Summer is a time for adventure and exploration and sometimes can be very romantic. The days are long, events are plentifulm which is the perfect opportunity to get a date night on the calendar. A traditional Summer date night would be going to the beach, puckering up poolside or grilling and chilling. But Scout has a summer date night that is about to get spooky. Let’s get out of the comfort zone and rock a date with a “ghostly” theme.
First Stop: Ghost Coast Distillery – Are you ready for one of the most engaging distillery experiences in America? Take a FREE behind-the-scenes tour and hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how they create their unique, hand-crafted spirits. Tours last about 40 minutes and include a one-of‑a kind immersive video presentation on weekdays. Stick around after to taste the “spirits.” Some of the favorites are Ghost Coast Old Fashioned, Ghosts in the Garden or Spiced Summer Night.
Second Stop: Savannah Ghost Map – Find haunted spots around Savannah on your schedule with the Savannah Ghost Map from SavannahGhostMap.com. With over 50 haunted places for only $1.99 you can go see Forsyth Park, The Marshall House or many other haunted place in Savannah. The Savannah Ghost Map app is simple and very easy to use. When you load the app you get a map of Savannah that automatically picks up your location, be your own tour guide. Time to check out what lurks behind the walls of all those building you pass all the time.
Third Stop: 17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant -There are at least three ghosts which are believed to inhabit the inn. Anna is the most well-known. Guests staying in room 204 frequently report strange happenings such as jewelry or clothing being mysteriously moved from one place to the other. Some have experienced being nudged or having bed covers moved. She seems to be a friendly spirit yet always wanting to make her presence known. According to folklore, Anna was a bride of an arranged marriage who fell in love with a sailor in the early 1800’s. She is said to have thrown herself to her own death from a third floor window onto the brick courtyard below, just as the sails of his ship left her sight and headed down the Savannah river to the sea. Some suggest that she was pushed from the window by her angry husband-to-be who had paid for her passage to Savannah. A second spirit, a boy named Thaddeus is sometimes seen on the ground floor of the restaurant and tavern. Thaddeus leaves shiny pennies lying on the tables, bar and the desk. He too is a friendly spirit who is sometimes experienced as a warm unexplainable presence. Of a less friendly nature is a spirit that sometimes roams the kitchen area of the inn. The clinking sound of metal bracelets is often followed by pots and pans being tossed about or spice jars being thrown at unsuspecting kitchen workers. Grab some dinner if you dare and make sure to set an extra place setting for Anna, Thaddeus and the Spice Thrower.