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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
+1 912-651-6843
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If I had been able to walk the distance, I would have enjoyed one of the tours however, we drove through the cemetery and stopped at a few of the notable graves. It would have been helpful to have a better map from the cemetery...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the loveliest spots in Savannah! A very gorgeous cemetery. i love the spanish moss in the big oak trees, and the veiw of the water

Thank KatPhil70
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cemetery was beautiful..quick drive from the historic district. We drove around the cemetery but you can easily park and walk

Thank broketraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the Bonaventure Cemetery to find the gravesite of Johnny Mercer and his wife. We were very impressed with the beauty of the cemetery. The purple azaleas were in full bloom and everywhere! Deanna Hodgson

Thank deannahodgson
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much history in this place. Very interesting. Our guide was so informative and helpful. Highly recommend.

Thank Marcie V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This cemetery is located further from downtown than we expected but we found it with no trouble using GPS and the drive allowed us to see more of the area. The office has a listing of all grave sites and their locations if you are...More

Thank bczican
Reviewed 4 days ago

Bonaventure Cemetery is a must see not far from the Historic District. The Moss draped trees make the cemetery so scenic. The Cemetery is walkable and very enjoyable.

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 5 days ago

No trip to Savannah would be complete without a visit to Bonaventure. A must see if you have read Midnight in the Garden of Food and Evil.

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always are sure to stop here during our trips. It's situated along the river and the graves span the spectrum from simple to wildly ornate. The history, the Spanish moss, the little dirt/gravel pathways all contribute to making it feel kinda other worldly. It...More

Thank melaniebaptiste
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a beautiful setting and so historical and interesting. Get a map from the office and it will lead you to where you want to go. Visit the historic part for sure.

Thank MaryAnne34
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There are 4 of us going in a couple of weeks, but 2 members of the group are not big "walkers". Is this a hike, or a stroll? I'm assuming there are plenty of benches and shade trees, but I was wondering if there is a lot of uphill walking. Are there water fountains on the grounds or should we take our own water? Average age of this group is 68. We are in Savannah for 3 days, but from what I can tell, this is a "must see". What do you think?
11 April 2017|
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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
Haley S
Hi! Where can I learn more about Bonaventure Cemetery as I'd like to tour it alone. Mainly because I'm deaf and can't hear tour guide :)
4 March 2017|
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Response from Jeannine B | Reviewed this property |
There is a map available at the cemetery. It is also very well marked if you are looking for certain burial sites. I wouldn't use a tour guide. Take a stroll and absorb the great history. I would also try Amazon for... More
Hi Sandy! Is there a charge to enter the cemetery? Can I drive through? How large is it? Thanks!!
2 March 2017|
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Response from Sandy O | Reviewed this property |
As the others said, there is no charge to drive through. You can park outside and walk if you wish. We drove in, and where there were wider sections we got out and walked, came back, and moved the car to the next spot... More