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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
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Reviewed yesterday

I know it might sound odd as to why a cemetary is a tourist destination, but there was history laid out (ouch, bad pun!) right in front of you. Stones from hundreds of years ago, tremendous structures and modern memorials, all together. Walking around here...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a tour. It is hot and buggy and requires a fair amount of walking ( can be driven by car on your own). Dress accordingly and take bug spray. The history and stories are fascinating. If you go on your own you will miss...More

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A walking tour is great to hear the history and other info. We did the self guided tour to enjoy the grounds and read the various grave markers, dates and see the beauty of the historic makers.

Thank tedact
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bonaventure is a muat see. Unlike any other cemetery I have been in. We did purchase a map in the cemetery for $6. It will be a noce keepsake, but I felt it was terribly overpriced given the information it contained. Whatever the case, our...More

Thank Ancella S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tour this beautiful cemetery by walking through it! So much history! Beautiful view of historical headstones and trees! Recommend driving through it!

Thank Jenni_325
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went without a tour and simply drove around and walked a bit. Very cool to see and experience. Not in Savannah proper, but well worth the drive

Thank TLC62379
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want to go and have fun and enjoy the place I think you should go with a tour. We did the trolley and just step off. We went by ourselves so it was just another cementery.

Thank Cako B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Full of history. Beautiful and old cemetery which is full of history. Free to everyone. Right on the river. They offer tours or you can just drive there and spend the day among the old graves and old trees.

Thank 770MCP
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was worth the trip. Anyone who appreciates history, sculpture, or nature should be sure to visit this site. We didn't take a tour; we just explored on our own, but we enjoyed the adventure.

Thank Beverly H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This cemetery is peaceful and beautiful. So many of the headstones look like artists' statuary. There is so much history there.

Thank wildcatmomKansasCity
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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 karen b | Reviewed this property |
One of the midnight tours has champagne at the end of the tour so yes, you're allowed to drink champagne. I think if you were on your own tour and making a spectacle of yourself then you might be asked to stop drinking and... More
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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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