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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 yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed the tour. A bit too much talking for us - loved the stories but they were just a bit too long. Would've liked a little shorter tour. However, glad we did it. Very beautiful and mysterious place.

Thank Aacatalano
Reviewed yesterday

Took the dash tour with Tim. The Spanish moss has recovered from hurricane Mathew. A very interesting visit to see all the ornate tombstones and hear the stories of the people buried there. Recommend the dash tour as Tim will pick you up and carry...More

Thank enfield18532016
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you think this tour might be boring - forget that! The tour guide Tim so well versed in the history of the residents AND the city. He is awesome.

Thank Edie F
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are looking for the girl from Midnight in the garden.....she has been moved indoors to The Telfair properties. She was attracting too much attention where she was and the graves were being disturbed.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a cemetery person, so I really enjoyed the walk through Bonaventure Cemetery. Savannah's history comes alive when you recognize names on the property. Well worth it if you love history.

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved my walk. The staff was super nice. Got great pictures. Learn very interesting history. Very big. I can't wait to return.

Thank easykiss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the cemetery we heard it was a great place to visit. It is a bit overwhelming and suggest doing some research before going other wise it’s a walk through and looking at the scenery with no real context.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to visit Bonaventure anytime I'm in Savannah. So beautiful and serene. Tour guides always give great stories/info.

Thank jaharris16
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate that our visit occurred on the Sunday when the historical Society gives free tours, which happens one Sunday a month. The tour guide was well spoken and informative. The tour gives an interesting history of the cemetery as well as Savannah. Several...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cemeteries freak me out a little-but this one wasn’t ‘scary’. Much larger than anticipated and filled with a variety of memorials.

Thank TraceM49
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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

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