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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
+1 912-651-6843
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This cemetary is like none you have seen before. There are beautiful statues throughout the cemetary. Many of the headstones are very interesting. My favorite statue is Little Gracie.

Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a huge cemetery and doing a tour is the best way to see it. We found it extremely interesting a recommend doing the tour.

Thank GeorgeG1947
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love old cemeteries and the monuments and statues here are wonderful! It's quite large, but easy to get around.

Thank OkMom
Reviewed 4 days ago

The graves we saw were 1850s to the present, but we may have missed some older ones. Good place to get a bit of history while lookings at some beautiful statues and markers.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose to drive through the cemetery on our own, although there are tours available. We spent a good couple of hours driving around, and didn't see nearly everything. There are some beautiful headstones. The moss hanging from the trees adds a bit of an...More

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the Dash Tour for the cemetery and found Tim to be very friendly and informative. He provided water if you needed one and played Johnny Mercer music on the return trip, (one of the inhabitants of the cementery). The art work and history...More

Thank Pat F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go expecting a manicured setting. I would describe this as gothic and historical, while being casual. We took the walking tour with the help of the downloadable app. The family quickly grew impatient because of too much detail therein. We just then wandered around...More

Thank HairyHyde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a map and brochure and also bought the app. Nice quite drive, beautiful grounds but hire a tour guide for a better experience. Save your $5 for the app. Only 5 families are mentioned. Of the 22 grave sites the historical society is...More

Thank Jim77406
Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip to Savannah would be complete with a traveler or a trip to Bonaventure. There is a self-guided tour with an available narrated app. Some beautiful, architectural memorials to those that came before.

1  Thank bestt76
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
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24 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