Haunted Places in Wilmington Island, Georgia



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    Bonaventure Cemetery

    Savannah, Georgia

    5.1 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The cemetery property dates back to a private landowner in the mid-1800s, but was purchased by the city in 1907. It is the spot where naturalist and preservationist John Muir spent several nights in 1867, as he wrote about in his book "A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf," in the ...


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    Fort Pulaski

    Tybee Island, Georgia

    5.1 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    It was in 1862, during the Civil War, when Union soldiers at Fort Pulaski first tested a rifled cannon, which eventually made brick fortifications useless. The fort also was used as a POW camp. At night at this historic site, it is said that the ghosts come to relive their ...


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    Tybee Island Lighthouse

    Tybee Island, Georgia

    7.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The original lighthouse in this spot was built in 1736, but after storms and shore erosion caused the demise of not only it but the first three lighthouses here, the current, fourth structure was built. Folks here have witnessed apparitions and heard unexplained whistling and other sounds. Some apparitions were ...


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    Haslam House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.2 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    At this 1872 townhouse, witnesses have seen a tall, shadowy man in a cloak appear from the rooms' dark corners, and then disappear back into them. Poltergeist activity is also reported in the kitchen and dining room. Private residence, please respect the owner's privacy.


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    The Pirates' House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.3 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    At this 1753 tavern building, originally a sailors' pub, you may just get a climpse of the ghost of Captain Flint of "Treasure Island" fame. Some say this is the spot where the pirate died upstairs, although others say Flint is a fictitious character. Regardless, something spectral appears to be ...


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    432 Abercorn Street

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.3 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    At this old Greek Revival house, some say a ghostly little girl can be seen in the windows. Others say their cameras have failed to work just when they went to get a photograph of the place, only to find that the camera works just fine when they leave the ...


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    Old Telfair Hospital

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.3 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Locals will tell you that this former ladies' hospital is haunted by Mary Telfair, who has been known to appear in the hallways wearing a brown dress. It is now the "Telfair Arms Apartments", a senior-living residence.


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    The Waving Girl - Florence Martus

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.3 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The statue of the Waving Girl along the Savannah riverfront was erected in the likeness of Florence Martus (1868-1943), the daughter of an ordnance sergeant. For 44 years, she was known to greet ships as they came in by waving a cloth. Some say she comes to life at night, ...


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    Hampton Lillibridge House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.4 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    This is a private house, so please do not trespass without permission. Some say the house was once the site of an exorcism. Apparitions of a man in a black suit and bow tie have been seen, and the sound of a scream has been heard. Rumor has it that ...


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    Hampton-Lillibridge House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.4 miles from Wilmington Island, GA


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    Hamilton Turner Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.4 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Samuel Pugh Hamilton built this mansion for his family in 1873; it was the first Savannah home with electricity, installed in 1883. Witnesses on the inn's staff have noted a cigar-smoking man on the roof, and have heard the unexplained sounds of billiard balls rolling on the upper floors and ...


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    Olde Harbour Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.4 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The inn was originally built in 1812, but that building was destroyed by fire in the 1890s. The owners rebuilt over the original foundation. It was an oil company and blue-jean factory until it closed, and was vacant for over two decades. In 1987, it opened as the upscale Olde ...


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    Harley Davidson - Savannah

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.4 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Those shopping for Harleys may experience more than a test ride at this shop. Employees here have reported seeing an apparition wearing a suit and hat upstairs, and the plumbing and electricity are known to work by themselves.


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    Kehoe House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.4 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The Queen-Anne-style mansion was built in 1892 for William Kehoe, and it is said to be the home of a few spirits. Children's ghosts have been witnessed around the grounds, as well as that of the Lady in Gray who haunts room 203. The Lady is said to be a ...


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    1790 Inn and Tavern

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.4 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Built in 1790, this historic inn is said to be haunted by Anna, a 17-year-old who jumped from a window after becoming pregnant by a sailor who went to sea instead of staying with her. Reports say some guests at the inn have found that their things have disappeared or ...


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    Andrew Low House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.5 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Architect John S. Norris built this house in 1850; it was the home of William and Juliette Gordon Low. It is now a house museum. If you pay a visit, listen closely as you tour the historic home. Both guests and workers have witnessed the sound of unexplained footsteps. The ...


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    Colonial Park Cemetery

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.5 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    This 6-acre cemetery holds 9,000 graves and was established in 1750. It was the area's primary public cemetery through 1853. Folks who visit here have seen various apparitions, including a floating couple. There are claims that the small park near the south gate of the cemetery was an old dueling ground, ...


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    B. Matthews Eatery

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.5 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Said to be housed in one of Georgia's oldest buildings (likely built in 1790 or before), the eatery's basement allegedly was once used in slave smuggling, as is evident by the old iron tether rings set into the basement floor. The spot was then a tavern. Another point of interest ...


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    Owens-Thomas House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.5 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    If you take a guided tour of this early-19th-century home, keep watch for its former occupants, who are said to still reside on the grounds. For example, an elderly woman in a big hat and a gray shawl strolling in the garden at dusk may not be a guest, but ...


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    Forsyth Park Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.5 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The inn began as an 1890s private home, and in its early days was owned by Canadian sea captain Aaron Flint “Rudder” Churchill. When he died in theh home, it was converted to a boarding house and then an apartment building. It became an inn in the 1980s. It is ...


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    East Bay Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.5 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The ghost of a former worker named Charlie is said to haunt the inn. He reportedly fell to his death from a third story room and it is alleged that he haunts that room to this day. Room 325 is called Charlie's room and is where most of the ...


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    Lucas Theatre

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.5 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    At this 1921 theater building that houses movies, dramatic presentations and concerts, folks have witnessed strange happenings such as applause coming from an invisible audience and shadowy forms. Visitors are welcome to take self-guided tours through the building.


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    The Eliza Thompson House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.5 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    This 1847 home belonged to cotton dealer Joe Thompson and his wife, Eliza. The couple had seven children, so when Joe was killed in 1855 when a horse kicked him, Eliza had her hands full. The home is now an inn, and folks who visit have seen a ghostly woman ...


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    John Wesley Statue - Reynolds Square

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The statue of John Wesley in Reynolds Square was placed there by the Methodists of Georgia in 1969, and it is the area around this statue that folks find mysterious. Why? Well, those who photograph the statue have found that strange hazy patterns and odd colors appear in the pictures. ...


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    Sorrel Weed House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The house is allegedly haunted by a variety of ghosts, most of them dating back to the late 1800's and the stories revolve around two suicides that took place there, though it is claimed that one of the suicides may have been a murder. The house was owned by ...


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    The Marshall House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    At this 1851 hotel, said to be Savannah's oldest, many haunts are said to reside. The building once was used as a Civil War hospital and also saw an epidemic of yellow fever. Rumor has it that the bones found under the floorboards during renovations to the building were the ...


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    Ballastone Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Built in 1838, this mansion-turned-inn is a spot rich with mysterious happenings. Some say the ghost of Sarah Anderson, the original owner's wife, has appeared to them. She has been seen in the second-floor hallways, in the elevators, in the laundry room, and near the front door. Folks say the ...


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    Melonie's Antiques

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    More than antiques may be found here: A specter of a woman in a blue pants suit has been spotted numerous times, and footsteps can be heard at the location of a staircase that was removed during a renovation. Besides the lady in blue, poltergeist activity has been reported, often ...


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    The Olde Pink House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Builder General Habersham is the ghost in residence at the Old Pink House Restaurant and Tavern. Locals will tell you he most often appears in the tavern, located in the building's basement, but he has also been seen in the upstairs dining room. Keep watch for a man in a ...


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    Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace - Wayne Gordon House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Juliette Gordon Low was the founder of the Girl Scouts. The Wayne Gordon House museum is now owned by the Girl Scouts of the USA, and is a popular place for Girl Scout troops to tour. It was built 1818-1821 and is open to the public for tours. Folks say ...


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    River Street Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    An employee describes having seen the apparition of a man in tan pants, white shirt, and a derby hat.


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    Foley House Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The Foley House was built in 1896 by a wealthy Irish immigrant's widow, Honoria Foley. Cut to 1987, nearly a century later, when the owners are doing renovations. What do they find? A skeleton tucked behind a wall. It is thought to have belonged to a rich boarder who vanished ...


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    Wright Square - The Hanging of Alice Riley

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The Hanging of Alice Riley at the gallows that once stood in Wright Square is a popular story on ghost tours. Irish immigrant Alice Riley was allegedly the first woman to be executed in Georgia. She was the indentured servant to a cruel man, and after she could take no ...


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    Churchill's Pub

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.7 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    There are claims that a man was hanged here many years ago, and that a shadow of his hanging body can still be seen some nights hanging from the high ceiling beams. The staff also claim there was a strange occurrence in February 2013 (see video below), when the ...


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    Moon River Brewing Company

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.8 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Employees here say it is angry spirits who haunt this brewing company. The staff has reported mysterious dark figures, physical attacks, and even possessions. The site has been featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.


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    Oglethorpe House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.8 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    At this dorm of the Savannah College of Art & Design, the ghost of Gracie Watkins, the little girl who also appears in Bonaventure Cemetery, is said to appear. She has been seen as a transparent form in the hallways or in rooms. Further, it is reported that from room 600 ...


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    Telfair Museum of Art

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.8 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Warning: If you don't wish to upset the ghost who roams here, don't smoke in the building or sit on a chair that is not permitted to be sat upon. If you do, witnesses say you will hear the sound of her footsteps walking rapidly toward you on the marble ...


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    B and D Burgers

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.8 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The burger restaurant is said to be haunted: Employees report getting an uneasy feeling in the basement, and a manager heard his name being called when no one was around. Video surveillance picked up a light that moved around the bar area, then hovered above the bar. Ghost hunters detected ...


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    Gribble House

    Savannah, Georgia

    8.9 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    Now a trolley tour warehouse, the Gribble house is home to anywhere between 20-30 spirits. In 1909 one of the most diabolical murders in Savannah history happened at the site. In broad daylight on a Friday afternoon three women were brutally killed with an axe. Today the Gribble House is ...


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    Weston House

    Savannah, Georgia

    9.3 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    At this dorm for the Savannah College of Art, said to be near where Civil War battles were fought, college students have reported some strange happenings. They say they can hear tapping on the walls, furniture moving in empty rooms, and a ghostly girl who likes to sing. Not as ...


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    Grove Point Plantation

    Savannah, Georgia

    13.9 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    At the plantation, folks say you can can hear unexplained voices and see a mysterious mist that may follow you.


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    Chapel of Ease

    Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

    34.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The Chapel of Ease is reportedly a deserted church, and it's haunted. Rumor has it that when workers attempted to seal its old crypt, its ghostly residents wouldn't have it. The bricks used to seal the opening would be stacked in a neat little pile the next day.


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    Joseph Johnson House - The Castle

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    34.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The Castle is the 1850 Italian Renaissance home of Dr. Joseph Johnson, and it is rumored to be haunted. Its legend centers around the ghost of a dwarf named Gauche, who was a jester brought to the area by the French explorer Jean Ribaut in 1562. Gauche's apparition has been ...


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    Wigg-Barnwell House

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    34.7 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    This historic colonial house served as a hospital during the civil war, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors claim to have heard strange noises, have felt cold spots and have seen the apparition of a soldier. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old Sheldon Church Ruins

    Yemassee, South Carolina

    44 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The Old Sheldon Church was housed in a church built in the mid-1700s. The British burned it in 1779, during the Revolutionary War, but was rebuilt in 1826, only to be burned again in the Civil War. It is said to be haunted by an unknown Pilgrim woman in a ...


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    Igbo Landing - Ebos Landing

    Saint Simons Island, Georgia

    61.4 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    This site is said to be haunted by the ghosts of several slaves who committed mass suicide here in 1803, by drowning themselves to protest slavery.


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    Jacksonboro Light

    Wilmington Island, South Carolina

    64.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    If you walk along Parkers Ferry Road late at night, you might catch a glimpse of a swinging lantern light, said to be carried by the ghost of a preacher who died when he was struck by a train one night while he was out searching for his daughter. ...


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    St. Simons Lighthouse

    Saint Simons Island, Georgia

    65 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    The St. Simons Island Lighthouse, built in 1872, is said to be haunted. In 1880, lightkeeper Frederick Osborne was shot and killed by his assistant, John Stephens. A 1908 story was told by the current lightkeeper's wife, who was having trouble with the light mechanism while her husband was away. ...


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    Cottageville Cemetery

    Cottageville, South Carolina

    69.6 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    A local legend surrounds Cottageville Cemetery. It says that those who drive around the cemetery three times, then drive into its center and flash their lights three times, will see the deceased leave their graves, walk around, and throw things.


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    Jekyll Island Club Hotel

    Jekyll Island, Georgia

    70.4 miles from Wilmington Island, GA

    At this grand historic hotel, don't be surprised if you come across spirits of the servants of the many millionaires who have stayed here. Folks have reported seeing many a ghost in maids' uniforms or top hats and cloaks. Keep your ears as well as your eyes open: Rumor has ...


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