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Bonaventure Cemetery

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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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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
+1 912-651-6843
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Reviewed today

As resting places go, I don't think many could be happier but to "enjoy" a spot in these quiet gardens on the banks of the Wilmington River for their final destination, it's not particularly tailored and that is where the appeal truly lies. Nicely laid...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karen P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Many people probably feel that cemeteries are creepy. This one is absolutely gorgeous and as you roam through, you can learn a lot about history, especially if you take one of their guided tours.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eschaeffer8626
Reviewed 2 days ago

This cemetery was exactly what you expect when you think of a Georgia cemetery. It's very well maintained and very peaceful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank leaholden
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was very enlightening as there was a Jewish and Christian area in the cemetery. Many stones left on very old graves in the Jewish section. The names and history are intertwined. A wonderful spot to reflect. The tombstones and private vaults are impressive. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bluff99
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a super interesting place - the cemetery has family plots set off by little foot-walls, which I haven't seen elsewhere in my travels. The monuments are quite varied, so they are interesting to take in. And it's very large, with beautiful trees all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank julie248
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent about an hour here on a rainy afternoon. Really a neat cemetery with very old grave sites surrounded by beautiful mossy trees. Very quiet and peaceful, but not a place I'd rave about when explaining places to see in Savannah. Free to enter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ianschneller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great historical site and well worth an afternoon walk. Some very old and historical plots and sculptures. Beautiful trees with Spanish Moss throughout the cemetery. You can drive through the cemetery but parking is limited in the cemetery itself. You can get a guide to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flyfisher4102016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to find, easy to navigate. There are some beautiful monuments here with the trees covered in Spanish moss. We did not take a tour group here we just went ourselves, it would be more interesting with a tour group so you can hear stories...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crosscountryBoston
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful cemetery, the guided tour is well done and very informative. It is full of history and interesting stories about past Savannah residents.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PattiGarra
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery holds a variety of religions, and it's breathtaking. I loved walking around this cemetery. It's peaceful, quiet, and very beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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2 October 2018|
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Response from tribemembers | Reviewed this property |
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
24 January 2018|
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Response from D9447PXjohns | Reviewed this property |
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
24 October 2017|
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Response from Mjsnmjsn | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying