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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.
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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott
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.
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
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there's a moderate amount of walking
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Reviewed yesterday
Highly informative tour

Went there with a friend during our stay in Savannah. The tour was even better than expected and Shannon was a great storyteller - he really knows Bonaventure Cemetery and all about its history. If you are not a native from an English speaking country...More

Thank 906dorak
Reviewed 2 days ago
Wonderful History Lesson

Great history lesson about Savannah and the residents who shaped history. Shannon is very knowledgeable! We enjoyed every minute of the tour.

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Shannon is awesome! HIGHLY memorable.

I’ll remember this experience for a very long time. Shannon is fantastic, and I learned so much from this truly exceptional tour. And of course the grounds are beautiful, reflective, and historic. I really believe you’ll enjoy this. We certainly did!!

Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Master storytelling in the garden of good and evil

Shannon has a gifted style for telling the stories of Bonaventure Cemetery’s most interesting residents. He expertly weaves in national, regional and local history during the two hour walk. You can read about the vast cemetery, but frankly nothing beats a guided tour. From the...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 1 week ago
I learned so much from Shannon Scott! Excellent storyteller!

It was stinkin' hot today for our tour of the beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery, but Shannon Scott's stories were so compelling, full of details and imagery, we were just swept away and didn't mind the heat one bit. Shannon's passion for history is certainly evident! I...More

Thank Jayne V
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Mccaff21778
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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The tour guide was awesome and very entertaining. It depends on the age of your children. I don’t think you’d ever get the information without going with Shannon. He tells tons of information that is not on the gravestones... More
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Welcome to the South! Yes, you will need a vehicle. We rented an Uber which is really less expensive and much quicker than a taxi. We had our cars but didn’t want to have to drive because of traffic! Hope you enjoy... More
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