Consider the South, a beautiful and historic region that nevertheless carries scars due to the toll of slavery and inequality. To explore this double-sided legacy, head toward Savannah
, Ga., a city that initially had banned slavery before it became heavily involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. With the city’s last-minute reprieve during the Civil War, the remarkably intact Savannah Historic District has become a sought-after destination—one filled with stories of tragedy and triumph.
With so many historic properties, Savannah’s also said to be among the best haunted places in the U.S. Don't miss a ghost-hunting tour from the Sorrel-Weed House
, which invites guests to search for evidence using provided instruments, such as thermal imaging cameras and electromagnetic detection devices. Another fun thing to do in Savannah is a “spirits tour,” whereby guests can enjoy a frosty libation while hearing tales about the haunted areas; one good one is the Haunted Pub Crawl offered by Cobblestone Tours
. The tour meets at Moon River Brewing Company, a local restaurant and brewery that’s busy but keeps a vacant upstairs due to “paranormal activity.” (Be mindful of pushing by the staircase.)
If you’re looking for allegedly haunted places in the rest of the country, then check out 13 Haunted Places You Can Visit in the U.S.
And don't forget a stop in New Orleans, particularly to experience Nine Spooky Places in the French Quarter
, as the “Big Easy” is said to be among America's most haunted destinations.