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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 24, 2005

I live in Savannah, GA and just visited the Bonaventure Cemetery for the first time. This is a "must see" if you are visiting. It is more fun to explore the grounds on foot (providing you aren't limited and have time) but keep in mind,...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 22, 2004

Bonaventure Cemetery in east Savannah remains a mecca for tourists intent on seeing the sites mentioned in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". However, if you are planning to visit Bonaventure please beware that is is NOT a safe place. Daytime car burglaries...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a wonderful tour with Timothy Rowell and Dash Tours. He was quite accommodating on a very cold day, driving us instead of walking. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and honest about what he didn’t know. But he did know almost everything we asked. I...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My second time to visit this site and I loved as much as the first time. So many unusual statuary and graves. The massive trees covered in Spanish moss really set the mood. One side of the cemetery runs along the river. You could spend...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tim is very knowledgeable of not only the history of Bonaventure Cemetery but of all of Savannah. Definitely worth your time.

Thank Paradise65015645637
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cemetery is quite beautiful. Lots of live oaks with hanging moss. It is also quite large. Best to pick which graves you want to see and make a plan rather than wander aimlessly. It is mentioned in "The Book" (Midnight in the Garden of...More

Thank Nelson T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The cemetery is worth a visit while in Savannah. It is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen with the beautiful live oaks and Spanish moss. Very ornate tombstones and mausoleums.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Cemetery itself is very cool with lots of history. Our first guide was very informative and had lots of interesting details. About 15 minutes into the tour we got a different guide that was a little too wordy for my taste and tended to...More

Thank 619charlesg
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the history, the walk. The grounds are very well taken care of. Parking available. Just needed more time to walk around more.

Thank michd61
Reviewed 5 days ago

Coolest cemetery I've ever seen! It's worth the drive or Uber to get there. I highly recommend Shannon Scott as your tour guide.

Thank Sunshine831181
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...but be prepared to walk! The tour was supposed to be 2 hours, but our tour guide, Dawn, was so knowledgeable that she added another 20 minutes. The tour includes the funeral art and architecture, as well as histories and anticdotes I’d the family laid...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance of this place is so peaceful. It is filled with history and beauty; as well as Savannahs dead. Here you will be graced with gorgeous vistas of the salt marshes and river lulling one into tranquility. Beautiful memorials, vaults and statuary grace its...More

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BobiTychynskiShimoda
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!
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Stacy_michelle
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Response from D9447PXjohns | Reviewed this property |
We bought a map and did a self-guided tour. They have graphics of the well-known and big statues obviously shown on the map, as well as graves of historical interest. However, there's probably some insight in a guided tour... More
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Response from Mjsnmjsn | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying
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