Looking for a new haunt this Halloween with a few spirited guests? “Today” travel editor Peter Greenberg gives us his top picks for ghoulish getaways.
17-Hundred-90 Inn, Savannah, Ga.www.17hundred90.com
912-236-7122Room 204 is the most rented room in all of Savannah — spooked by Anna Powers, who in the early 1800s leapt to her death from the third-floor balcony.The Original Ghost Talk Ghost Walk Savannah Walking Tour, Savannah, Ga.912-233-3896The highlight of the weekend tour includes entrance to the Juliet Gordon Low House (founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA) — haunted by Sarah Gordon, Juliet’s grandmother, who died there in 1898.Ghostride Tours, St. Louis, Mo.www.ghostridetours.com
618-451-2381 or 314-849-3211Highlights of the tour include a look at where the exorcism scene made famous in the film version of “The Exorcist” took place; the Lemp Mansion, where four members of the wealthy brewing family committed suicide; a haunted restaurant; a haunted library; and a cemetery.The Ghosts of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.www.ntcsites.com/tourcharleston
843-723-1670 or 800-854-1670This haunt offers two different ghost tours based on books, research and investigation by Julian Buxton and Edward Macy. You can visit Poogan’s Porch, a haunted restaurant; the Embassy Suites, haunted by Civil War ghosts; and more. The Embassy Suites offers a special ghost-story package where guests stay in the hotel’s most haunted room.Ghost Hunt in West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville, W.Va.304-845-6200Spend an evening locked inside a penitentiary. The Hunt includes an 90-minute tour of the facilities, pizza, soda and a scary movie. After the movie, hunters are free to wander the facilities in the dark until 6 am with a paranormal investigator.The Martha Washington Inn, Abingdon, Va.
276-628-3161This tour features the story of a Civil War nurse named Beth who haunts the hotel, playing her violin throughout the hallways. Alternative Reality Center, Southwest Virginia/Eastern Tennessee423-943-6477The Alternative Reality Center works with the Martha Washington Inn to incorporate a haunted tour with a scientific, educational emphasis throughout the town of Abingdon. Participants can witness the gathering of paranormal evidence in local historical sites.Colonial Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, Williamsburg, Va.
757-229-1000Guides in period costumes tell myths, legends and true stories about the town of Williamsburg.Nashville Haunted Downtown Tours, Nashville, Tenn.
615-884-3999A tour of haunted sites throughout downtown Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry, the State Capitol building and St. Mary's Church.