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Bonaventure Cemetery

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Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
Phone Number:
+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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A must see in Savannah

Had only seen it in "the movie" but it is a must to see, like others I recommend having a guide, I only had a short time and struggled to get the most benefit from it.

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Had only seen it in "the movie" but it is a must to see, like others I recommend having a guide, I only had a short time and struggled to get the most benefit from it.

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sacramento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A free attraction that ties you to the area in a unique way ... walking this place with a camera in hand is a joy that will yield some very moody photos ... make sure you get to the waterfront parking spot at the far end ... very serene ..

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Woodstock, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everytime we come to Savannah, we stop here to take picture. Its has some of the greatest monuments that I have seen. I great stop. It has a lot of history.

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing cemetery but I would suggest you visit it on some type of guided tour. I did it on my own with a map they provide and I had difficulty finding the historic graves - I even got turned around a couple of times.

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chesapeake, virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

spent way more time here than we expected. Just so much to see - and it's beautiful. Bring the bug spray

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We're New Englanders and love a good cemetery but this is not one. The statue that you're looking for, the one that was on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, is no longer here and most of the monuments appear damaged. We downloaded the app to tour the cemetery, it was not that inspiring or... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such an interesting and lovely place. Wonderful trees and shrubs, lovely monuments, long graceful paths winding through and down to the river. Many people had guides, we just walked and explored on our own.If you're looking for the Bird Girl- she's not here- she's at the Jepsom Center in downtown Savannah.

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Katonah, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really don't have much to say about this cemetery… It is large… lots of old graves and some not so old.... I guess I would have enjoyed the visit more if I had taken a tour… I just could not see paying for it to her when I really was not that interested… I was disappointed… I don't know... More 

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Franklin, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After reading about this place we had to check it out. A great place to wander around, enjoy the atmosphere and take some photographs. a nice free little side trip just outside the city.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shannon is an excellent tour guide. He is knowledgeable, passionate and patience with questions. He is a superb storyteller. He supplied additional personal research visual aids. Worth every penny

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