Cobblestone Tours: Industry Leader Since 2001
Choose from our two candlelight walking tours:
Each tour offers a distinct way to experience the unique city of Savannah.
Savannah, Georgia: America’s Most Haunted City. You can’t walk down the streets at twilight without getting the impression that there is a layer of deeper meaning, just beneath the surface. The old beautiful homes practically emanate the aura of history and pedigree, implying tales of lost loves, lives cut short, and other tragic circumstances. Simply by passing over the Savannah River on the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, descending the ramp off of Highway 17 and submerging into the mystery that is Savannah’s shadowy Historic District, you can’t help but feel transported to another time. Gas lamps flicker over rain-slicked cobblestone streets. Fog-shrouded vignettes, seemingly ripped from the pages of history books, appear live and in color. And adding even more eerie ambiance than the storied architecture, Savannah’s famous Spanish moss-draped live oaks set the mood. This wonderful city is the scene of intrigue and mystery.
Why should you take a tour with Cobblestone Tours? Because we’re honest with you, right up front. Unfortunately, there are a lot of other tour companies which are making plenty of misleading claims in an effort to deceive you into thinking that they are industry leaders. Some rival tours are somehow claiming 30 or even 40 years of experience, when they have been in business less than two years. One company is claiming that they have been in business since 1995, which, if true, would predate this entire industry (that company’s current owners have only owned it a few years). I think that making misleading or patently false claims is wrong.
Here’s why you should tour with us:
-We were founded in 2001, which makes us one of the oldest walking tour companies in business. There are four other active tour companies that are older than us. Ghost Talk Ghost Walk was the first, in 1996, and a few others followed suit. I have listed them below, in no particular order (yes, I’m listing my competitors on my website. Full disclosure for you, the paying customer). If you see another company claiming they are older, or stating that they have “30 years experience,” then they are lying to you. Why would you book a tour with someone who deceives you from the very start?
-We were the first tour company in Savannah to publish a haunted guidebook to Savannah’s ghosts. It was published in 2005, and is already in its 8th printing. It’s doing great.
-Our tours and guides have been featured in major media outlets, including the top-rated Savannah episode of TV’s ‘Ghost Adventures‘, as well as the Travel Channel’s ‘America’s Most Haunted Places‘, the New York Daily News, New York Magazine, CNN, PBS, FSN, InFlight Magazine, the Savannah Morning News, WSOK Radio, and local weekly ConnectSavannah.
-Our stories are verifiable, true history. I have personally researched all of the stories you will hear on any Cobblestone Tour. No monsters, no made-up folklore. I have lived in Savannah for over 20 years, and believe that oral storytelling of a location’s history is a sacred act, and in a town as strange as Savannah, you should never need to fabricate.
-Our fully-costumed guides enjoy a reputation of providing informative and historically accurate walking tours. They will be reliable, friendly, and courteous in all aspects.
If you’re still needing more please feel free to read more at my blog. It’s got everything from sample chapters of the upcoming follow-up to the non-fiction book on which the tour is based, ‘Haunted Savannah‘, and other news about the founder of Cobblestone Tours, author James Caskey.
If you just can’t get enough of all things related to Southern ghosts, feel free to check out our brand-new book about New Orleans LA, ‘The Haunted History of New Orleans: Ghosts of the French Quarter‘.
*Ghost Talk Ghost Walk, Creepy Crawl (aka Savannah By Foot), The Hauntings Tour (aka SeeSavannah Tours), and Savannah Walks all predate us, but not by much. Check out their websites, there’s some good stuff there.