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Bonaventure Cemetery

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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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Beautiful carved statues and gravestones and stories

Go with a guide (we had Alyssa) to share the stories of the beginnings of the cemetery, John Walz, and the most renowned "residents." If we had gone through on our own, we would... read more

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letrips66
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go with a guide (we had Alyssa) to share the stories of the beginnings of the cemetery, John Walz, and the most renowned "residents." If we had gone through on our own, we would have gotten very little out of it, but with someone leading us and pointing out the stones and sharing the local history, it was very informative.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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I have visited Bonaventure twice, once on my own and once with a tour. I would recommend both. Having time to walk among the statues and read the stones as long as you would like is so peaceful. The scenery is beautiful. It gets hot and humid in the afternoons most of the year. I would make Bonaventure a morning... More 

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So filled with history and so beautiful. We were lucky to us Dash as ur tour guide and it could have not been better. So much history and so beautiful

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very beautiful old cemetery. A map making it easier to navigate to the highlights would be helpful. If you have time visit it.

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The most beautiful cemetery I have ever been too...see the Holocaust memorial and the Jones plots...

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This place is incredible to tour rather it's guided or self. You're able to drive around if you like or get out and walk.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bonventure Cemetary is very old and very beautiful. It is not in the historic distrct so you will need to drive there, though not that far. Very well kept. Don't look for the statue from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" it's not there, it's in the Telfair Museum. However, Johnny Mercer is there along with Conrad Aiken.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The history of the people interred here is incredible. The architecture of the monuments amazing. Bring bug spray.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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We so thoroughly enjoyed Scott's tour tHat we returned the next day on our way out of town to get some more pics. This isabeautiful place to walk around but with Scott's impassioned dedication dead ringing your interest you are richly rewarded. The Free Mason background; subterranean vault rooms; Johnny Mercer detail stories; and beautiful suicides even.

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I read 'the book' a few years ago and have wanted to visit Savannah and all the sites ever since. Finally I got to visit and of course Bonaventure was a must-see. We didn't take a tour, just arrived around midday, called into the office to get a map and a leaflet from the historical society's very helpful member and... More 

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