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Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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+1 912-651-6843
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant site of...

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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Most beautiful park that functions as a cemetery

I was amazed the first time I saw Bonaventure cemetery. This is more a park on the river, than a cemetery. Great place for a picnic. Takes hours just a small part. Got a find... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was amazed the first time I saw Bonaventure cemetery. This is more a park on the river, than a cemetery. Great place for a picnic. Takes hours just a small part. Got a find Johnny Mercer.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So many stories for so many souls. Beautiful landscape, flowers and Spanish moss. Could have spent the whole day there just walking around and looking at the headstones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are visiting and want to see one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Savannah, I would suggest Bonaventure. In a previous visit to Savannah I toured the Colonial Park Cemetery, located in the historic district. It has the city oldest residents, but Bonaventure has the most diverse. Most of the dates in Bonaventure are from the 1800's. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First off, remember that Bonaventure is not in downtown Savannah, so you will have to drive or take a tour out there. Still, it is worth the "trouble" to do that. I've taken a tour and learned a lot, but the last two times I've just driven out there. You can walk and look at the beautiful statues, gravestones, and... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was saddened by the condition of the cemetery, which not surprisingly is run by the city government. There is amazing history here (you should definitely take Shannon's tour for sure!), and the location is on the river with nice serene views, but it is tired, not kept up, no flowers or color (why not create a volunteer gardener committee?).... More 

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Massillon, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Plan to spend several hours exploring this amazing historical cemetery. Easy to navigate in a vehicle, but to really appreciate it walking is the best. Due to the size a mix of both works well also. We hit the peak azalea season which is quite a treat, absolutely beautiful! Paid tours are available which would be recommended to absorb more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great walking tour with Shannon Scott. 2 and 1/2 hours of culture, history, art, literature and stories. We tried to do it on our own in the past but this was so much better! He has a wealth of information from a lot of personal research.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a great tour. Our guide, Orlando, was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot of historical facts and enjoyed his stories. Liked the fact that the tour group was small ( only 9 people) and that we were picked up at a spot in town convenient for us ans could choose where we wanted to be left iff after... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As far as cemeteries go, this is one of more beautiful ones I've visited. Be aware that the girl sculpture from the movie is NOT there. She was moved to Jepson museum a while back. But there are other interesting sculptures, beautiful flowers and creepy trees covered in Spanish moss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Atmosphere, history, beauty...this place has all that. We went when the azaleas were at peak bloom, blending with the Spanish Moss to create such a lovely environment. It's a very large cemetery, with stones dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Many spectacular monuments and mausoleums. We did not take a tour, but I'm sure it would have been... More 

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