As legend has it, Savannah is a haunted city. (A few ghost-favorite places are actually in this round-up: Marshall House and Olde Pink House.) For kids that enjoy spooky stories, touring the mansions, squares, and streets of Savannah that boast a dark past can be a real treat. You can walk your own route, or go on an organized tour with Ghost City.
While touristy, riding the trolley when you’re in Savannah just feels right. And a tour can be a good way to see more of the city on a day when everyone is feeling a bit tired.
Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd., Isle of Hope
Commonly referred to as Wormsloe Plantation, this is the former 18th-century estate of English pilgrim, Noble Jones, whose family owned the land until the state of Georgia acquired the majority of the plantation in 1973. It’s located on Isle of Hope, which is about a 20 minute drive from downtown, ending with a mile-long corridor of large oaks laden with Spanish moss. Inside, the site includes Wormsloe’s tabby ruin (the oldest standing structure in Savannah), the plantation house built by a Jones grandson in 1828, and a museum.
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