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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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We drove through Bonaventure Cemetery because we didn't have much time. It's a very interesting place, and at the same time somewhat odd. Beautiful, peaceful and a lot of history... read more

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We drove through Bonaventure Cemetery because we didn't have much time. It's a very interesting place, and at the same time somewhat odd. Beautiful, peaceful and a lot of history! Definitely worth a visit!

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Read the seminal classic from the 1990s, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Now go visit this legendary cemetery. Visit in March when the azaleas are in full bloom. Also look up the ghost stories accompanying the cemetery.

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Thank Sookie42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The most beautiful cemetery I've ever seen. Headstones were works of art. I would definitely recommend. BRING BUG SPRAY!!! The bugs and gnats were terrible.

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Thank Amanda R
McMinnville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bonaventure Cemetery is a place that my boyfriend and I will always visit while in Savannah! The rich history mixed with the gorgeous views are just perfect!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Much in common with the entire downtown historic area, this cemetery is well maintained and so well worth visiting, if only to pick up on some very quirky biographies concerning many of those buried there.

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Odd to find such beauty in a cemetery but Bonaventure Cemetery was lovely. Some of the markers/statues were true works of art. Could have spent all day there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cant believe that a cemetery is a must do in Savannah. We learned Grace's story on a ghost tour. My kids wanted to see her grave. The cemetery is so beautiful. So much history. It is free to just drive around and take pictures. Can't believe how big it is. If you have time stop by, it is about 5... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome place to visit, read the tombstones and take pics. Beautiful setting on the river. The moss hanging from the trees, the azaleas...nothing looks more southern to me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am not usually a fan of cemeteries, but Bonaventure Cemetery is certainly a stop you should make when visiting Savannah. A little out of the way, it is worth the trip. Bonaventure Cemetery is a beautiful park like setting. The live oak, Spanish moss, azaleas, and river view heighten the beauty of this place. There are many beautiful and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bonaventure Cemetery was on my list of must sees in Savannah. Not hard to find with google maps. Parking was scarce at entrance. We drove around until someone vacated on of the ten or so spots and walked in. Got a free map at the office and made a $1 donation for the historic brochure map (not necessary. The free... More 

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