There are many haunted places in Georgia to explore – if you’re brave. Read on to learn about ten awesome places where spirits are known to walk!
These 10 haunted places in Georgia are by no means all of the spooky tales the peach state has to offer. We are visiting Atlanta, Savannah, Americus and Macon only in this collection of haunted places.
Georgia is a Southern paradise with a bit of every natural wonder you could want. Spectacular waterfalls, mysterious swamps, shining mountains, deep canyons, and sandy beaches – Georgia has it all.
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Some of our best food comes from Georgia – peaches and Vidalia onions and Coca-Cola, to name just a few. And some of our favorite people – from Dr. Martin Luther King to actress Julia Roberts have called Georgia their home.
A number of spirits have made Georgia their permanent home, too, haunting restaurants, hotels, museums, and more. If you are the type who loves a good ghost hunting adventure, these 10 spooky places in Georgia are a wonderful start for your haunted vacation!
The Windsor Hotel in Americus Georgia has been providing guests with exquisite service since 1892. Luxurious and beautifully decorated, you feel a sense of history and style here that is so often missing in the modern world.
But when you stay at the Windsor, you are very likely to notice a whole lot more than luxury and style. This hotel is considered one of the most haunted places in Georgia and is often explored by ghost hunters. Apparently, The Windsor is so wonderful that no one wants to leave, even when they’ve “checked out” of life!
The ghosts of Emily Mae and her young daughter are said to roam the halls. They were pushed to their demise, as the story goes down an empty elevator shaft by Emily Maes beau.
If you want to explore as a guest, you’re sure to have a relaxing (and somewhat thrilling) time. Or explore with a ghost tour where you get the chance to check out areas of the hotel not open to the guests!
Haunted History Tours in Americus are offered by Americus Sumter County tourism and include the oldest local cemetery and other places.
The Windsor Hotel, 125 W. Lamar Street, Americus, GA
While you wouldn’t ordinarily think of a cemetery as a place where people spend a lot of time recreationally, the historic Oakland Cemetery is different.
It is actually Atlanta’s oldest public park and definitely a place where people like to spend time. Close to downtown, Oakland Cemetery is a good place to wander, taking in the beautiful views of the garden, statuary, and trees. There is even an art gallery to explore!
But this beautiful location also reflects the turbulent past. Many casualties from the Civil War are buried here, and the layout of the graves is a visual reminder of the racial divides that have been so much a part of Atlanta’s history.
It is unsurprising that some of the spirits here may not rest peacefully, giving the cemetery an overall “eery” feeling that people notice, despite the lovely surroundings.
If you love cemeteries, Oakland is definitely worth a visit. During October the gates of the cemetery are open at night for willing ticket holders. It’s about a 75-minute walking tour and guests are encouraged to dress up. This tour is sponsored by the cemetery itself.
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE, Atlanta, GA.
The Ellis Hotel
The Ellis Hotel is located in downtown Atlanta. Modern and contemporary, the cheerful decor and friendly atmosphere make this 15 story hotel a great place to stay.
With that Marriott Bonvoy vibe, meeting rooms, dining, a great lounge, and all the modern amenities you have come to love, it may be hard to imagine that this hotel could be haunted.
But it is.
Back in 1946, the Ellis was known as the Winecoff Hotel. One night, it was the site of a tragic fire and 119 souls were lost.
Guests report mysterious odors and footsteps on occasion. And sometimes faces are seen in the window glass – faces said to belong to those who perished on that dark night so long ago.
Ellis Hotel, 176 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA.
The Hay House in Macon is a beautiful and formidable home built in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style. This massive mansion measures 18,000 square feet and took four years to build.
Once completed, in 1859, the home was state-of-the-art for the time, featuring hot and cold running water, gaslighting, and more!
Over the years it was the home of two families. The Johnsons lived there from 1860 to 1896 and the Hay Family from 1926 to 1962. It is now a museum where you can learn about the families and the elaborate place they called home.
While you’re there, don’t be surprised if you run into any cold spots or spooky feelings. You may even catch a glimpse of one of the family members, many of whom are said to have never left the home they loved.
Macon’s Rock Candy Tours offers walking ghost tours in the downtown area near the Hay House.
Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA.
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The Marshall House
The Marshall House in Savannah offers everything you could possibly want in a hotel. The decor is simple and welcoming, and the amenities provide every modern convenience, and the optional breakfast is delicious.
It’s the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend, plan a wedding, or celebrate other special events in your life.
That is – as long as you don’t mind hanging around with a ghost or two. Because The Marshall House is considered one of the most haunted hotels in the state.
Perhaps it is due to its past as a hospital during the Civil War. Or perhaps they are the ghosts of guests who simply decided to spend eternity in their favorite hotel.
Once you stay at The Marshall House, you might be tempted to spend eternity there, too!
The Marshall House, 123 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA.
Moon River Brewing Company
If you’re visiting Savannah and looking for something amazing to eat where the “cool kids” hang out, the Moon River Brewing Company has it all going on.
They make their own craft beer and serve it up to you inside – or in their very own beer garden. And the food is legendary, too!
But if you find yourself shivering, you may need a moment to figure out if it is the ice-cold beer – or a passing spirit – making the goosebumps suddenly arise on your arms.
And don’t be afraid to ask your server about it if you feel like someone is standing behind you. The ghosts here are well-known.
Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St., Savannah, GA.
The Pirates House
Are you as fascinated with Pirates as, well, everyone? If so, a visit to The Pirates House in Savannah is a must!
The food is the best of gourmet-style Southern cuisine and so many delicious choices make it hard to pick just one thing to eat. But you also might find yourself just a little bit distracted by ghosts.
The building The Pirates House is in is over 250 years old, and it is built over tunnels said to be even older.
All kinds of busy, pirate activities took place here throughout the past, including murder. And some of those spirits seem to be sticking around. Perhaps they are looking for revenge?
Pirates’ House, 20 E Broad St, Savannah, GA.
The Olde Pink House
When you’re busy visiting all the spooky places in Georgia, it’s bound to work up an appetite. Fortunately, the Olde Pink House in Savannah has lots of satisfying food to offer!
This is gourmet cuisine all the way, and the atmosphere is sheer elegance. Since the late 1700s, this building has been a place of welcoming.
When you visit, you’ll learn all about the history of this grand mansion. And you’ll also get the chance to learn all about the original owner – James Habersham, Jr – who is said to still show up in the building every now and then.
The story is that he hung himself in the basement because his wife was stepping out on him. Now he just likes to check in sometimes to make sure everything is running as it should be. At least, we hope that’s all he wants!
The Olde Pink House, 23 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA.
17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway while visiting Savannah, the 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern is waiting to welcome you.
The inn is actually made up of four buildings – all historical and all incredibly beautiful. The onsite restaurant offers the best food around, and you’ll love relaxing with a nice drink, too.
But this welcoming old inn is known for being haunted, and three ghosts are even known by name. So while you wander, be sure to keep your eyes open for a young boy, especially if you see him leave a penny somewhere.
His name is Thaddeus. And if you are feeling especially brave, spend the night in room 204, where Anna has been known to mess around with guests’ belongings. You may even feel her touch you, but don’t be afraid. She’s friendly.
At the 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Restaurant, even the ghosts are happy to welcome you!
17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant, 307 E President St, Savannah, GA.
The Sorrel-Weed House is considered one of the most haunted places in the country. The Sorrel-Weed House is a massive mansion. The 16,000 square foot building is also a stunning example of Greek Revival architecture.
Over the years, the space has been used as a filming location for a number of projects – from the movie Forrest Gump to the 2005 Halloween episode of Ghost Hunters. Even the Wall Street Journal featured the Sorrel-Weed House in a 2009 article discussing its haunted reputation.
If you would like to experience this beautiful and historic building for yourself, there are tours. Choose to learn about the architecture and history of the house – or choose the ghost tour where you can learn all about the spirits that reside here. Either way, the Sorrel-Weed House is not to be missed!
The Sorrel-Weed House, 6 West Harris Street, Savannah, GA.
Visit one of these Savannah Ghost Tours if you dare. Walking tours of the most haunted places in Savannah are included.
Haunted Places in Georgia
These 10 haunted places in Georgia are only the beginning of the haunted places to see in the Peach State. But they will be a great start to a thrilling vacation itinerary!
We stopped by Haunted places in Atlanta, Macon, Americus and Savannah. You can find ghost tours in all of these cities, a fun thing to do in October.