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“One Scary Tour”
Review of Sorrel Weed House

Sorrel Weed House
Ranked #39 of 227 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Sorrel- Weed House operates Historic Savannah Tours and Haunted Ghost Tours in Savannah. Our purpose is to educate the public on the rich neoclassical Greek Revival architecture of the Sorrel- Weed House and the the famous architect Charles Cluskey who designed it, along with and the cultural history of antebellum Savannah Georgia. A focus is also maintained on Civil War Savannah, and the role of Brigadier General Moxley Sorrel CSA. Moxley served under General James Longstreet and wrote "Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer". We also operate Haunted Ghost Tours in Savannah, as The Sorrel- Weed House was featured on Ghost Hunters with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson in 2005, HGTV "If These Walls Could Talk" in 2006, the Travel Channel in 2010, (the Most Terrifying Places in America) and Ghost Adventures with Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin in 2014. In January 1940 - The Society for the Preservation of Savannah Landmarks opened the Sorrel- Weed House to the public. The name of their exhibit was "The Society for the Preservation of Savannah Landmarks Presents a Loan Exhibit of furniture and fine Arts 18th and 19th Centuries at the Sorrel-Weed House on Madison Square. Jan-April 1940" They were founded in 1939 and eventually became the Historic Savannah Foundation. 1954, The Sorrel-Weed House was designated a Georgia State Landmark. It was one of the first houses in Georgia to receive this honor. 2005- The Sorrel Weed House opened to the public for Historic House Tours and Haunted Savannah Ghost Tours. 2010. The Sorrel Weed House was designated a Museum in the State of Georgia.
Reviewed May 3, 2010

If you want to be scared and possibly encounter something spooky, take this tour.

Thank Kwill88
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Reviewed March 29, 2010

Went on the Sorrel Weed hosue tour with our guide Bradley. Very entertaining. We met in front of a store not too far down the road from the house. It was a fairly large tour, but not too big to enjoy it. We were supposed to visit the grave yard, and then onto the house, but Bradley did give us history of other places along the way, which made the trip more fun. He was quite good at trying to scare us. We also got some great history, not only ghost, but civil war info. Once at the house, we used our EMF detectors, that was great. Ours went off once, in the correct fashion to be atributed to a spirit. The history of the house was wonderful, as well as the story telling of such a tragic event. Bradly was great, just quirky enough to be entertaining and very blieveable. We really enjoyed his tour.

1  Thank blacksr
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Reviewed February 21, 2010

My Mother & I live in Charleston SC and enjoy touring the homes in our city. Not the case w/ this Savannah home. It started w/ a 8 min video you can watch on youtube or HGTV (sadly this was the highlight).
You only see the main floor and the basement. On the main floor not too much in the house was original including the furniture. Many of the doors were shut to parlor rooms etc or cracked and full of junk such as old air condition units. The basement 100% empty the walls, floors etc not original. She acutally showed you two slate tiles they had outside the house which were original.
Very dirty, glass and trash on grounds. Like My Mother said "they could atleast use this $10 per person to clean the place up.
Take the short drive to Charleston and see real Southern Charm!

1  Thank monicuz
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

The house has an interesting history and hasn't been in the hands of the current owner long enough to have been completely restored yet. But it has potential to become a good stop on your tour of Savannah. We started the tour watching a video - not my favorite beginning, but it was informative. The guide was very interesting to talk to and was well informed about the house and its former inhabitants. We were able to go down into the lower level where they unfortunately had started to renovate making this into a bed and breakfast. But you soon forget about the newer things they've added when you feel the cold and presence of the past. I'm a skeptic, but if there are ghosts, I'm pretty sure this place has them!

Thank MinnesotaLass
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Reviewed September 23, 2009

My son and I visited the Sorrell/Weed house during our holiday. Taking this tour was an excellent experience to understand life in Savannah during the Civil War era. Our tour guide (a shaved head fella with glasses) was informative, entertaining and well spoken. He brought the history to life, explaining not only the house’s occupants but the town's history as well. The area where this house stands is a beautiful spot.
I had the impression that the house was a work in progress like Williamsburg, Va is. The tour guide brought up the Civil War, the ghosts, the people who lived there and what happened to them. His information about the slaves who lived there was just as intriguing as the famous people. Knowing that we were walking on bricks that were handmade by slaves, we were walking along corridors where soldiers' bodies were buried, even that the house through the years had turned into a dress shop and boarding house. The guide did give us a feeling that we were walking in history.
We can’t wait to come back next year to see all the additional refurbishing that has commenced.

1  Thank bernievacationer92
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