A Successful 2016 Season At Sorrel Weed
Since 2005 The Sorrel Weed House has been offering world class Savannah Ghost Tours and historic tours to the public. Since Filming with Jason and Grant on SyFy Channels “Ghost Hunters” program in 2005, we have been fortunate in having several networks film at Sorrel Weed House.
We were also very fortunate to have made several key additions to our staff in 2016 which has created a unique infrastructure of creative talent which I am very excited about.
Nicholas Wood is a director as well as our evening manager. His drive and passion for delivering consistent quality programs to improve our customers experience has been invaluable. Nick has also brought in a full staff who share his dedication and passion for offering the best Savannah Ghost Tours in the United States.
Nick opened our gift shop in the carriage house as well, and we are in the process of further renovating it to look as it would have in 1840 as living quarters for the slaves. This is of particular interest to us as Francis Sorrel was part mulatto. The slaves and servants played an instrumental role in the construction and maintenance of the house as well as interacting with the Sorrel family.
We have also formed strategic partnerships with Chris Allen of Haunted Savannah Tours and Chase Anderson of savannahghostwalks.com. Chase will be lending his phenomenal talent on his fiddle as well as his acting talent to host events and plays at Sorrel Weed House.
On December 2nd Chase will present the Ghosts of Christmas Past, a Victorian period production based on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”. Chase will mesmerize you with his beautifully haunting violin and his acting talent. We are all thrilled at Sorrel Weed House about Chase joining our team.
Another all star that we work with is Phil Sellers. Philip has an extensive background in the film industry and offer first class walking tours.
As we approach Thanksgiving, I reflect on the beautiful historic charm we have in Savannah Georgia, and how fortunate we are to be able to showcase this every day of the year. We encourage you to walk the squares and view all of the historic homes in our city. The Green Meldrum House is adjacent to Sorrel Weed House on Madison square and is a Gothic Revival masterpiece. It was designed by architect John Norris in 1853 for Charles Green. Charles Green was married to Matilda Sorrel’s niece and the Green and Sorrel families were very close. They summered together in Northern Virginia, and the Sorrel children viewed the Green Mansion as their second home on Madison Square and visa versa for the Green children at the Sorrel Mansion. The families shared many holiday dinners together the both homes.
The home was also used by General William Tecumseh Sherman as he occupied Savannah after his march to the sea in 1864. The home is now owned by St Johns Episcopal Church on Madison square.
Madison square is the most intact antebellum square in Savannah, so enjoy our Savannah Ghost Tours in this incredible setting. When you hear Chase Anderson playing his fiddle dressed as Ebeneezer Scrooge by flickering candlelight on Madison Square you will feel like you have traveled back in time!
View the majestic Jasper Monument dedicated in 1889 in honor of Sargent William Jasper who gave his life during the Siege of Savannah while hoisting our flag in the face if British musket fire in 1779.
If you want to pick up some great books on Savannah’s rich history, drop in and see Shaver’s Book Shop in the Eliza Jewet house on Madison square. Great bookstore!
Check out the Public House Kitchen and ask for Matt, Billy or Taylor and enjoy a great beverage and an off the chart dining experience. (you might run into some Hollywood folks as well) After dinner check out Artillery Punch next door for a cocktail and as you walk through the front door you will notice that the view speaks for itself. You will not be disappointed.
Also check out the 6 Pence Pub. an authentic British pub with remarkably consistent food and a relaxing atmosphere.
For an authentic local Irish pub, McDonoughs will give you a real local experience with Karaoke until 3 am. You must go upstairs and see Billy’s Place as well. A rich old school southern atmosphere with live piano music and 5 star dining. Billy’s Place is a hidden gem offering real local upscale flare.
We have several varied Savannah Ghost Tours to choose from, and if you take our Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl, you will receive the inside scoop on the ghosts of the 1790 Inn and the Pink House Tavern. Since Im giving my opinion on local restaurants(Im an expert at eating…. )I must say that taking a seat at the 1790 Inn bar is a must, as well as The Pink House Tavern basement. The Pink House is the only 18th century mansion in Savannah and it has great shrimp and grits in a warm colonial environment. The 1790 is the local locals bar.
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