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Bonaventure Cemetery
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Bonaventure Cemetery Tours
Ranked #12 of 225 things to do in Savannah
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have heard about this place from several places and I had to see it for myself. It is a very nice historical place to drive and walk through. The old plots and trees make it a beautiful cemetery. It is worth the drive to visit this place. You can get a map in the office for a donation or you can download an app for a walking tour for a charge. I would recommend this place as a must see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lisa was our tour guide and she was great. Very knowledgeable and funny. I especially liked the stories and the history. Highly recommended.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cemetery is beautiful-lots of great history to learn about the people interred there and the people who created the monuments to them. Nice to go with a tour-much less walking! and you learn a lot of great info.

Thank Mel959
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun tour . The pace was good. The docent was very knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts. It is about 15minutes outside of town

Thank Peg M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the DASH tour and TIM was great! VERY knowledgeable and friendly. Picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel.

Thank Patti C
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