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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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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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Took a Segway tour of the cemetery! We had never been on Segways so were a bit concerned about being able to operate one -- but it was a breeze! The tour group consisted of only... read more

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a Segway tour of the cemetery! We had never been on Segways so were a bit concerned about being able to operate one -- but it was a breeze! The tour group consisted of only me and my husband and one other couple. Curtis our tour guide was thorough and a lot of fun. We had a great time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bonaventure is a historic cemetery with much to see. Very walkable and tours are also available but you may want to call ahead and confirm. The recent hurricane cause havoc with many of the trees but not the history or sense of place. Noticed many other people walking. There are two other cemeteries abutting this one. Recognizing not everyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So tranquil. Blessed be all the departed souls in Bonaventure. With this cemetery being hundreds of years old. You just can't help yourself not to say "Wow!"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a private tour of this beautiful cemetery and learned much about local history, including references to "The Garden of Good and Evil." Most enjoyable to us was the creative burial site of Johnny Mercer, a beloved local who wrote more great American songs than we'd realized. The site designer cleverly built piano keys into the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Must see place in Savannah! See some of the amazing pieces of art at the cemetery. Lots of atmosphere with the big trees and history in there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have family buried here. A place of peace and remembrance, and reflection on the temporary nature of life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to visit and take pictures at. So much history of our founding families can be found here. The tombstones speak volumes, and you can only imagine what went on during the time period. The trees were breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shannon Scott was very knowledgable on the cemetery and you could tell he true cares for his job. We learned so much and it was a beautiful 2 hour tour and walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an Uber from downtown and walked around the cemetery. There are lots of old statues and grave sites to look at. The original colonists of Georgia have been moved and buried here. I wish we would have driven to have more time there. Due to Hurricane Matthew, they had to limit their hours. They closed at 2:00 pm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place. It seems a little odd to speak of a cemetery in that way but it was simply beautiful. the moss covered trees and rivers views are amazing. The statuary is beautiful. I would highly recommend taking a tour. We used Bonaventure Don. He was the quintessential guide!

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