Posted June 29, 2009 by Kate Hamman
As America's most haunted city, Savannah has a few tricks up its sleeve to entertain and spook the living. Walk the streets of this good-ole Southern city, with antique antebellum homes and a war-torn history, and be captivated by ghostly tales, haunted hotels, and tasty treats.
Savannah Candlelight Walking Tours: Everyone has a ghost story to tell in Savannah, and a few cocktails can conjure the Vincent Price in us all. Join the Haunted Pub Crawl for a spirited two-hour tour of the city's most paranormal-rich drinking establishments, where tales of apparitions and encounters will spill forth from your trusty guide and other locals in the bar. Tickets cost $10, but don't include libations.
The Marshall House: Don't be fooled by the charm and elegance of this old hotel, for something dark lurks behind its friendly and hospitable demeanor. Before you check in, you may want to ask about those who never checked out. Once used as a civil war hospital, the Marshall House may still be home to a few unhappy patients or disgruntled nurses from centuries ago. Rooms start at $119 for weekday visits, but the two-night haunted package for $375 may be just what the doctor ordered.
River Street Sweets: Let your sweet tooth reign supreme at the original location of Savannah's oldest candy store. Sugary scents entice you into the little shop where you'll witness candy makers hand-stretch, swirl, or glaze each individual taffy, chocolate bear claw, and pecan cluster. Treat yourself and taste their world famous pralines. Samples and demonstrations are free.
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