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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott

From US$25.00
Highlights
  • Explore Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery with a trained historian
  • Spot references from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Hear stories about the famous people buried in the cemetery
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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott
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Bonaventure Cemetery 10am TourMost Popular
Wander through Bonaventure Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beloved landmarks, to revel in its beauty and tranquility. Join your devoted and very knowledgeable guide, Shannon Scott or his proteges.
US$25.00
Bonaventure Cemetery 2PM Tour
Wander through Bonaventure Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beloved landmarks, to revel in its beauty and tranquility. Join your devoted and knowledgeable guides, Shannon Scott or Lisa Marie!
US$25.00
Overview
Learn about Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided tour with historian, author, and artist Shannon Scott or one of his assistants. The cemetery, which dates back to the mid-18th century, is the final resting place for many famous Savannah residents, and a tour provides a look at the southern city's history. Plus, find out about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age and beyond.
What to Expect
Meet your guide Shannon Scott (or one of his trained guides) at Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery for a walking tour of this historic property, which was established in 1846.

As you wander, learn about the Bonaventure Plantation and the famous residents of Savannah who are buried in the cemetery, including songwriter Johnny Mercer, poet Conrad Aiken, maritime hero Josiah Tattnall, and more. In addition, hear about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age. Plus, fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will recognize elements of the cemetery that are prominently featured in the book and movie.

The tour ends at Bonaventure Cemetery where it began.
Reviews (274)
1 - 5 of 193 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Best Tour in Savannah

Great tour, Shannon is a fantastic guide with so much knowledge! My only tip- bring bug spray. Besides the bug bites, a great way to learn about Savannah's history!

Thank Kerry O
Reviewed 5 days ago
Shannon is a Rock Star tour guide

Shannon's has gift of story telling and many years of experience as a tour guide. He is energetic and provides a positive experience for everyone.

Thank smottwi
Reviewed 1 week ago
A TRUE Tour

If you want a true tour of Bonnaventure Cemetary, see it with Shannon Scott. I didn't know what to expect of a cemetery tour. Right from the start, I was happy with my choice. You can see the enthusiasm that Shannon has for the area....More

Thank Cohen94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A not to be missed experience

We decided to do this tour at the last minute before departing Savannah for Jacksonville. Shannon was an excellent host and took us through the cemetery in two hours giving us exceptional in depth knowledge of every grave w visited. If you are ever in...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Great Tour

Incredible morning with an extremely knowledgeable guide....and an excellent story-teller. His knowledge of history, art and the book was impressive.

1  Thank happyretirees2016
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Phyllis R
10 October 2018|
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Response from jcp9462018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the ground is relatively flat with no obstructions
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17 August 2018|
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Response from Lisa F | Reviewed this property |
I slotted 2 hours for the trip but it wasn’t quite enough. The tour length can extend if there are more questions from the group or a large group. 3 hours is a safer estimate.
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Erin A
8 July 2018|
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Response from eathompson | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the ages of your children, ours 11-14. You will definitely get more out of it with this guide. Well worth the money spent. Words of advice wear bug spray...
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