Ghostly Savannah

savannah-georgia-postcardRecently I attended a work conference in a small American city in the south that I’d never visited:  Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah is known for, among many other things, being a picturesque and historic city.  It’s also known for being the setting of a 1994 non-fiction book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil , based on a real life crime that occurred there in 1981, thirteen years earlier.

It didn’t hurt that Savannah also is known for being one of the most haunted cities in America. One evening, I stole away for a tour of the “Ghosts and Gravestones” of Savannah one evening. The night-time trolley tour took us to a haunted mansion owned by Andrew Low and the Perkins & Sons ship chandlery, described as a general store for ship workers.

And while I didn’t make it to the famous Bonaventure Cemetery (famously pictured on the cover of the esteemed book referenced above), I did see the 1750 Colonial Park Cemetery.

Oak trees covered in Spanish Moss surround and weave through the grounds of the cemetery, which has gravestones of many notable historical figures, including soldiers from the Revolutionary War.

Here is a video take on Colonial Park Cemetery.

 

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