ABOUT "Haunting of the Partridge Inn"
The Partridge Inn was first built back in 1836 as a private residence. It wasn’t until 1892 when the Partridge was purchased by Morris Partridge, that is was converted in to a hotel. During 1892 – 1930, Morris Partridge’s hotel became a popular destination for people visiting Augusta, the South’s premier winter resort destination. He developed a reputation as being a gracious and charismatic host, whose hotel served the very finest in cuisine, and provided the utmost in care to all guests. During this period of prosperity, Morris expanded on the Inn, adding an extra four stories to the existing two, and a quarter-mile of veranda and balconies. In total 60 rooms were added, enabling the hotel to open as an ‘official hostelry’ in 1910. In 1923, the city officials of Augusta chose The Partridge Inn as a host for a special gala to be held for President Warren G. Harding.During the great depression of the 30?s – 50?s, the Oil tycoon, Henry Flagler, extended rail roads to Florida, which soon surpassed Augusta as the south’s go to winter destination. This had drastic effects on the local economy, leaving Morris Partridge with no other alternative but to sell. In the 1960?s the building was converted into a block of apartments, that served as a residence until the 1970?s. In the 1980?s after a long period of decline, a group of local community leaders, activists, politicians, and investors fought on behalf of The Partridge, saving it from the brink of demolition. By 1988 the hotel was re-opened to roaring success that would last to this day. In 2006 The Partridge underwent a huge multi-million dollar renovation, that added to the hotels’ prestigious character and history, offering an enhanced level of service and elegance, the likes of which hadn’t been seen before in Augusta. The Partridge Inn is reportedly haunted by the spirit of a beautiful young girl called Emily. She has long chestnut coloured hair, and is often seen wandering the hotel in her wedding dress. It is believed, Emily was getting ready for her wedding day when she heard of the tragic death of her fiancé. He was on his way into town on his horse for the ceremony when he was mistaken for a soldier wanted for treason. He was shot on site and was dead before he hit the floor. This tragic news sent was completely devastating to the young Emily. She reportedly wore her dress for several weeks, before dying of a broken heart. The ghost of Emily in her wedding gown has often been seen by guests and staff alike, in hotel rooms, corridors, and in various other areas of the hotel.
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The Partridge Inn does not have special tours our haunted event packages. If you are interested in learning more about the haunted guests or ghosts that reside at the hotel please call or visit their website to make a reservation. What better way to get in touch with them than to spend a few nights in the same room... - From I-20 East From Atlanta: Follow I-20 to the Washington Road Exit (Exit 199). Turn right, onto Washington Road at the traffic light. Continue on Washington Road until you reach the fourth traffic light (Berckman's Road). Turn right onto Berckman's Road, and continue on Berckman's Road through three traffic lights (The road will become Highland Avenue). At the fourth traffic light, the road will dead end into Walton Way. Turn left onto Walton Way, and continue on Walton Way through six traffic lights. After you pass through the sixth light (Milledge Road), the hotel will be located on your right, between Meigs Road & Hickman Street. From I-20 West From Columbia: Follow I-20 to the Washington Road Exit (Exit 199). Turn left, onto Washington Road at the traffic light. Continue on Washington Road until you reach the fifth traffic light (Berckman's Road), and turn right onto Berckman's Road. Continue on Berckman's Road through three traffic lights (The road will become Highland Avenue). At the fourth traffic light, the road will dead end into Walton Way. Turn left onto Walton Way, and continue on Walton Way through six traffic lights. After you pass through the sixth light (Milledge Road), the hotel will be located on your right between Meigs Road & Hickman Street. Click here for Augusta Events & Fun Things To Do In Georgia. Celebrate the splendor of the Old South at The Partridge Inn - a full-service hotel that has defined excellence in Augusta since 1892. Nestled in the heart of the historic Summerville district, this newly renovated landmark features luxurious accommodations, elegant event venues, and more than a quarter mile of verandahs and balconies wrapping around the hotel. Book your Augusta GA hotel reservations online today for our exclusive rates.
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2110 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia, 30904