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Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
+1 912-651-6843
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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 became a public cemetery in 1907. Citizens and others can still purchase interment rights in Bonaventure. This charming site has been a world famous tourist destination for more than 150 years due to the old tree-lined roadways, the many notable persons interred, the unique cemetery sculpture and architecture, and the folklore associated with the site and the people. The entrance to the cemetery is located at 330 Bonaventure Road and is the largest of the municipal cemeteries containing nearly 100 acres. The cemetery is open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. . The main office of the Department of Cemeteries is located in the Bonaventure Administrative Building at the entrance.
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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked around the cemetery and looked at the old stones. Some are so old they are worn out. Only issue we had was people panhandling.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many recall the novel entitled Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil which took place in Savannah. The book was a fun read and any trip to Savannah requires a visit to this cemetery, where some of the scenes described in the novel took...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No words can do this place justice. You must go though when in Savannah. The roads can be a little tricky but you can ride around and find everything if you just be patient.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow. I have never seen such a grand cemetery such as Bonaventure! The layout and history was absolutely amazing, and an experience I won’t soon forget. I wouldn’t recommend staying longer than an hour, especially in the Savannah sun.

Thank Amna R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful property. My husband and I tried to mingle ourselves and felt overwhelmed. If you have time, try to arrange a guided tour. I'm sure that's better than walking around aimlessly like we did ;)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a great afternoon guided tour with 6th Sense as our first activity in Savannah and it was perfect. So many interesting stories to tell about the Old Guard of Savannah as well as the fantastic sculptures throughout. It is not ghoulish although sad...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not everyone may be into cemeteries but this one is one to see, even if on your on or by tour! Highly recommend the Bonaventure Dash Tour, which is highly informative and guided by someone who’s grown up and studied the area. Beautiful monuments and...More

Thank PoohBear1004
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful setting but I wish we had taken a guided tour to learn more. But with the provided map we were able to see Johnny Mercer’s grave along with Mary Telfairs and the military sections. It appears that there has been some vandalism in...More

Thank 810taylor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Serene and very good conserved big cemetery. I was supprised but happy that you can enter and look around by car !

Thank annvdvelde
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This a beautiful cemetery. You do need a car to get here, so if you are flying in, take this into consideration. We did our tour from the car, as there are a lot of unpaved surfaces, a little difficult for a wheelchair to manage....More

Thank schmayla98
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Stacy_michelle
24 January 2018|
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Response from Blake E | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but you can tour it without the guide... it pretty awasome
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MaggiePerez67
24 October 2017|
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Response from karen b | Reviewed this property |
One of the midnight tours has champagne at the end of the tour so yes, you're allowed to drink champagne. I think if you were on your own tour and making a spectacle of yourself then you might be asked to stop drinking and... More
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lworthy1950
11 April 2017|
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Response from travelinfool49 | Reviewed this property |
This is a "long" stroll. "..plenty of benches" is a stretch, but there are a few and it can be driven through as well. Bring water and you will love it. It's very shaded. Enjoy
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