Ah, Halloween—the time of year when the trees leaves change color, pumpkin spice is everywhere (we mean, it’s everywhere), and ghost stories are told a plenty. Savannah is not at a loss for any of the above—especially when it comes to tales of ghosts and haunts. From family friendly options to famous, frightening tours, get in the festive spirit this year with some of our favorite ways to celebrate Halloween in Savannah.
Take a Ghost Tour (or Two!)
Nothing says “Halloween in Savannah” quite like one of our famous ghost tours—learn about the haunted streets, houses, and ghosts of one of the most haunted cities in America. Named one of the top 10 haunted tours in the world by Trip Advisor, taking a Blue Orb tour is sure to leave you spooked. Their tours are 18+ (trust us, this one’s bone-chilling—leave the kids at home!) and requires a reservation. Board the “Trolley of The Doomed” and hear stories of antebellum mansions, creepy graveyards and more on a Ghost and Gravestones tour. Stops include exclusive nighttime entry to Juliette Gordon Lowe’s (founder of the Girls Scouts of America) birthplace and Perkins and Sons Chandlery. See the Bonaventure Cemetery by day or night with a Shannon Scott tour. This popular cemetery (hello, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) is always worth a visit, but particularly around this time a year. Scott’s tours are known for engaging storytelling and an extensive knowledge of haunted Savannah.
Halloween Hike at Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Looking for a fun Halloween event for the kiddos? Look no further than the Annual Halloween Hike at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on October 20th and 21st. This fun, safe and not so scary event for your little trick-or-treaters is sure to be a hit! Walk your little ghost down a friendly forest trail where they’ll receive goodies from dressed up animal characters. The event also includes face painting, crafts and concessions. The event is cash only and costumes are highly encouraged!
Calling all dog owners! Dress up your furry friend and come downtown for this fun trick-or treating event that benefits local pet rescue. Over 90 local businesses participate and offer treats for your dog and discounts for you! Have a competitive side? There’s a “best costume” contest between the pups, so get ready to go all out. The event takes place on October 21st from 12-5pm and cost $5 per person.
Looking for more Halloween themed events in Savannah? There are plenty we didn’t cover that are just as wonderful—Check this event calendar out for a more extensive list of October’s “to-dos.”. Need help getting to an event? Book with us today—we’ve got you covered.