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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 today

The owner/tour guide is a history major. You can tell he does his research. Bonaventure Cemetery is not the most beautiful cemetary but has a lot of history. My wife and i talked about the tour afterwards and said it was long but there was...More

Thank Bruce D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the Bonaventure cemetery tour with Shannon Scott. We highly recommend it. The stories behind the beautiful monuments is well worth the cost of a tour.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

Graveyards may not be your thing but a tour really brings tis place alive (sorry for the pun). It is a huge site so a tour gives you very interesting points of reference in a beautiful setting. Recommended if you have a few days in...More

1  Thank Justbackandlovedit
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful tour of an amazing cemetery with a fantastic guide. Such history in one haunting adventure. We enjoyed this place very much.

Thank ByeByeMissAmericanPi
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am probably one of the last people to willingly visit a cemetery, however Bonaventure is simply stunning. Very well maintained, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The gentleman in the visitors center clearly knows and loves the cemetery. I wish I got his name! We...More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Heard a lot about this cemetery and while the grounds were expansive it hardly seemed worth the trip. Perhaps it was that nothing was in bloom, but the cemetery in town had just as much history and the cemetery at the western edge of town...More

Thank LoufromWantagh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did our own walk of the historical section. The grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed a peaceful afternoon. It was a bit eerie, but fascinating. I do wish the app we downloaded would have been more useful, but we still enjoyed it. We should have...More

Thank witraveler77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place, you can walk around for hours. They have a wall of head stones. Some of the graves you have to read the head stones, 1700, wow. The trees and the scenery is fabulous. A must do in Savannah

Thank millerb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just strolled about, admiring the trees, reading the various signs describing tombs and history of who is buried. Nice to stroll about on a warm day.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't recommend visiting without a guide since the cemetery needs interpretation for those of us without architectural, geological, and historical foundation. I was a little jaded because I was expecting and comparing it to New Orleans cemeteries that I have visited and it didn't...More

1  Thank Teacher2urist
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Stacy_michelle
23 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
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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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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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