What’s cooler than tooling around Savannah in a hearse with a raised roof, so you can poke your head out the top? How about packing it full of gaping tourists? Yeeeah! Me and my peeps is straight pimpin’ in the Hearsemobile. Holla atcha boy!
I didn’t know what to think the first time I saw this bizarre vehicle night-cruising around Savannah’s squares. The passengers seemed to be having a grand time, drinking out of to-go cups, scrutinizing old mansions, and completely oblivious to my baffled contemplation of them. “On the one hand”, I thought, “that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen. On the other hand, my parents are totally going to love it”.
So during their visit, we booked spots on the Hearse Tour and arranged for a pick-up outside the Pirate House. What ensued was an entertaining trip around Savannah’s dark side. Our guide was completely into it, and her enthusiasm for the supernatural was contagious. There wasn’t a dull moment on the entire tour… every house she led us by had its own spooky story, whether a horrific crime or an unexplained phenomena. A lot of the tales were new to me, and I felt chills when we went by the old psychiatric hospital on Abercorn. It might have been the booze, but I swear I saw the outline of a face in one of the hospital windows.
The Hearse Tour is not exactly inconspicuous. I lost count of how many pedestrians yelled “Oooooooh… SPOOKY!” at us. But if you’re able to tune that out, you’ll have a great time, especially since you’re allowed to bring drinks aboard — the hearse actually counts as a limousine service. We had a blast, and can definitely recommend the tour.
December 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm Comments (5)