Georgia October 06, 2016
This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Georgia
Are you ready for the ultimate haunted road trip in Georgia? It’s officially October, which means now is the perfect time to plan your haunted road trip, and visit some of the scariest places in the state of Georgia. We sought out the creepiest, historically spookiest, and most interesting places in the state to scare the wits out of you. It makes for the perfect road trip to spend your upcoming Halloween weekend (and to see just how brave of an adventurer you really are.)
In total, the trip will take you a little more than 9 hours if you’re trekking straight through. However, we do recommend taking time at each stop, and really absorbing yourself in the scene and the scare. If you need some suggestions of some haunted overnight stays, don’t worry, we have you covered:
These 9 Haunted Hotels In Georgia Will Make Your Stay A Nightmare.
You can find the entire haunted road trip
here. Or take a look at all of the most terrifying stops this road trip will bring you to below:
1. Colonial Park Cemetery—201 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Colonial Park is the PERFECT way to start this haunted road trip. Why? Because its notoriously one of the most haunted spots in the state of Georgia. Savannah is known for its ghostly apparitions and paranormal activity, and Colonial Park Cemetery is an awesome way to see for yourself. Keep your eyes out for any spirits loitering on the grounds, like the couple who have been spotted walking around at night―the woman missing her head, the man missing his arms.
2. The Marshall House—123 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA 31401
You’re staying in Savannah for stop number two, because The Marshall House is well worth exploration. Known as the most haunted hotel in the South, The Marshall House was once used as a Civil War hospital specifically around the time General Sherman captured Savannah. There have been numerous accounts of amputations being performed in the hospital, as evidenced by the limbs found buried under the floorboards during hotel renovations. The spirits of the dead Civil War soldiers can still be heard moaning throughout the night. Would you dare spend the night?
3. Harville House—1850 Harville Road, Statesboro, GA 30458
Many people frequent the Harville House in order to truly appreciate the abandoned building in all her glory. People claim the house is haunted, and that the decrepit feel is enough to keep visitors out. However, we truly recommend seeing this abandoned beaut at night….with flashlights…and no one around to hear your scream.
4. Devil’s Bridge—Cochran, GA 31014
Your next stop is none other than Devil’s Bridge in Cochran, Georgia. Located on HWY 129, this bridge was once used by a Satanic cult to perform their rituals underneath long ago. As the legend has it, if you park your car at night, turn off your lights and put your keys on the hood, headlights will appear from atop the hill and race toward you, disappearing only as they reach the bridge. Do you have what it takes to find out for yourself?
5. Andersonville Prison—Andersonville, GA 31711
The next stop on this haunted road trip is Andersonville Prison, which is considered by many to be one of the most haunted spots in Georgia. This prison, referred to long ago as “Camp Sumter”, held Union soldiers’ prisoner during the Civil War, and kept them in deplorable conditions. Many Union soldiers that were held captive, died, and their spirits are said to haunt the grounds, making themselves known to anyone who comes along.
6. Central State Hospital—620 Broad Street, Milledgeville, GA 31062
One of Georgia’s most infamous asylums is Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. Opened in 1842, it was Georgia’s first psychiatric hospital, and the largest mental facility in Georgia. After severe overcrowding, among other disturbing stories, the hospital is closed down for good. Now abandoned, the hospital is still spooky for all those who pass by.
7. Oakland Cemetery—248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312
The next stop on this haunted road trip is Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. As the resting place for 3,000-5,000 Confederate soldiers who died during Sherman’s tumultuous and violent invasion of the city, it’s no wonder this place is considered haunted. Many people who have visited these grounds at night have claimed to hear people moaning in the distance, or see ghostly apparitions with missing limbs searching the grounds for help.
8. Tunnel Hill—215 Clisby Austin Rd. Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
Tunnel Hill was once a thriving train line, connecting Chattanooga and Atlanta. Two tunnels were built, after one was deemed inefficient, and visitors can walk through one of the tunnels to this day. Why is this famed tunnel haunted, you ask? Because the tunnel was once the site of quite a few Confederate battles and has been the resting place of many soldiers who lost their lives. Rumor has it, the ghosts of Confederate soldiers can be seen throughout the tunnel at night, and the smell of decaying flesh and rotting corpses is abundantly observed.
9. Tennga Motel—Tennga
Your road trip ends at a place that makes the Bates Motel look like Disneyland. Tennga Motel doesn’t have an address, but Tennga, Georgia is so small, you won’t have any issues finding it. Adding to the mystery, this motel is abandoned—windows and doors all boarded up. It is rumored to be haunted, which is why it remains in ruins. It is the perfect way to end your road trip. Especially if you end it at night…
I don’t know about you, but I’m itching to hit the road already. Once you complete the road trip, we’d love to hear from you! Share with us your best photos and experiences from your adventure! Or if haunted Georgia is what you’re about, then check out
How To Experience A Full Month Of Terror This October In Georgia.