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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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It's hard to imagine that you go on vacation and you know months in advance YOU MUST GO TO BONAVENTURE CEMETARY ON VACATION :-). But yes, you must. It's beautiful and there's so much history there, not just the fact that it's history cause the...More
Bonaventrue's grounds are beautiful, especially in early March when the thousand of azaleas are in bloom, and many of the tombstones are elaborately carved. Many people walk a path to see Johnny Mercer's grave. If you are young, you probably want know the many great...More
I have always wanted to go to Bonaventure Cemetery. Last December when my husband and I went, he was uninterested in walking around a cemetery. Once we stopped at the ‘gift shop’ he changed his tune. The ladies in the shop gave us a little...More
Get yourself a guided walking tour of this amazing place. Plan on spending 2-3 hours by foot. Johnny Mercer as well as many Savannah notables are buried here along with some of the most magnificent sculpture work.