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Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
+1 912-651-6843
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Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant site of Bonaventure Plantation. The peaceful setting rests on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah. The site was purchased for a private cemetery in 1846 and became a public cemetery in 1907. Citizens and others can still purchase interment rights in Bonaventure. This charming site has been a world famous tourist destination for more than 150 years due to the old tree-lined roadways, the many notable persons interred, the unique cemetery sculpture and architecture, and the folklore associated with the site and the people. The entrance to the cemetery is located at 330 Bonaventure Road and is the largest of the municipal cemeteries containing nearly 100 acres. The cemetery is open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. . The main office of the Department of Cemeteries is located in the Bonaventure Administrative Building at the entrance.
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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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"spanish moss"
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"johnny mercer"
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"family plots"
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"wilmington river"
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"midnight in the garden"
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"buried here"
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"beautiful statues"
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"guided tour"
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"peaceful place"
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"historical society"
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"live oaks"
in 126 reviews
"bird girl statue"
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"worth the trip"
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"oak trees"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed yesterday

Great time here on a Segway tour. Be sure you get a good guide for a better experience. It's not the most beautiful you'll see in Savannah but has lots of history.

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The camellias were lovely. Many headstones were beautiful. The trees and Spanish moss were ethereal. I enjoyed seeing the Aiken and Mercer graves. But the highlight for me was the Holocaust Memorial. It was very emotional. We must never forget.

Thank lamurray26
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped by this cemetery to see what all the fuss was about. Not quite sure but there are several really old gravesites. Neat to see how it's all laid out but again not quite sure what's so intriguing here.

Thank annabW3432JC
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have family buried here. This is a beautiful cemetery. A part of on the water. They have tours. Amazing marble sculptures. Tremendous history. If you’re into cemeteries where you can learn Savannah history worth a visit. Parking is good. Can drive inside it also.

Thank Cognac62
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The owner/tour guide is a history major. You can tell he does his research. Bonaventure Cemetery is not the most beautiful cemetary but has a lot of history. My wife and i talked about the tour afterwards and said it was long but there was...More

Thank Bruce D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took the Bonaventure cemetery tour with Shannon Scott. We highly recommend it. The stories behind the beautiful monuments is well worth the cost of a tour.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Graveyards may not be your thing but a tour really brings tis place alive (sorry for the pun). It is a huge site so a tour gives you very interesting points of reference in a beautiful setting. Recommended if you have a few days in...More

1  Thank Justbackandlovedit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tour of an amazing cemetery with a fantastic guide. Such history in one haunting adventure. We enjoyed this place very much.

Thank ByeByeMissAmericanPi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am probably one of the last people to willingly visit a cemetery, however Bonaventure is simply stunning. Very well maintained, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The gentleman in the visitors center clearly knows and loves the cemetery. I wish I got his name! We...More

Thank Anna T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard a lot about this cemetery and while the grounds were expansive it hardly seemed worth the trip. Perhaps it was that nothing was in bloom, but the cemetery in town had just as much history and the cemetery at the western edge of town...More

Thank LoufromWantagh
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Stacy_michelle
23 January 2018|
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Response from Blake E | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but you can tour it without the guide... it pretty awasome
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MaggiePerez67
23 October 2017|
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Response from karen b | Reviewed this property |
One of the midnight tours has champagne at the end of the tour so yes, you're allowed to drink champagne. I think if you were on your own tour and making a spectacle of yourself then you might be asked to stop drinking and... More
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Response from travelinfool49 | Reviewed this property |
This is a "long" stroll. "..plenty of benches" is a stretch, but there are a few and it can be driven through as well. Bring water and you will love it. It's very shaded. Enjoy
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