Back in August 2014, my Girl Scout Troop took a road trip from here in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. On the way down to Florida, we made various other stops, which included Savannah, Georgia. We spent 2 1/2 days there, before we set off for St. Augustine, Florida.
We arrived in Savannah in the late afternoon, checked into our hotel (Comfort Suits) in the historic district, and right away started exploring. We had about 5 hours to do so, since we had scheduled a ghost tour for 9 PM. We did some shopping, had dinner at Panera, and spent some time on River Street.
Our ghost tour was with Ghost Talk Ghost Walk, and our guide (whom I forgot the name of) was super nice and informative. She explained the history of Savannah and the strange hauntings in the city. Apparently Savannah is built right on top of an American Indian burial ground, where members of the tribe buried the dead for hundreds of years. Besides that, the settlers of Savannah created a very large cemetery, but as time went on and the city expanded, the cemetery shrunk. The current cemetery is only a fraction of the size it used to be. Our guide also told us that some of the locals say “the trees have legs” because on rare occasions, old bones that were buried will come up as the trees grow. Kind of disturbing to think about, but maybe kind of cool.
There are many places that are “haunted” in Savannah. Some of which you are able to stay in, but with precautions. We were told that at the Kehoe House, children were no longer to stay there due to strange and unfortunate events that happened to them. Also fun fact, since Forrest Gump was partially filmed in Savannah (the parts where Forrest is sitting on the bench in the park telling his story) Tom Hanks stayed at the Kehoe House. And yes, we got to see the square that Forrest Gump was filmed. Which was pretty cool. Anyway, if you’re in Savannah, I highly reccommend going on a ghost tour. Especially since Savannah is supposedly the most haunted place in America.
The second day we spent in Savannah, was technically not in Savannah. We took about a 20 minute drive to Tybee Island, where we went on a dolphin excursion and had a beach day. The dolphin tour was awesome, we got to see a lot of dolphins! After that, we spent quite a bit of time at the beach, and had fun body-surfing. We ate at the Crab Shack, which had a wonderful atmosphere and great food. After we ate, we headed back to the Savannah, where we hung out in our hotel room.
On the last day, we went to the Juliette Lowe House. Juliette Lowe was the founder of Girl Scouts, so it made sense my troop would visit there. We did a program which focused on Victorian fashion. We got to talk about fashion trends, women in society, and even got to try on corsets. The lady that led the program was one of the nicest people I have met. She was awesome! I highly recommend going to the Julliette Lowe House, even if you’re not a Girl Scout. It’s still a really cool attraction for women and young girls.
Overall our stay in Savannah was very nice, besides the horrible heat and humidity. We were traveling in August, which is probably the hottest time of the year and the southeast region of the U.S. is notoriously humid in the summer. So be prepared if you go! Savannah is an amazing historical city and I highly recommend going if you have the chance. Happy travels!
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