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Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey provided by Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott

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Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey

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Overview
Learn about Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided tour with historian, author, and artist Shannon Scott or one of his assistants. The cemetery, which dates back to the mid-18th century, is the final resting place for many famous Savannah residents, and a tour provides a look at the southern city's history. Plus, find out about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age and beyond.
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330 Bonaventure Rd
330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USATour meets just inside of Jewish entrance at round, stone picnic tables by bathroom building & drink machine. Look for caretaker house as your landmark.
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    Bonaventure Cemetery
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Host Shannon Scott or his highly-rated protégé stroll you through Bonaventure Cemetery's most coveted historic sections with detailed stops covering stories of the famed dead, statues, symbolism, burial rites, plant life and much more. Gravesites generally include Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken, Little Gracie, and locations particular to setting for Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil.
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You'll end at
330 Bonaventure Rd
330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USATour meets just inside of Jewish entrance at round, stone picnic tables by bathroom building & drink machine. Look for caretaker house as your landmark.
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Highlights
  • Explore Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery with a trained historian
  • Spot references from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Hear stories about the famous people buried in the cemetery
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there's a moderate amount of walking
What to Expect
Meet your guide Shannon Scott (or one of his trained guides) at Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery for a walking tour of this historic property, which was established in 1846. As you wander, learn about the Bonaventure Plantation and the famous residents of Savannah who are buried in the cemetery, including songwriter Johnny Mercer, poet Conrad Aiken, maritime hero Josiah Tattnall, and more. In addition, hear about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age. Plus, fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will recognize elements of the cemetery that are prominently featured in the book and movie. The tour ends at Bonaventure Cemetery where it began.
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Departure Point
330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bonaventure Cemetery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Signed Poster Art (Available For Purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Park wherever you see cars less The City of Savannah lot next to the caretaker house.
  • Wheelchair accessible, but there are uneven surfaces that may require a helper
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Stacy Perry wrote a review Sep. 23
Nashville, Tennessee3 contributions
This tour was beyond our expectations.. Shannon has an extensive knowledge of Savannah and gives you a wonderful look into the small details of Bonaventure Cemetery.. he explained the symbolism and details on the statues as they related to the different eras. We cannot wait to
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kathy v wrote a review Sep. 21
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Shannon is an outstanding guide. His love of history and art are reflected throughout his tour and his personal stories make the "cemetery residents" come alive. Shannon's knowledge and love of history is so contagious that I feel compelled to do more reading on several of
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Classy Lassie wrote a review Sep. 20
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Excellent tour. Shannon is very knowledgeable and entertaining. The cemetery is a must see for anyone taking a trip to Savannah. So much history there. Fare warning, take note that it is a three hour walking tour. But not a dull moment to be had here. Excellent guide, book now!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Brooke L wrote a review Sep. 7
Birmingham, Alabama17 contributions3 helpful votes
The most thorough, interesting tour we did during our whole trip. I would highly recommend this over any other activities in Savannah. I wish we had time to do all the other tours offered by them. We will be back for those!!
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Chris Sparry wrote a review Aug. 2020
Guyton, Georgia1 contribution
We have had the pleasure of touring with Shannon a few times and I must admit he never disappoints. His knowledge is never ending and sometimes overwhelming. I would love to just sit for days and listen to him talk. A master story teller and historian extraordinaire. We can’t
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Date of experience: August 2020
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An Adventure at Bonaventure with Shannon Scott
If ever in Savannah, GA, THIS IS A MUST DO!!! Shannon Scott is a walking, talking, Bonaventure Historian that takes
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gizmogirltx
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The best tour
With all the things to choose from we were fortunate to have an ex tour guid give us the lay of the land. Shannon
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Fun History
Don't waste time on any other guide. Shannon is the best. He came highly recommended by our Airbnb host and her r
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Erik V
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Fantastic Tour!
First off, you can't beat being in Bonaventure for After Hours. Its a whole different place at dusk. Magical and ot
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caramarion
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Very informative!
Our guide, Jessica, was very knowledgeable and open to answer any questions we had. It was very educational for my
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jamesr19722020
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Great History Walk
The Bonaventure Cemetary is chalked full of famous and infamous history. This tour is a walking tour, so check the
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P1040KEdustinc
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Great tour!
Shannon was very knowledgeable of the cemetery and Savannah. It's my second time I've used this tour and will defi
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TimKizer
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We had very little interest and were surprised
We were shocked how much we enjoyed our visit and how the time flew by. Shannon was a great story teller and we cou
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Shannon Scott is a great storyteller!
I've attended a few of his cemetery walks, and I always have a great time. He is engaging and knowledgable! Highly
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kellystarling
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Awesome tour guide!
Shannon is a pro at what he does! We highly recommend him for anyone wanting a fun and insightful tour of Bonaventu
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Sally O
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Never Disappointing
My husband and I have been taking tours with Shannon for over a decade. We have been coming to Savannah for almost
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Sally O
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Best Kept Secret in Savannah
This was our second tour of Laurel Grove Cemetery through Shannon Scott Tours. Jessica is a well-informed tour guid
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Mfgib197
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Entertaining and Educational Tour from Start to Finish
Even for those who have visited Bonaventure in the past on their own, this tour is well worth the money! You learn
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Beautiful Cemetery
Great tour! The cemetery was beautiful and our guide was very knowledgeable. Glad we did the early morning tour. Sa
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Katherine G
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Bonaventure Cemetery Tour
The cemetery tour led by Shannon was fascinating, entertaining and educational. If you want a great, historical to
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