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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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“johnny mercer” (258 reviews)
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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
+1 912-651-6843
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a cemetery person, so I really enjoyed the walk through Bonaventure Cemetery. Savannah's history comes alive when you recognize names on the property. Well worth it if you love history.

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved my walk. The staff was super nice. Got great pictures. Learn very interesting history. Very big. I can't wait to return.

Thank easykiss
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the cemetery we heard it was a great place to visit. It is a bit overwhelming and suggest doing some research before going other wise it’s a walk through and looking at the scenery with no real context.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have to visit Bonaventure anytime I'm in Savannah. So beautiful and serene. Tour guides always give great stories/info.

Thank jaharris16
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were fortunate that our visit occurred on the Sunday when the historical Society gives free tours, which happens one Sunday a month. The tour guide was well spoken and informative. The tour gives an interesting history of the cemetery as well as Savannah. Several...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cemeteries freak me out a little-but this one wasn’t ‘scary’. Much larger than anticipated and filled with a variety of memorials.

Thank TraceM49
Reviewed 6 days ago

This historic and hushed cemetery is truly worth the short ride from Savannah to wander among the famous trees hung with Spanish moss and ancient tombstones. Finding poets, musicians, children, historians, famous people, is made easy with a computerized listing of names and plots so...More

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this is a must-see when you visit Savannah. Words can not really describe it. I suggested 2-3 hours but I really believe I could've spent all day there. We went in late October during a cold spell and that chilly wind coming off the...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the Savannah historic district then take the short 15 minute ride out to Bonaventure Cemetery. You wont be disappointed. Such a cool and interesting place to wander around. Many graves of interest as well as...More

Thank William15222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk or drive through cemetery with lots of Spanish Moss. We didn’t do a tour, just walked through. To get the most out of it historically I would recommend a tour.

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23 October 2017|
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Response from Kenneth Z | Reviewed this property |
I think you can if you bring your own. I saw nobody to stop. If your taking a tour ask the tour guide, but then you might have to bring enough for all!
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
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