One of the most over-looked areas in Savannah might be Factors’ Walk. Located between Bay Street and River Street, Factors’ Walk gets a lot of foot traffic, but very few people know what happened in this alleyway. The Grave Tales of Savannah Ghost Tour will take you down into Factors’ Walk in order to show you some of the hidden secrets of Savannah’s past. The ghosts that call Factors’ Walk home have some of the most heartbreaking stories in Savannah. Families were torn apart, murders, accidental deaths…Factors’ Walk has seen it all. All of the slaves that were brought into Savannah for market through the sea passed through Factors’ Walk. The cobblestone lined alleyway has much to be told ...
Today, Factors' Walk is lined with art shoppes, restaurants and more dumpster than we wish....But picture this area back in the mid-1800's. Savannah was the leading exporter of Savannah in the entire world. That is how Factors' Walk got its name after all. The people who set the prices for cotton and many other exports were called Factors. In some of the buildings, you walk past men made decisions which affected economies around the world. It was also through this area that tens, if not hundreds of thousands of slaves were brought through during the 1700 and 1800's. The slaves were unloaded from the ships and marched into the buildings along River Street. They were then lead out the back of the buildings, into Factors' Walk.
One of the more intriguing features of Factors' Walk are the sealed off tunnel entrances. These tunnels, which lead from Factors' Walk...under Bay Street...and into the basements of buildings along Bay Street, have been the subject of much conjecture and theory. What exactly were they used for? What was transported through them? While it is widely accepted that these tunnels were used to transport slaves to holding areas, without being seen, what else were they used for. And where do the stories about people being bricked up in the walls come from?
During your ghost tour, you will be shown many tunnel entrances which were once open to tunnels which lead underneath Bay Street and into the basements of buildings such as the Haunted Moon River Brewing Company. The sorrow and helpless feelings of these men, women and children can still be felt in the area. Some of the most common ghost and paranormal entities in the Factors' Walk area are shadow figures. This black, darker than dark figures take the shape of a human and they sneak through the cobblestone lined streets of Factor's Walk. You won't be the first guest on our ghost tour to exclaim that you just saw a tall shadow sneaking up on you from the corner of your eye. Just make sure they don't follow you home...
Pictured above is one of the many doorways in Factors' Walk. This is certainly one area of Savannah where the history of the city can be seen. The foundations of some of the buildings you'll pass date back to the late 1700's.
Like many areas in Savannah, shadow people are often seen moving through the night-time. While not accessible anymore, the tunnels which originate in the Factors’ Walk area have been known to send ghastly moans into the still night air.
The sorrow and helpless feelings of these men, women and children can still be felt in the area. Some of the most common ghost and paranormal entities in the Factors' Walk area are shadow figures. This black, darker than dark figures take the shape of a human and they sneak through the cobblestone lined streets of Factor's Walk. You won't be the first guest on our ghost tour to exclaim that you just saw a tall shadow sneaking up on you from the corner of your eye. Just make sure they don't follow you home...
After all, the ghosts on Factors’ Walk are also some of the least shy ghosts we have in Savannah. Time and time again on the Grave Tales tour our group has heard footsteps approaching them from behind. One by one everyone turns around to see who is there…but there is nothing but the dark of the night. Now, everyone knew they heard the steps. They were loud as if someone was running towards them, but there was nothing there.
Dark, mysterious and often overlooked, Factors' Walk holds some of the darkest and horrifying ghost stories in all of Savannah's history. If you're ready to step back and see what terrifying events happened in this area consider taking our Grave Tales of Savannah Ghost Tour. Allow the guides at Ghost City Tours to lead you and your family to the catacombs and secret passages that beg for visitors...see, the ghosts here particularly love our guests. Physical contact is the most frequent experience for our guests in this area.
Between Bay Street and Haunted River Street, in Savannah Georgia, you will find Factors' Walk. This area consists of the back alleyways of the buildings on River Street and the walkways directly above which lead to many of the shoppes and restaurants that are located in those very same buildings.