walking ghost tour companies go inside of these haunted locations as most of them are private residences, working businesses, or museums. The entirety of your tour will take place outside. Lucky for us, the streets of Savannah are just as haunted (some say even more haunted). Savannah is a necropolis - a city built over its dead - so most of the things that go bump in the night around here, often do so outside. Including the zombies - no we’re not kidding.
DISTANCE / DURATION: Genteel & Bard’s Savannah Dark History & Ghost Encounter Tour is apprx 2 hrs long, and covers about 3/4 of a mile of Savannah’s Historic District.
TECH: At the start of your tour you’ll be given a small wireless receiver and a set of souvenir earbuds. Your host speaks into a wireless microphone throughout your tour experience, allowing you to easily hear your guide from up to 100 feet away.
THIS TOUR IS FOR YOU IF: you’re looking for a high-quality ghost storytelling performance full of dark history and chilling ghost lore.
“GENTEEL & BARD IS SAVANNAH'S HIGH-END WALKING GHOST TOUR.”
Ranked Savannah’s #1 Ghost Tour On Review Sites Like Trip Advisor!
And the preferred Ghost Tour among Savannah’s Luxury hotel & B&B Concierge
EXPERIENCE SAVANNAH'S DARKEST HISTORY WITH HER MOST SOUGHT-AFTER STORYTELLERS & PUBLIC HISTORIANS
We're not corporate. We're Local. We're Family-Owned and Operated.
Fine Quality is our lifestyle. And it's our promise to you.
Space is limited. Reservations required. We look forward to walking with you!
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE GENTEEL & BARD...
Our Dark History & 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 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 100 feet from your guide.
Unlike the silence between locations with other companies, our audio devices allow for 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.
*please no bachelor/ette parties, or raucous groups - they attract the zombies. We recommend a haunted pub crawl - cheers!
The “Rave” Reviews
A SAMPLING OF RECENT ACCOLADES . . .
Best ghost tour in Savannah!
TC took us into the depths of Savannah's dark history.
Afraid to go to Sleep!
BEST SAVANNAH GHOST TOUR
Best ghost tour I've ever been on!
Best Tour in Savannah!
Legacy of a Haunted Savannah
WE LOVE SAVANNAH HISTORY SO MUCH, WE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT!
We get a lot of questions about Savannah History - and most seem extra interested in the stories behind the stories, the mysteries, the dramas, the little-known details and intricacies that make Savannah the city she is today.
Here’s a look at our book, Hidden History of Savannah - available for pre-order on Amazon now!
Savannah has repeatedly stood on the edge of ruin, brought to its knees by bloody battles, mysterious pestilence, fire, unforgiving weather and the drums of war. Men and women whose names echo in history once walked its streets. Countless other faces are seemingly forgotten, names that history held in looser grip--like Mary Musgrove, the colonial translator and entrepreneur, or Dr. Samuel Nunes, shipwrecked by chance on Savannah's coastal shores just in time to curb a deadly epidemic and save Savannah's first settlers. And then there's John Geary, the larger-than-life Union general who beat Sherman's march south to the sea. Join authors Brenna and T.C. Michaels as they explore Savannah's long, wide and very often hidden history.
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Genteel & Bard's Fine Savannah Savannah History Walking Tour
Our Historic Savannah Walking Tour is an easy stroll with well-known Savannah personality, T.C. Michaels, through the most beautiful and walkable city in the U.S.. Experience Savannah's historic stories and see locations that shaped our country, while enjoying photographs, music, and first account letters. We're Savannah's only audio-enhanced walking tour - ensuring you can actually hear your live guide. You're sure to walk away with new friends and a deeper love for the Hostess City. This Savannah walking tour brings the museum experience outdoors, for an unforgettable live story-telling production you can't afford to miss.
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Tours at 10:00 AM