Colonial Park Cemetery

Colonial Park Cemetery: Our most recommended tours and activities

Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

1. Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a guided sightseeing trolleybus around America's most haunted city. Look out for ghoulish creatures and venture inside both the haunted Andrew Low House and the haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. Old Town Trolley Tours invites you to explore Savannah’s darker side mixed in with a good dose of humor. Hear tales no other tours will dare tell you, as the shadows play gentle tricks with your mind. Journey through time, and hear ghoulish legends of murder and intrigue. The tour starts down on the Savannah Waterfront and travels though the many historic squares located in the heavily haunted Savannah Historic District, such as Columbia Square, Wright Square, Telfair Square & Lafayette Square. Naturally there are also stories relating to the Colonial Park Cemetery. A highlight of the tour is entry into the haunted home of one of the most prestigious Savannah families – the Andrew Low House. Here you will learn tales of the unrest still in the home, as well as personal experiences of both staff and guests. Another highlight is a visit inside Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery, a haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse restored from an era long past. Here you will experience the stories and legends of the Savannah Waterfront and River Street over the centuries. Other sites you will pass and hear spine-chilling stories about are the Olde Harbour Inn, the Pirate’s House, the 1790 Inn, the Hamilton-Turner Inn, and the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

2. Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

Explore the spooky side of Savannah on this ghost-themed, adults-only walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning about the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of Savannah. During the tour, hear about the famous haunted locations the city has to offer, such as former Revolutionary War battlegrounds, burial grounds, historic homes, and the hauntings associated with each. Learn all the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of Savannah.

Savannah: Haunted Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

3. Savannah: Haunted Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

Explore the haunted history and ghosts of Savannah on a guided walk through the historic downtown area. This interactive tour will take you to a mix of up to 8 locations, where you'll hear tales of the hauntings that persist at iconic historic buildings, squares, and cemeteries. Discover the ghosts of Savannah at night and uncover the mysteries at each historic house and the tragic, mysterious, or unexplained events that caused them to be haunted. Venture to multiple historic and infamous hotspots, including the Kehoe House, Davenport House, The Juliette Gordon Low House, and The Cursed Wright Square. Find out why Juliette Gordon Low was cursed from the day of her wedding and why the Wright Square has a beautiful but deadly past that continues to haunt the city. Get the inside scoop on favorite local spirits while walking the cobblestone streets. By the end of the tour, you'll have a better understanding of why Savannah is said to be the most haunted city in the country and why its locations top the most haunted lists year after year after year.

Savannah: Midnight in the Garden Walking Tour and Pub Crawl

4. Savannah: Midnight in the Garden Walking Tour and Pub Crawl

Follow the trail of one of the most prominent murders in Savannah history from beginning to end on this walking tour. Hop from bar to bar with your drink in your hand as you do. Hear fascinating stories from your guide as you stroll Savannah's evocative streets. Raise a glass to an iconic story in a succession of memorable bars Take advantage of Savannah's open carry laws. Unlike in most American cities, in Savannah, you can carry your alcoholic beverage with you on the streets. Learn all about the eccentric Jim Williams and his historic preservation efforts. Encounter stories of psychics, exorcisms, iconic drag queens, and much more with a drink in your hand.

Savannah: Grave Tales Walking Tour

5. Savannah: Grave Tales Walking Tour

Explore the spooky side of Savannah on this ghost-themed walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning about the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of Savannah. Hear about the famous haunted locations that Savannah has to offer, such as the former Revolutionary War battlegrounds, burial grounds, and historic homes. Learn all about the fascinating hauntings at each place. Find out the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of Savannah.

Savannah: Spirits and Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl

6. Savannah: Spirits and Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl

Grab a Chatham Artiller Punch and explore the darkest corners of this haunted southern city. You'll meet your expert guide at haunted Oglethorpe Square, where Yellow Fever victims still wander the pathways — delirious and zombie-like. From there, you'll visit seven other iconic sites, including four of the city's best pubs. Enjoy beer, wine, or spirits as you hear tales of ghostly cooks, deadly duels, and creepy hotels. By the time you end your night at the Savannah Taphouse, you'll have a nice buzz and plenty of chilling stories to entertain friends and family back home. Are you brave enough to step into the shadows? The spirits are waiting.

Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

7. Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

Discover Savannah’s haunted spots while playing the role of an amateur paranormal investigator. You have only been in the field for a few months and are starting to lose hope that you might ever find any evidence of the paranormal. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Head to Forsyth Fountain, where the game will start. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the famous Waving Girl Statue. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Savannah: Stories of Old Savannah History Tour

8. Savannah: Stories of Old Savannah History Tour

Explore Savannah's storied past on this walking tour. Learn about the history of Savannah, one of the oldest cities in the United States, from your local guide. Hear about the founding of the city, the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Savannah, and Savannah's capture during the Civil War, as well as famous Savannahians and their mansions and much more. Make stops at some of the city's most important sites, including: Johnson Square, Wright Square, Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace, Chippewa Square, Madison Square, Lafayette Square, Colonial Park Cemetery, and Oglethorpe Square.

Savannah: Rogues, Rascals and Heroes Historic Cigar Crawl

9. Savannah: Rogues, Rascals and Heroes Historic Cigar Crawl

Find hidden gems where you can buy a quality cigar or bring your own on this tour where you can help design the activity to your liking. Visit famous and historic sites of Savannah while your guide provides you with in-depth knowledge of the city. Pop into a local pub for a drink, then begin your journey with a stroll towards Savannah's landmark historic district. Enjoy the beauty of the historic city, the vibrant local color, and the unique architecture. Learn about Savannah during the Revolutionary War and its' rogues and rascals while you leisurely stroll through many of the city's beautiful squares, and visit the Colonial Cemetery. After taking in the beauty of Savannah while learning its history and experiencing the local culture with a fourth-generation Savannah guide, the tour will end at a local pub or a restaurant of the your choice.

Savannah: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Audio Tour

10. Savannah: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Audio Tour

Discover the haunted locations of Savannah with a self-guided GPS Audio application tour. Explore the area at your own pace and visit famous haunted attractions like the Olde Pink House, Pulaski Hotel, City Hotel, and more. You will receive the downloading instructions on your voucher after booking. Start your tour at the Olde Pink House, where mysterious orbs are frequently spotted. After that, you will head to the site of the Pulaski Hotel, still home to a 19th-century child who never left. The next stops are the City Hotel, the gorgeous riverfront, and the Shrimp Factory, where employees have reported hearing mysterious sounds. See the Hampton-Lillibridge House, a beautiful home with a dark history of mysterious accidents. Continue to Wright Square, the site of tragic executions during the 18th century and supposedly also the site of a lingering presence from the victims. Then you will arrive at the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts and a woman with a fascinating history. After that, you will visit the Colonial Park Cemetery, the final resting place for almost ten thousand bodies in unmarked graves. The next house on your tour is the Mercer-Williams House, the site of a murder that became infamous in the novel-turned-movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. You will also see Battlefield Park, where British and American forces clashed during the Revolutionary War.  Finally, you will end the tour with a visit to the Roundhouse Railroad Museum at which visitors have seen hazy figures moving about after dark and heard unexplainable noises from the tracks. 

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What people are saying about Colonial Park Cemetery

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 171 reviews

We absolutely loved this tour! I would highly recommend it, my husband also enjoyed the tour. It was nice relaxing on the trolley ride, and learning some foist stories about Savannah. The guide was awesome and we enjoyed the stops. It was definitely a great value for the money. We took several tours but this one was the best!

LeRoy was great and knew so much about the city and sites we visited. He is definitely passionate about Savannah and it’s history

Interesting, guide was knowledgeable, it’s a long walk.

Olive and Ted did a great job. We had a lot of fun.

Excellent experience and extremely friendly staff.