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Bonaventure Cemetery

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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...more
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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
+1 912-651-6843
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Reviewed yesterday

The monuments and the beautiful setting make this well worth the drive out of the historic district. Tours are offered but we just chose to walk and drive through to visit the graves of some of Savannah’s most famous residents. It is a photographers paradise.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was really excited to visit a couple of old cemeteries in Savannah, after a 4 hour drive from in Myrtle Beach (where we were vacationing) our first stop was Bonaventure Cemetary. We got out and started walking through, only to be attacked by swarms...More

Thank amorousdarkness
Reviewed yesterday

Don was a great "tour guide" his knowledge and passion is evident in his tour. Definitely a must if you want to see the cemetery otherwise you don't realize what you are looking at. The cemetery is beautiful but the history is what makes it...More

Thank Maddog0121
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved seeing the old headstones and beautiful oaks, but we were eaten up by mosquitoes. I don't normally get bothered by them too much and I have more than 50 bites. It is worth the visit just be prepared.

1  Thank Angella W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. It is well maintained, but fairly standard for the time period. If you visit historical cemeteries, especially overseas, this would be an easy pass. Be careful with tour companies, if actual history interests you. Just research before...More

1  Thank SkiingPeach2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

Bonaventure Cemetery is an historical cemetery located in the beautiful City of Savannah. An Amazing cemetery located on a former plantation. Bonaventure is an outdoor museum combined with live oaks and hanging Spanish moss. A gem, a tour guide is a must to truly enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a group of 35 on a walking tour of Bonaventure Cemetery. First of all the staff was wonderful. Our guide knew her stuff and everyone enjoyed the stories and history. Be warned a whole lot of walking. Some of my group was not really...More

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a little disappointed, but it was three days after hurricane Michael went close by Savannah. We had a difficult time locating it, thank for GPS we found it.

Thank Evelyn E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my favorite Savannah tour. Shannon knows his stuff so we heard great stories and got some interesting history lessons (that were actually fun due to the fact that the guide is a gifted storyteller). FYI - I took an Uber to the cemetery...More

Thank Joyce A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to Bonaventure and roamed around for an hour or two. So beautiful and so much to see. We enjoyed the history and the beautiful setting.

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October 1, 2018|
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Response from Margot F | Reviewed this property |
It’s a long way.. 15 mins by car.. but safe enough I think! and I doubt there are any gluten free options around bonaventure. It is suburban mainly! Good luck!
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Blake E | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but you can tour it without the guide... it pretty awasome
October 23, 2017|
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Response from Mjsnmjsn | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying