Sorrel Weed House Tours
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Built in the mid-19th century for shipping merchant Francis Sorrel, Sorrel Weed House became a State Historic Landmark in 1954, one of the first in Georgia. It’s also believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Savannah, and has been featured on TV shows like Ghost Hunters and Travel Channel’s Most Terrifying Places in America.
There are a few different ways for visitors to explore Sorrel Weed House. Daytime tours cover the antebellum history of this Southern estate and its architectural details, while evening tours include stories of its ghostly residents. Those with a special interest in paranormal investigation can join a late-night tour to get their hands on paranormal investigation equipment, like an EMF detector, ambient temperature sensor, and geophone.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Sorrel Weed House is a must on any paranormal tour of this Southern city.
- Reserve your tour ahead of time; some tours fill up early.
- Don’t forget your camera to capture your own evidence of the paranormal.
How to Get There
The Sorrel Weed House sits on one side of Madison Square in the middle of Savannah's historic district. It's a stop on historic house tours during the day and ghost tours at night.
When to Get There
If you’re interested in the haunted history of the Sorrel Weed House, plan to visit during a nighttime ghost tour when the property’s creepy factor is at its highest. Families visiting with children should opt for daytime or early evening tours.
Other Attractions in Madison Square
Madison Square sits in the heart of historic Savannah, where there’s plenty of history on display. A bronze statue of Sergeant William Jasper sits in the middle of the square, which is flanked by historic structures, including the Green-Meldrim House museum and St. John’s Episcopal Church, built in 1853 in a Gothic Revival style.
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Sorrel Weed House
Immerse in Savannah’s deepest, darkest sagas and most haunted locations on this eerie interactive ghost walk. Hear tales of suicide as you wander the shadows of Sorrel Weed House, death and plague in Colonial Park Cemetery, mysterious apparitions at 12 Oglethorpe, and vicious conflict on Madison Square. High-range audio headsets enable you to capture the shots you need—and maybe a spirit or two in the bargain.
Take a spooky stroll through Savannah, one of the most haunted cities in the US, on this guided ghost walking tour. Choose from one of two evening departure times and travel through the shadowy squares of the Savannah Historic District, one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US. Learn about local legends, house hauntings — even the occasional exorcism — plus Gullah traditions and superstitions, some of which are still practiced today. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
Enjoy the views as you pass by the many Church Steeples and under live oaks to experience the unobstructed sights of Historic Savannah. The 90 minute adventure starts from your Historic District hotel or the city’s visitors center and tells the colorful uninterrupted story of the city’s past. Following your Discover Tour of Historic Savannah, embark on the Savannah Riverboat for a 90 minute sightseeing cruise up & down the Savannah River.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
No Alcoholic beverages permitted on this tour. Use real K2 EMF meters to ghost hunt! Save 77 cents off the "TripAdvisor Fee" and don't book here. Book direct on our internet website, "The Savannah Ghostwalker Tour". Our tour is an "interactive" evening walking tour of the old Historic District of downtown Savannah, GA. We provide our guests with real K2 EMF meters to use to hunt for Paranormal Activity while on the tour. Our tour is not the biggest, it's just better. We sell only 15 tickets per night so that your tour experience is safe and uncrowded. Our Guides have over 25 years experience leading walking tours to the most Haunted sites in Savannah. No pre-recorded stories here. We fully narrate this Historical Haunted tour live. You will be guided to Antebellum Historic homes, Cemeteries and Battlefields and told their history. Please see our extensive Website, "Savannah Ghostwalker Tours", for a complete and detailed description about why we are so different from all the others.
Afterlife Tours is the only ghost tour in Savannah, G.A. that features real paranormal evidence captured by our investigation team the Savannah Ghost Research Society. We do every bit of our own historic research so all of our stories are 100 % true. We dispel many urban myths that have been told in our city for numerous years. We have been featured on SyFy Channel's Paranormal Witness, Travel Channel's Most Terrifying Places in America and Haunted USA, as well as Paranormal Lockdown with Nick Groff of the Ghost Adventures crew and several other national networks. Skip the fake stories and take a tour with the professionals. Stops on this tour include Husk Restaurant, Foley House Inn, Savannah Theatre, Sorrel-Weed House, and the Colonial Park Cemetery.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Sorrel Weed House ?
The best ways to experience Sorrel Weed House are:
- Genteel and Bard's Savannah Dark History and Ghost Walking Tour
- Savannah Night-Time Ghost Walking Tour
- Savannah Land & Sea Combo: City Sightseeing Trolley Tour with Riverboat Cruise
- Savannah Ghostwalker Tour and Ghost Hunt
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