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by , SmarterTravel Staff - October 31, 2009
Georgia- Savannah: The Marshall House

The Marshall House

Savannah has a reputation as one of the most haunted cities in the U.S., so it's only fitting its first hotel would be a premier gathering place for restless souls. Built in 1851, the Marshall House has accommodated yellow fever victims, and was once used as a Union clinic for wounded soldiers during the Civil War.

In the 1960s, the amputated bones of patients were unearthed while renovating the hotel, and hotel guests have been reporting stories of creepy encounters ever since. For instance, some guests wake to the feeling of someone holding their wrist, much in the same way nurses would take a pulse. Others have felt the presence of a little girl rumored to be searching for her father who died in one of the rooms.

Rooms start at $159 for weekday stays during high season, but if you've come to commune with the dead, the hotel offers a haunted package for $375 that includes two-nights' accommodations for two, continental breakfast, two tickets to a Savannah walking or trolley ghost tour, and a copy of the book, Savannah Ghosts.

If you'd rather hear the stories than experience them first-hand, you can always take a haunted pub crawl for $10. You'll stop at many of Savannah's eerie establishments, including the Marshall House.

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