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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 1 week ago

I find old cemeteries fascinating. This cemetery is like an outdoor art museum with interesting sculptures everywhere. We took a Heritage Tour and our guide was very interesting and knowledgeable.

Thank emiglia2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy history, huge trees dripping in moss and add the river, you almost forget you are in a cemetery. It’s a beautiful place as it is huge! At the entrance inside the welcome center you can get a map for free. If you...More

Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much history in this cemetery. Some of the tombstones are old and weathered and barely legible since they are pre-US Revolutionary War. Enjoyed walking through the cemetery.

Thank Maria Teresa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were vacationing in South Carolina and decided to drive down to Georgia to visit this cemetery. We spent hours here walking around and we still didn't see it all. It's a very beautiful place with lots of fancy headstones, statues, and mausoleums. The trees...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow..get yourself to Bonaventure..headstones..history..just amazing..in many ways..! Go when the weather is stroll able..and you have time to take in the beauty..mystery and the history..don’t bring the kids..! You need at least two hours..

1  Thank Maritza B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful, yet eerie cemetery. This has been on my bucket list to visit! The old tombs stones, crypts and overgrown shrubs and trees are amazing. We did not get to explore it as much as we would have liked to, as...More

1  Thank Cara U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a tight schedule for our one-day visit to Savannah, and so we downloaded the app ($4.99) and did the self-guided tour. It was freezing the day we visited, but there were plenty of people there. We were able to drive around to...More

Thank 907blaked
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is worth going to! It's minutes away from historic Savannah, and this place made me happy. The history is palpable. I only wished we were able to do a tour there. We ran out of time to even join a tour group that...More

Thank Schweitzers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most amazing cemetery. On the water with beautiful views and wonderful tomb stones. Not far from downtown... well worth the trip.

Thank davrik89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were glad we went. Lovely place to stroll. We even joined one of the tours in progress and it was very informative.

Thank landc2015
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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