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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...more
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Beautiful, peaceful cemetery set on a former plantation on the Wilmington River - stunning location that is full of interesting and historical markers. I recommend getting the map and stopping for a closer look at some of the beautiful headstones - many with sculptures. The...More
This place is huge, so it’s not a bad idea to take a tour. We chose instead to drive in and walk through the more picturesque sections, with the aid of a map bought at the visitor centre. You could easily get lost though. The...More
Never thought I'd be reviewing a cemetery but here we are. Only had time to drive thru but it was worth it. Calm, peaceful, and a beautiful place. The moss, the history, the feeling of serenity. Would love to return and spend a day wandering...More
I went here in the daytime with my family. We only drove through because of time constraints. This is a must see! Large enough to spend hours here! Many great sculptures and old headstones. Beautiful! There are maps at the entrance and free tours offered...More
Bonaventure is a historic cemetery with beautiful monuments. Whether you’re trying to locate a loved one or a historic figure, the computer system allows you to locate the exact spot. This Cemetery would take several days to walk its entirety.
Savannah Bonaventure Dash Tours is who we booked for this tour. I cannot say enough great things about Tim & his knowledge of this beautiful cemetery. SO much history & beautiful monuments to honor those who rest here.
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I took an Uber from the historic district and we traveled by highway part of the way, so it’s hard to know if there would be a safe bike route that did not include the highway. The neighborhood surrounding the cemetery... More
I took an Uber from the historic district and we traveled by highway part of the way, so it’s hard to know if there would be a safe bike route that did not include the highway. The neighborhood surrounding the cemetery seemed mostly residential, so probably okay to bike but I did not see many restaurants in the immediate area. Especially with specific dietary concerns, you might want to consider eating in the historic area and then heading to the cemetery with water/snacks. It’s definitey worth the trip! (And bring bug spray!)
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We bought a map and did a self-guided tour. They have graphics of the well-known and big statues obviously shown on the map, as well as graves of historical interest. However, there's probably some insight in a guided tour... More
We bought a map and did a self-guided tour. They have graphics of the well-known and big statues obviously shown on the map, as well as graves of historical interest. However, there's probably some insight in a guided tour that might be interesting.
To answer your question, they only cancel the tours if it's a heavy downpour.