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Bonaventure Cemetery

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Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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+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
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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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BEAUTIFUL!

Can't get enough. Most beautiful cemetery. Take a guided tour or view it on your own. Either way, it will be one of the best stops in Savannah.

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Can't get enough. Most beautiful cemetery. Take a guided tour or view it on your own. Either way, it will be one of the best stops in Savannah.

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We were on a cycling trip in the area and decided to stop in. We love to visit old cemeteries--always something different to see. Nice setting; lots of historic graves, including Johnnie Mercer. Disappointing that the Bird Girl is gone, but vandals made that happen...pretty trees and scenery.

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Savannah, Georgia
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Lovely, well kept old cemetery. Beautiful monuments surrounded by old trees draped with Spanish moss. Went with a small tour which enhanced the experience. Tim was both knowledgeable and passionate about this beautiful cemetery and it's history. Would highly recommend the Bonaventure Cemetery Tour to get the most out of the experience.

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The moss hanging from the trees really takes my breath away.!nicely kept , manicured, a good location, and very spacious looking place to find a plot for your love one's, and it was gated..

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been going here since I was a small child. These days, it's sometimes crowded with tourists. Locals are late risers so to get the best out of your trip, go early. Bring bug spray. don't miss Gracie, the Lawton plot and Johnny Mercer's grave.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can drive through this cemetery but getting out of the car and taking a look at some of the old headstones is a must. The beauty of the landscape is impressive too - lots of large oak trees with Spanish moss. It is such a peaceful, beautiful place.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Bonaventure looking for the bird girl statue only to find that it has been moved to a museum downtown due to vandalism. I did not go to the museum. I just didnt think it would be the same. The cemetary is lovely. There is a lot of history there. It was still worth a visit even without... More 

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Everyone should visit here at least once. Just take an hour and walk around. Very peaceful place. One piece of advice. Take bug repellent! And a camera

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of famous people. Some very old graves. Bonaventure Cemetery is one of the most popular places to visit in Savannah, the fourth most popular according to Trip Advisor . It is a peaceful and beautiful experience to walk about this Victorian Era cemetery filled with beautiful statues, oak trees with Spanish moss, flowering shrubs and to learn about the... More 

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Our guide took us first to Bonaventure Cemetery for the beginning of our ghost tour. We didn't see any ghosts, but it was spooky, and not a place I would venture to all alone. It does have a history that is very interesting. But the gates were locked so we had to stay on the outside. It is the only... More 

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