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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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Another lovely walk!

This was another lovely walk in Savannah. There is a big Jewish section of the cemetery s well, which was unexpected.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This was another lovely walk in Savannah. There is a big Jewish section of the cemetery s well, which was unexpected.

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Took a walk through this historic cemetery that is both beautiful and an amazing source of history and stories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Bonaventure Cemetery is a must see stop in Savannah for historians, movue buffs and ghost hunters alike. Please stop into the visitor center and donate a few bucks in exchange for a guide. The money goes to upkeep. This place is a treasure please enjoy and chip in a few bucks so we can all visit again and again.... More 

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Love this cemetery! We spent the better half of the day walking around and exploring the cemetery. Should've packed a lunch! So interesting and beautiful you could spend hours here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So, visiting a cemetery is not really my favorite thing but it is my husband's favorite and so I booked it. Well, what a surprise to me. Turned out to be my favorite tour. We were led around this cemetery by Shannon Scott and he is a story teller like no other. He is like the professor of Savannah History... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A large cemetery with lots of history. The story of little Gracie and her monument are a "must see". The famous song writer Johnny Mercer is buried there. A beautiful cemetery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful. Easy to drive to. A guide isn't necessary overall. Very easy to walk around. Safe. Easy to park and walk. Beautiful cemetery with so much history. The bonaventure historical society has an app that is very helpful also that can be bought on Google play.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don was an excellent tour guide. He kept us moving and interested with a lot of interesting historical and cemetery information. Would truly recommend you take his tour!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another beautiful, historic cemetery that we visited - replete with aged headstones, monuments and spanish moss, driving through the cemetery is a peaceful visit through time. Not far from downtown Savannah, this was worth the trip for us - a cloudy day was perfect for touring the site and the lighting perfect for those wishing to take photos.

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This place could be spooky at night but on a pretty sunny day it was a great way to spend some time. The monuments were so unusual and nothing you see in present day cemeteries. The graves date back to prior civil war days and are laid out in family plots. Just a few miles outside the historic district of... More 

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