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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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Readers of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" absolutely must visit this historic and beautiful cemetary. Some graves will interest you for their burial dates, some will do it for the beauty, and if you don't cry or at least feel sad at...More

Thank Bluedogsdaddy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely beautiful, historic cemetery on the outskirts of Savannah. So many winding paths filled with incredible memorials. Tours are available and make sure to stop in the Welcome Center for a map as there are many famous inhabitants here. A photographer's dream between the monuments,...More

Thank FRANCESCA B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the peace and beauty. Visited with some ancestors and enjoyed a few minutes at Johnny Mercer's bench in his family plot. It was easy to get to by car from our hotel in the historic district. There is no charge. The office is very...More

Thank Bob1898
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited the cemetery early in the morning when they first opened and was able to take my time walking along the lanes without a lot of cars around. The combination of the incredibly old graves and the giant oaks with the Spanish moss made...More

Thank Holly B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to check out this cemetery on a Tuesday afternoon, there was really no one around and we weren't sure if there was something specific we should try to see or just wander through. I think there might be a visitors center somewhere but...More

Thank Ashley32905
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good tour worth the money with Shannon Scott, decent amount of walking. He has so much knowledge to share that he speaks very rapidly.

Thank rhonlap
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely worth your time! Just be sure to bring bug spray, water, and wear comfortable shoes. Great photo ops!

Thank Jayne V
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My son and I spent several hours exploring the Bonaventure Cemetery. Beautiful grounds. A fascinating piece of history. We were glad we were able to drive around throughout the vast area.

Thank Andrea D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really interesting place, get some guides or maps. So many interesting people are here, and some very interesting sites. We walked for an hour just looking around, The setting is beautiful.

Thank tatteredflag
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was expecting a little more. Probably would've been more exciting had I traveled at night or with a different group of people. There were some great views and some beautiful headstones.

Thank shae l
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Stacy_michelle
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
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MaggiePerez67
October 23, 2017|
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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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lworthy1950
April 11, 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
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