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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
+1 912-651-6843
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Reviewed yesterday

There are a lot of really intricate and beautiful memorials here. It was sad to see a lot of the children's gravestones. The visitors center is the best place to start - they have a photo hall that marks some of the most famous graves...More

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family wanted to see this cemetery before we went on our ghost tour. It was amazing at how old the graves were. A lot of the graves were ornate and beautiful. Many had sad stories like the story of little Gracely. I would recommend...More

Thank ErinDawn64
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much to see in this city. Just make sure you have a great pair of shoes on. Fortunately lots of shade. August is a really hot month to visit, but it's still fun.

Thank pat s
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would say this is the best place I have visited in Savannah. The cemetery is really beautiful. It's big, requires at least 2 hours of walking.

Thank salimsazzad22
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was g.f's idea to go here. It's definitely near and interesting. I would say this is for adults. I seriously doubt kids or teenagers would enjoy it much

Thank J C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, believe it or not, we had so much fun in the cemetery. My daughter is a 4th grade teacher and really enjoyed walking through the cemetery and looking at the old headstones and was amazed at the dates.

Thank sweetpea30506
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is worth a visit, when you come from Savannah, go south on skidaway road, take a left turn on bonaventure road and after about a mile you're there, you can drive or walk around to see the must incredible graves and headstones and...More

Thank DiabloDesigns v
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to visit to see and experience a little history. There are different styles of graves here that are interesting. The graves that were marked on or changed are interesting. Also, many have an actual epitaph that tell you the story...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To visit and pay respect to Johnny Mercer was our primary reason for our venture to Bonaventure. What a wonder contributor to America's music scene, Mr. Mercer is immortalized at this, his burial site. It's a nice place for quite reflection. Funny how all his...More

Thank Comanchero26
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of character and interesting grave sites. Beautiful place for final resting place. Too much to see in one day. Bring mosquito repellent.

Thank Norma_and_Vince
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11 April 2017|
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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
Haley S
4 March 2017|
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Response from Jeannine B | Reviewed this property |
There is a map available at the cemetery. It is also very well marked if you are looking for certain burial sites. I wouldn't use a tour guide. Take a stroll and absorb the great history. I would also try Amazon for... More
3 March 2017|
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Response from Sandy O | Reviewed this property |
As the others said, there is no charge to drive through. You can park outside and walk if you wish. We drove in, and where there were wider sections we got out and walked, came back, and moved the car to the next spot... More