The Foley House was originally built in 1896 by Honoria Foley. She was the widow of the wealthy Irish immigrant, Owen Foley. The Foley’s original homestead was the first actual Savannah bed & breakfast. She built this new home in order to acquire more living space. The Foley House was constructed over the ashes of a home destroyed by the Great Savannah Fire of 1889. Hence the Foley’s beginnings carried an ominous undertone.
Mrs. Foley enjoyed success with her inn for a number of years. In addition to her widowed son, his five children, lived here in peace. However, things began to change in the house during a renovation in 1987, almost a century after the home was built. Construction workers discovered human skeletal remains behind a wall. They unwittingly set loose something that can only be described as otherworldly while just doing their jobs.
Although the skeleton has never been conclusively identified at this haunted Savannah bed and breakfast, it is believed the bones belong to a boarder. This person stayed at the Foley House in the late 1800s. He was a wealthy exporter was in Savannah on business. Then, one night, he disappeared mysteriously and was never heard from again. Speculation is that he was murdered for his money and consequently secreted away behind the wall to hide the crime. Did he at last resurface?
Our haunted Savannah Bed and breakfast staff often hear odd stories. One of a man in a top hat walking around the garden late at night. Other times guests report hearing strange noises. They feel a rush of air without a reasonable cause. Therefore could it be Wally? (The name we’ve given our spirit “guest.” His skeleton was discovered in a wall.)
Most noteworthy, our haunted Savannah bed and breakfast is featured on many of the Ghost Tours in Savannah. Hence if you’re interested in seeing a different side of Savannah’s nightlife during your stay with us, check out our Haunted Savannah Package. You’ll probably leave Savannah with your own eerie first-hand account.