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Bonaventure Cemetery

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Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
Phone Number:
+1 912-651-6843
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant site of...

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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We did not do the guided tour. Walking around this cemetery was incredibly interesting. A definite stop if you are in the area.

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Bethany, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did not do the guided tour. Walking around this cemetery was incredibly interesting. A definite stop if you are in the area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful historic cemetery. Well marked and maintained. Definitely get a map. This is a great walk through time. Not our first visit.

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Baldwinsville, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This cemetery doesn't have the historical markers as in the town cemetery but has a vast many acre site where you aren't stumbling on other onlookers at the same time. We were there for about two hours and will go back for more viewing. This is easy to walk and has a welcome center with material free or for donation... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best part of this tour was the guide, Alyssa. She is a great story teller! Frankly it would have been very boring, grave site after grave site, without her.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a huge cemetery with many old graves. The statuary around the burial grounds is interesting to look at and there is a whole section devoted to Jewish internments with a Holocaust Memorial. The Spanish moss hanging from the trees combined with the old gravestones and narrow roadways would make a great spooky walk experience.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't make a habit of visiting cemeteries but the history at this one made me want to go check it out. My husband and I spent quite a bit of time and took tons of pictures! It is set on the water and has so much to see. Beautiful beautiful place I recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there on a very cold day in winter so didn't get the advantage of seeing the beautiful flowers in bloom, but the beauty and mystery of the place is always there. Had an interesting tour (free on second Sundays) by the local preservation society. Very striking Victorian sculpture throughout, as well as unusual forms of monuments, all interspersed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In our two day trip to Savannah we drove out to Bonaventure. While I'm not really "in to" cemeteries I found the vastness of this place to be quite impressive. If you couple that with old graves and incredibly ornate monuments you have something worth checking out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Slow walk... Peruse the elaborate tomb stones. Trees surround the cementary drapped in Spanish moss... Photos are amazing and tranquility is evident.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent hours in this cemetery. It is absolutely beautiful with some very interesting markers and headstones.

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