There’s a Murder-Mystery Show in Americus Serving Dinner and Drinks


There’s a murder-mystery show in Americus that promises to entertain while you eat. The “Murder Mystery Dinner” from Georgia Southwestern and the historic Windsor Hotel is a unique dinner show featuring dramatic performances.

NOTE: The following information for this annual event was planned for spring 2020, but was canceled due to Covid-19. But if you would like to make future plans, or just learn more, read on to see how this dinner show event plays out.

The event begins with a cocktail hour in Floyd’s Pub featuring a Dutch treat. Then the show begins in the lobby afterward. As the show continues, guests enjoy the murder mystery three-course dinner.

A view of Floyd’s Pub inside the historic Windsor Hotel in Americus, GA. Image courtesy of Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel Facebook.

Murder Mystery Menu

The special dinner show features the following murder mystery menu from the Rosemary & Thyme Restaurant:

First Testimony:

  • Lettuce, tomato, bacon with buttermilk dressing

Detective’s Special Entree Choice (choose one):

  • Chicken | Chicken cutlets wrapped in bacon with lemon tomato pasta
  • Salmon | Balsamic glazed salmon with Brussel sprouts and wild rice

Dangerous Dessert:

  • Death by chocolate cake

Murder Mystery Shows and Times

The Murder Mystery Dinner in Americus offers three available shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday March 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2020.

For each show, the cocktail hour begins in Floyd’s Pub from 6-7 p.m., the show begins in the lobby from 7-7:30 p.m., and the Murder Mystery Dinner is served at 7:30 p.m.

Show tickets are $55 per person (including gratuity and tax). Guests can also spring for a show and stay package at the hotel that includes two tickets to the dinner show and a one night stay in a queen/double room for $235 total (includes gratuity and taxes).

The show is performed by the Georgia Southwestern State University Dramatic Arts Department in partnership with the hotel each winter.

The show organizers note this event is not suitable for children under the age of 13.

For more information and to purchase tickets or packages, call the hotel at (229) 924-1555 then dial 0.

The Windsor Hotel in Americus

Built in the 1800s, the Windsor is a five-story Victorian hotel located in the heart of downtown Americus, GA. It was built in 1892 to attract winter visitors from the north. For nearly 80 years, the hotel was a 100 room establishment.

A view of the historic Windsor Hotel in Americus, GA in the early 1900s. Image courtesy of Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel Facebook.

The hotel closed its doors in 1972. But then in 1991, the hotel reopened independently under new owners and a $6.5 million renovation.

Later in 2010, The Windsor underwent another extensive renovation and reopened as a Best Western brand hotel, updated with modern amenities like a fitness and business center, new bedding, and upgraded rooms.

An evening view of the historic Windsor Hotel in Americus that hosts this murder-mystery show. Image courtesy of Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel Facebook.

The Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel now has 53 guest rooms including 6 suites and two tower suites.

It was designed by Swedish architect Gottfried L. Norman with a tower and turret, balconies, and a three story open atrium lobby.

An icon of Americus, the hotel is no stranger to celebrities, hosting Al Capone, Charles Lindberg, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, and Conan O’Brien through the years.

Are you interested in seeing this murder-mystery show in Americus? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Images courtesy of Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel Facebook.

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Christian is the founder of 229 Life, a community hub for South Georgia. He likes exploring, eating new foods, and beach vacations. Say hello on Twitter at @tellmckinney.


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