Coronavirus Prevention | How has COVID-19 Impacted Travelers to Savannah?

Visiting Savannah during the Coronavirus Pandemic

your safety is our first concern and we want you to have a great time visiting Savannah, safely

At Ghost City Tours, the health and safety of our guests and guides is our highest priority. Our team is staying current about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), monitoring the impact of the outbreak on travel and the tourism industry as a whole.

Our team collects information daily, sharing current protocols with our audience on our website and various social media platforms. Please feel free to share with us any important COVID-19 related links for our members to benefit from.

What is there to do in Savannah during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

How has the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacted Tours in Savannah?

We at Ghost City Tours have taken the Coronavirus threat very seriously, implementing special procedures to help maintain our guests' health and safety.

Even though being outside on walking tours is one of the safest ways to experience a city, Ghost City is strictly following Social Distancing Guidelines. While you can stay in your group, we expect our groups that make up a tour to maintain the suggested 6-foot distance from the other groups on tour.

While face coverings and masks are not mandatory in Savannah, we strongly encourage you to consider wearing one.

Since we're outdoors, our tours are already a safe way of getting out and about. Now, you can have even more peace of mind.

Why is the Coronavirus Risk for Walking Tour Participants Low?

There are many aspects of walking tours that make them an excellent option for someone looking for a very low-risk activity.

  • All of our Tours take place outdoors, not in enclosed areas
  • We expect our guests to abide by Social Distancing Guidelines. If you do not abide by these guidelines, you will be asked to leave the tour.
  • There is plenty of room to spread out, ensuring you're social distancing properly
  • Before the pandemic, we already did an excellent job of avoiding crowds. We've taken those efforts even further.
  • Contact-Free seems to be all the rage - from Pizza joints to Car Dealerships. Our tours have always been "contact-free."
  • Ghosts can’t catch or carry COVID-19!

The reality is that taking a ghost tour in Savannah with Ghost City Tours is no more of a risk to your health than walking around the block at home is. We've taken every measure possible to ensure that an already very low-risk activity is even safer.

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Know Before You Go

When visiting Savannah, you'll find that most locations are open for business. However, to help keep Savannah a great place to visit, the State of Georgia and the City of Savannah have asked businesses to do their part in maintaining the health and safety of visitors.

We urge all travelers to familiarize themselves with CDC protection tips.

Social distancing (minimum 6 feet apart), face coverings, and temperature checks are required for staff and visitors entering a public building or public transportation. Regular handwashing, disinfection of surfaces, and covering cough or sneezes is essential.

Who Has to Wear a Mask?

The city of Savannah does not require everyone in public - especially those on tour, to wear a mask - however, it is highly recommended! Please ensure that you bring your own masks as they are not provided.

Face coverings are encouraged from the get-go; this includes when checking in for your tour. If you cannot wear a mask due to underlying disease, you are permitted to join without one.

While we do not require our guests to wear masks on our tours, the Haunted Pub Crawl will require you to mask up if you plan on going inside of any of the bars.

You are not required to wear a mask while drinking, eating, or smoking.

Acceptable Face Coverings for the Public

Acceptable face coverings include, face masks, homemade cloth masks, and scarves. Surgical masks and N95 respirators are in critical demand and should be worn only by healthcare professionals and first responders.

We don't want the current situation to deter you from visiting one of the nation's most fascinating cities. With the health of travelers in mind, we have compiled a list of fun yet safe things to do while in Savannah.

Below is a list of fully operational businesses taking extra steps to help keep you safe

Hotels, Inns & B&Bs

More and more, we're seeing people day-tripping to Savannah from nearby cities like Atlanta or Charleston. If you're staying for more than a day, the hotels listed below are some of the best options for a safe visit to Savannah.

Savannah has plenty of Hotels welcoming guests during the Coronavirus outbreak, all of which follow strict COVID-19 procedures.

The Marshall House, one of Savannah's hotels which are following Coronavirus safety protocols.

The Marshall House

Visit their Website Call: 912.644.7896

123 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

Contact-Free Check In; Social Distancing; Rigorous Cleaning Protocols

One of the oldest hotels in the city, this charming boutique hotel is located within Savannah's Historic District. With plenty of poltergeist activity, Marshall House is the obvious choice for those looking for a spooky stay in the Hostess City of the South.

The Kehoe House, one of our recommendations for safely staying in Savannah during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Kehoe House

Visit their Website Call: 912.232.1020

123 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401

Contact-Free Check In; Social Distancing; Rigorous Cleaning Protocols

Fully restored to its original grandeur, the Kehoe House is a late-19th century mansion in the heart of Savannah. Named #1 hotel in Savannah since 2016, this quaint landmark also ranks high on our haunted hotel charts.

The Olde Harbour Inn, one of our recommendations for safely staying in Savannah during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Olde Harbour Inn

Visit their Website Call: 912.234.4100

508 Factors Walk, Savannah, GA 31401

Contact-Free Check In; Social Distancing; Rigorous Cleaning Protocols

Olde Harbour Inn is believed to be one of the oldest properties in Savannah. Seated in between River Street and Factor's Walk, the inn is no stranger to hauntings, with two resident ghosts that will scare your socks off.

The Hamilton-Turner Inn, a great choice to stay while visiting Savannah during COVID-19

The Hamilton-Turner Inn

Visit their Website Call: 912.233.1833

330 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401

Contact-Free Check In; Social Distancing; Rigorous Cleaning Protocols

The setting for John Berendt's novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the Hamilton-Turner Inn is located adjacent to the central Lafayette Square. Built-in 1873 and standing over a Confederate Soldier's gravesite, it's no surprise that things here go bump in the night.

The Foley House Inn, a place to stay while visiting Savannah during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Foley House Inn

Visit their Website Call: 1.800.647.3708

14 Hull St, Savannah, GA 31401

Contact-Free Check In; Social Distancing; Rigorous Cleaning Protocols

Two, joint 19th-century buildings make up the historic Foley House Inn. Teeming with ghostly entities, this old-world hotel has plenty of secrets. Just ask the skeleton construction workers found inside one of its walls.

Bars & Restaurants

If you're coming to Savannah, you're going to have to eat! The good news is that many of the city's restaurants have reopened, but with new policies to keep you safe while dining out in Savannah during the Coronavirus epidemic.

Of course, there are going to be some of you who still don't feel entirely comfortable dining-in. We have good news for you as well. Most of the restaurants in Savannah that you're looking forward to dining at offer to-go orders and contactless delivery services like Uber Eats and DoorDash.

You can bring your food to any of the many outdoor areas in Savannah and enjoy your meal while taking in the fresh air. Outdoor dining has become a popular option for people who are concerned about dining out during the Coronavirus outbreak. Leading many restaurants in Savannah to offer outdoor seating.

The restaurants on our list have implemented distanced seating and limited reservations to prevent large gatherings. Staff is required to wear masks and gloves while serving customers and daily temperature checks will be conducted for all team members.

At this time, there is no set maximum capacity for restaurants in Savannah. Restaurants are open under strict social distancing guidelines, including redesigned seating to ensure a minimum of 6 feet in separation from seating to seating or the employment of physical barriers to separate groups of seating. Capacity will depend on the size and capability of each establishment.

Utensils, equipment, and workstations are being sanitized between uses. Customers over the age of 10 are encouraged to wear face coverings before being seated. Face masks can be removed once seated, while eating or drinking.

The Olde Pink House Restaurant, offering dine-in and take-out during Coronavirus.

The Olde Pink House

Visit their Website Call: 912.232.4286

23 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401

Dine-in; Takeout

Constructed in 1771, this historic house has been a restaurant since the '90s, serving up tasty Lowcountry cuisine. Known for being one of the most haunted restaurants in the city, the Olde Pink House has plenty of specters, including the ghost of a former owner who refuses to leave.

Moon River Brewing Company - a restaurant with outside dining options in Savannah

Moon River Brewing Company

Visit their Website Call: 912.447.0943

21 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401

Dine-in Only; Outdoor Beer Garden-Style Seating Available

Once the City Hotel, the Moon River Brewing Company building dates back to 1820. This beer garden-style establishment is known for its hauntings, refreshing ales, and finger-lickin' dishes.

The Pirates' House Restaurant, one of the dining options in Savannah open in spite of Coronavirus.

The Pirate’s House

Visit their Website Call: 912.233.5757

20 E Broad St, Savannah, GA 31401

Dine-in; Takeout

Formerly an inn, this maritime-themed restaurant serves up delicious seafood just a short walk away from the Savannah River. With hidden tunnels underneath and ghostly sailor residents, a visit to The Pirate's House will unlock the secrets of Davy Jones' locker.

The 17Hundred90 Inn, a great restaurant which offers dine-in and take-our services.

17hundred90 Restaurant & Tavern

Visit their Website Call: 912.236.7122

307 E President St, Savannah, GA 31401

Dine-in; Takeout

Dating back to the 19th century, 17hundred90 restaurant is believed to be haunted by a fierce Voodoo priestess. Serving up delicious southern fare and drinks in an upscale setting, this downtown establishment is not for the faint of heart.

The SIx Pence Pub - a restaurant where you can dine in or take out for coronavirus safety.

Six Pence Pub

Visit their Website Call: 912.233.3151

245 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

Dine-in; Takeout

A British pub with a paranormal twist. Pints of craft beer, British comfort food, and a moody wooden interior are only some of the perks you'll find at the haunted Six Pence Pub.

Tondee's Tavern, one of Savannah's restaurants which is open during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tondee’s Tavern

Visit their Website Call: 912.341.7427

7 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401

Dine-in; Takeout

One of the most haunted bars in Savannah, Tondee's serves up tasty drinks and fresh local seafood. The building, dating back to 1853, has seen the darker days of Savannah's history, all of which have made this establishment an essential part of the city's haunted lore.

World of Beer, a great place to grab a beer that is open during the Coronavirus pandemic

World of Beer

Visit their Website Call: 912.712.3560

112 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

Dine-in; Takeout

This unique establishment offers hundreds of beers from all over the world and plenty of greasy finger food to go with it. What else can we ask for?

House Museums & Historic Museums

Many people coming to Savannah wonder what they can do given the limitations placed to combat the Coronavirus outbreak. Lucky for us, the city of Savannah has many activities, and places to visit that pose a low risk of contracting the virus. These include small, sanitized museums, wide-open historic forts, and outdoor parks.

What better way to learn about Savannah's history than by visiting some of its oldest and most significant homes? The number of guests allowed inside the museums has been reduced to enforce social distancing. Business hours vary by property.

We strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. Avoid the lines and groups of people by purchasing your tickets online and receiving them by email, when it’s an option.

The Davenport House, which is allowing guests to tour with a mask and social distancing.

Davenport House

Visit their Website Call: 912.236.8097

324 E State St, Savannah, GA 31401

Online Ticket Purchase Available

The first house to be rescued by the Historic Savannah Foundation, this Federal-style home was built for Isaiah Davenport in 1820. Today, the house is known for its turbulent history and peculiar hauntings, including a phantom feline that prowls the premises.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Hand Sanitizer and Gloves Provided; Face Coverings Enforced

The Andrew Low House, one of Savannah's museums which are practicing social distancing and allowing people to tour.

Andrew Low House

Visit their Website Call: 912.233.6854

329 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401

Dating back to 1848, this historical home overlooks the picturesque Lafayette Square. Constructed for wealthy cotton merchant Andrew Low, the house now attracts visitors wanting to catch a glimpse of the creepy, self-rocking chair, as well as the ghost of a woman on her deathbed.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Hand Sanitizer and Gloves Provided; Face Coverings Enforced

Sorrel-Weed House

Visit their Website Call: 912.257.2223

6 W Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401

Online Ticket Purchase Available

Built for prominent merchant Francis Sorrel in 1840, the Sorrel-Weed house is a tourist favorite. Featured in the critically acclaimed movie Forrest Gump (1994), and paranormal investigation shows such as Ghost Hunters, this gem is the perfect stop for pop culture fanatics.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Face Coverings Enforced

Webb Military Museum

Visit their Website Call: 912.663.0398

411 E York St, Savannah, GA 31401

Online Ticket Purchase Available

A collection of military artifacts, ranging from the American Civil War to the Gulf War, proudly displayed in Savannah's Historic Downtown District.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Hand Sanitizer Provided

American Prohibition Museum

Visit their Website Call: 912.220.1249

209 West St. Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Online Ticket Purchase Available

The American Prohibition Museum displays artifacts related to the ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol during the '20s and '30s. But it's not all work, and no play, the museum's jazzy speakeasy serves up refreshing cocktails to appropriately-aged guests.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Face Coverings Mandatory; Hand Sanitizer Provided; Frequent Cleaning of High Volume Areas

Outdoor Activities to Enjoy

Many people coming to Savannah are looking forward to seeing this wonderful city's sites. During the COVID-19 crisis, more people are looking forward to spending their time outside since the CDC confirms the chances of coming in contact with the Coronavirus outdoors are very slim. Luckily for us, Savannah has an ample amount of 'things to do' outdoors.

Visit Bonaventure Cemetery, where social distancing is easy to maintain while exploring Savannah.

Bonaventure Cemetery

More Information Call for Tour Tickets: 855-999-9026

330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404

For those who like the spookier side of things, a visit to Bonaventure Cemetery should be on your list. This old cemetery houses some of the most influential figures in Savannah - and naturally - their ghosts. Explore the grounds on your own or take one of our exciting tours.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Face Coverings Enforced

Tybee Island, a beach which is safe to visit if you practice social distancing.

Tybee Island

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Looking for a weekend getaway? Tybee Island's white sand beaches are only a short, 30-minute drive from Savannah. Lined by crab shacks and oyster bars, seafood lovers rejoice in this easy, breezy island escape.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Face Coverings Enforced Indoors and Crowded Settings

Is Forsyth Park safe to visit during the Coronavirus?

Forsyth Park

More Information about Forsyth Park

2 W Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401

Spanning over 30 acres, Forsyth Park houses memorials, a tennis and basketball court, two playgrounds, and plenty of room to explore. Sit and relax or go for a stroll while surrounded by the plentiful greenery of Savannah's most famous park.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Face Coverings Encouraged when in Close Contact with Others

The Savannah Wildlife Refuge, a great place to visit if you're looking for outdoor acivities during the Coronavirus epidemic

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

More Information Call: 843.784.2468

694 Beech Hill Ln, Hardeeville, SC 29927


Established in 1927, the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge consists of 31,551 acres of marshland, rivers, creeks, and wooded areas. Birdwatching, hiking, and cycling are some of the many activities we can enjoy in this untouched oasis. All outdoor trails are currently open to the public, but the Visitor Center will remain closed until further notice.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Face Coverings Encouraged when in Close Contact with Others; Visitor Center Closed

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

More Information Call: 912.921.5460

2 Canebrake Rd, Savannah, GA 31419

The CGBG is part of the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Appropriate for all ages, the garden and bamboo farm are the perfect place for those looking to escape and connect with nature.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Contact-Free Check-In; Face Coverings Encouraged; Admission Fees Temporarily Waived

Old Fort Jackson

More Information Call: 912.232.3945

1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404

Managed by the Coastal Heritage Society, Old Fort Jackson is part of a Tricentennial Park, including Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park. Make a day out of it and explore the tumultuous militant past of this coastal city.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Number of Patrons Limited; Enhanced Cleaning Protocols; Face Coverings Enforced

City Market

More Information Call: 912.232.4903

219 W Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401

Looking for a place to do it all? Well, you've found it. Savannah's City Market is your one-stop-shop for a fun-filled day in the South. The market spans a few blocks, providing plenty of options for food, drinks, shopping, and more.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Social Distancing; Face Coverings Enforced

A Quick Thank You

We truly hope our resources have helped you plan your visit to Savannah. We know it can be challenging but enjoying your summer amidst the Coronavirus outbreak is definitely possible.

Ghost City Tours thanks you for your continued support, after all, we would be nothing without our guests.

Our team of writers, illustrators, and marketers will continue to produce content to keep you entertained - and sane - during these trying times, as well as provide useful and up-to-date information.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about travel, tour information, or guidelines. If you need to talk, we’re here.

Our Savannah Ghost Tours

Are you visiting Savannah? Our Ghost Tours are one of the safest activities you can find during the Coronavirus pandemic. We practice social distancing, and our tours are all outside!