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Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour

From US$55.00
  • Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour
  • Perfect for history lovers
  • Enjoy personalized attention from an expert local guide
Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour
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Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour
This unique after-hours tour highlights the best of Savannah's spooky history with a memorable trip to the iconic Bonaventure Cemetery. Follow your expert guide on a haunting trip through the tombstones and graves of some of the this southern city's most well-known residents. No trip to Savannah is complete without a stop at Bonaventure and this post-sunset tour is one of the best ways to see it.
What to Expect
During this 2.5 hour tour, you will be joining a very exclusive club of people who have seen the cemetery after it closes to the public. Not since it opened in 1846 has this been an opportunity, but thanks to your very special local host, now it is. You are literally locked in the cemetery the entire time; for the right taker, there's no price you can put on the joy of that. Imagine having the serenity, stillness, and quiet of the cemetery, uninterrupted by the living world.

Stories stretch from the present day all the way back to Bonaventure's plantation beginnings in 1754. Our topics range from the funny and uplifting to the macabre at its most morbid. Some of the stories that will be covered include those of:
  • A "hooch runner" for Al Capone
  • A bizarre love story that ended in one murder and one visit to the electric chair
  • Savannah's role in The DaVinci Code
  • Lady Minerva & Jim Williams in Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil
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1 - 5 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Shannon was amazing! He filled his tales with History and painted a picture easy to follow. 3 hours of listening to Shannon felt like 10 minutes. We walked away with a great deal of knowledge. If you visit Savannah and you don't take this trip,...More

1  Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 7 June 2018
A long long walk

Be aware that this walking tour goes on rain or shine. We were in the midst of a torrential rain storm with thunder and lightning when we were to leave for this tour. I texted Shannon, the guide, and got a text they were evaluating....More

2  Thank joannelF5747TB
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Experience the secrets of Bonadventure with the place all to yourself!

Definitely worth taking! I would image this tour would be awesome during the fall-winter months as it would be dark during the tour! May time it was still light but that did not diminish the experience. Shannon Scott has quite the personality and had some...More

1  Thank Pauwel S
Reviewed 14 May 2018
A Trip Through History

The after hours tour of Bonaventure with Scott seemed like 15 minutes rather than 2 1/2 hours. Scott is a historian who knows the history of the city, the cemetery and the fascinating inhabitants of Savannah from inception to today. Although he certainly covers the...More

1  Thank frankcarroll1917
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile
The BEST tour and guide

Shannon was an outstanding tour guide. He was very informative and offered so much fact based information and shared stories that everyone would enjoy. I took the tour with my two daughters one 30 and the other 20. They both loved it. We had a...More

Thank JoniE3691
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17 April 2018|
Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
it starts about 5pm. gather at the main entrance and wait for Shannon. the tour lasts about 3 hours with lots of walking, but it's great learning about the the families buried there.