Savannah’s Haunted History

Savannah's Haunted Past

Legends of Georgia’s Oldest City
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Alice Riley

Convicted Murderer

Alice Riley was an indentured servant who came to Savannah in 1733. Apprenticed to a notoriously cruel master, she eventually snapped one day and killed him. Alice pleaded pregnancy and was given leniency – for nine months – before her baby was born and she was hanged for her crime.

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Kehoe House

Funeral Home

The Kehoe House was once a funeral parlor, but before that, it was home to the Kehoe family. It’s said that two of the family’s 10 children died in the house and that guests have seen them.

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Hamilton Turner Inn

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

The “Lord of Lafayette Square” (aka Samuel Pugh Hamilton) built the stunning mansion for his family in 1873. The home is featured in the famous novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. Guests at the Hamilton-Turner Inn have heard billiard balls rolling the floors and seen a man sitting on the roof smoking a cigar.

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