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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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It was very enlightening as there was a Jewish and Christian area in the cemetery. Many stones left on very old graves in the Jewish section. The names and history are intertwined. A wonderful spot to reflect. The tombstones and private vaults are impressive. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bluff99
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a super interesting place - the cemetery has family plots set off by little foot-walls, which I haven't seen elsewhere in my travels. The monuments are quite varied, so they are interesting to take in. And it's very large, with beautiful trees all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank julie248
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent about an hour here on a rainy afternoon. Really a neat cemetery with very old grave sites surrounded by beautiful mossy trees. Very quiet and peaceful, but not a place I'd rave about when explaining places to see in Savannah. Free to enter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ianschneller
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great historical site and well worth an afternoon walk. Some very old and historical plots and sculptures. Beautiful trees with Spanish Moss throughout the cemetery. You can drive through the cemetery but parking is limited in the cemetery itself. You can get a guide to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flyfisher4102016
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy to find, easy to navigate. There are some beautiful monuments here with the trees covered in Spanish moss. We did not take a tour group here we just went ourselves, it would be more interesting with a tour group so you can hear stories...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crosscountryBoston
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful cemetery, the guided tour is well done and very informative. It is full of history and interesting stories about past Savannah residents.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PattiGarra
Reviewed 5 days ago

This cemetery holds a variety of religions, and it's breathtaking. I loved walking around this cemetery. It's peaceful, quiet, and very beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eearlsphotography
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cemetery with some wonderfully creepy and beautiful tombs/stones/graves. Would’ve been better if they hadn’t relocated the bird bath girl though. Also extremely easy to get lost.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank treatjean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful gem in a beautiful city. A must when visiting Savannah. The atmosphere is one of quiet solitude.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lisamR9064JZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A weird place to visit, but the natural beauty makes it worthwhile. You get so accustomed to the beautiful scenery, that you can take it for granted as step after step, corner after corner, it’s all breathtaking.... my teenagers weren’t thrilled with this part of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 1, 2018|
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Response from tribemembers | Reviewed this property |
I took an Uber from the historic district and we traveled by highway part of the way, so it’s hard to know if there would be a safe bike route that did not include the highway. The neighborhood surrounding the cemetery... More
January 23, 2018|
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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
October 23, 2017|
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Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying