Bonaventure Cemetery
Bonaventure Cemetery
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Maria w
7 contributions
Jan. 2023
At first it seems like it is a cemetery that people have forgotten about. It is actually very beautiful and unique. We didn't have time to do a tour that the cemetery offers so we just did our own touring. Next time, we would like to do a tour.
Written January 23, 2023
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HIS
Reading, PA278 contributions
Jan. 2023
It is worth seeing. My wife found an online commentary that went over the cemetery which was nice as we drove through. You can see sections for various religions.
Written January 18, 2023
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Meagan S
9 contributions
Jan. 2023
It was a cold day so we were looking for a sunny place to eat our packed lunch as a Girl Scout troop and there was the cemetery with not much shade. We plopped right down in the grass (not on gravestones) and ate. It's beautifully kept and all the history is so fascinating. I live near St. Augustine and they don't let you inside those historic cemeteries so it was awesome to actually walk around.
Written January 17, 2023
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Kim H
Houston, TX45 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
Didn’t realize we needed reservations and it was sold out! Luckily one couple didn’t show and off we went with our guide Jeff, who was well versed on jokes and stories about the statues and people they represented. The walking tour took 2 hours and was one of my favorite activities.
Written January 15, 2023
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VGTravelGirl
St. Albert, Canada1,756 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
Interesting but not exceptional- cemeteries in Buenos Aries and Italy much more compelling. Maybe I just had too high of expectations. You can definitely spend lots of time wandering around and looking at the stones. I stopped at the building that was supposed to be information as well as tours. I purchased an over-priced map. Lady was not very friendly. Just go straight through to the cemetery (there are washrooms on site at the entry) and basic free maps.
Written January 11, 2023
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Jill P
1 contribution
Dec. 2022 • Family
This cemetery is absolutely beautiful. Very interesting stories and so much history. While walking through I took several pics. I've included one that looks like a blue light figure with something flying above it that is blue and purple. My camera has never done this which leads me to believe it's a spirit.
Written December 28, 2022
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BeachBumReady2Retire
Haughton, LA288 contributions
Nov. 2022
You can walk or drive thru the cemetery. There are also tours that you can get in as well. I just drive thru and stopped at a few spots. Easy to access.
Written December 26, 2022
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sheila M
9 contributions
Nov. 2022
Just stunning monuments. Definitely worth a visit. Takes you to a different place. Best to go when the azaleas are in bloom.
Written December 19, 2022
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MaryEllenM27
Kalispell, MT17,376 contributions
Nov. 2022
We found Bonaventure Cemetery to be the most truly different place in Savannah. It was a surprise to us...and was very photogenic. There is a lot of history about this cemetery. It has very unique headstones and memorials surrounded by gorgeous mossy Oak trees and other Fall foliage. This serene place is also photogenic..
Written December 11, 2022
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Xtine_12
San Diego, CA22 contributions
Nov. 2022
Of course, you should go here if you're in Savannah. It's a little outside of the historic district and I do not believe the tour buses go there, so Uber/Lyft. There is no way to walk to it and the road does not seem safe for a bike.
Written December 3, 2022
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