The Marshal House: A Haunted History
The Marshall house is one of Savannah’s most popular hotels and one of the favorite stops among the Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl. In 1851 the Owner Gabriel Leaver opened the doors to the Marshall house as a unique 68 room hospital during the civil war and two yellow fever endemic. The Marshall House has a long history but now serves as a hotel. In 1999 The Marshall House was remodeled to its original appearance with some 19 century features.
Sawbones and Civil War
You may wonder what makes the Marshall House So popular on the Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl. During the Civil War and the two yellow fever epidemics the basement was quarantined so doctors could perform amputations. At the time that was the only procedure they knew of that would get rid of the infection. As anesthesia was not available at the time the Soldiers were told to bite on a bullet as they perform the surgeries. Wonder what they did with the limbs that were being amputated? During the 90’s during remodel the construction crews found several limbs in the ground where an expansion was being built.
As the Marshall house has a long list of history it also has a long list of paranormal activity. From many guests who hear things in the bathrooms and hallways to things turning on and off to water running in the bathroom. People can tell you from their own experiences of a person grasping on their wrists to things being moved around the room. Even the foyer has it’s fair share of ghost. Some guest claim to see a Civil War soldier who is missing his leg walk across the grand entrance of the Marshal House, only to disappear moments later! Come on a Tour on the Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl and we will tell you all our favorite and most recent stories.
If you would like to stay in the Marshall House and maybe catch evidence of a ghost yourself, you can find them at http://www.marshallhouse.com/.