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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott

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Overview
Learn about Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided tour with historian, author, and artist Shannon Scott or one of his assistants. The cemetery, which dates back to the mid-18th century, is the final resting place for many famous Savannah residents, and a tour provides a look at the southern city's history. Plus, find out about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age and beyond.
Highlights
  • Explore Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery with a trained historian
  • Spot references from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Hear stories about the famous people buried in the cemetery
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there's a moderate amount of walking
What to Expect
Meet your guide Shannon Scott (or one of his trained guides) at Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery for a walking tour of this historic property, which was established in 1846.

As you wander, learn about the Bonaventure Plantation and the famous residents of Savannah who are buried in the cemetery, including songwriter Johnny Mercer, poet Conrad Aiken, maritime hero Josiah Tattnall, and more. In addition, hear about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age. Plus, fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will recognize elements of the cemetery that are prominently featured in the book and movie.

The tour ends at Bonaventure Cemetery where it began.
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Important Information
Departure Point
330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bonaventure Cemetery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Signed Poster Art (Available For Purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Park wherever you see cars less The City of Savannah lot next to the caretaker house.
  • Wheelchair accessible, but there are uneven surfaces that may require a helper
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I want to share a little about my experiences touring the Beautiful Victorian cemetery Bonaventure. I have had the pleasure of touring with every guide that works for Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys. Each guide has something unique and special to offer. If you have taken the tour
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Susannah was a wonderful guide, full of knowledge, not only of the historical aspect of the tour but also of the symbolism. She’s also a colorful storyteller of the macabre. This was definitely worthwhile!
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A friend and I went on this tour together, and paid for the private tour which was AWESOME! The Bard of Bonaventure was truly captivating with his knowledge of Savannah, Bonaventure and the stories of the past. If you only take one tour while in Savannah, take one with Shannon
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This was our first trip to Savannah, and as such we booked multiple types of tours to explore all parts of the city. Lisa Marie was by far the best tour guide we experienced in 4 days. She was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, and passionate about Savannah history. More
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We took the 2 pm tour on Dec 29th and unfortunately it rained straight-through the 2-hour tour. At the first stop our tour guide offered to allow people to come back for a different tour time. This was a nice touch, but since we took an Uber to the cemetery and had limited time
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By: Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott
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glovebox48067
royal oak
105
Beautiful walk through a beautiful cemetary
I have done two of these tours with Shannon Scott group, both day and night. I find them fascinating for mind,
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Connector514736
10
Educational
Jesse our guide was not only very pleasant, but one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever taken a tour
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L6056ZUlisap
10
History at its finest
I want to share a little about my experiences touring the Beautiful Victorian cemetery Bonaventure. I have had the
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SuzanneLee04
10
Excellent Tour
Susannah was a wonderful guide, full of knowledge, not only of the historical aspect of the tour but also of the
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Quest787358
10
A must do
Jessica told of the cemetery history with such knowledge and excitement, clearly it is her passion! A wealth of
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shannonmE8743UH
Savannah, Georgia
53
Best Tour Yet!
A friend and I went on this tour together, and paid for the private tour which was AWESOME! The Bard of
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Go325579
10
Awesome and informative
Shannon was great. The tour was so interesting and the cemetery was beautiful. Will do it again. The history and
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willothewisps
40
Fascinating and Informative
This tour is a great tour for people who are wanting to know a little more of the "off the beaten path" knowledge
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bthibo615
Richmond, Virginia
11
Great Experience! Excellent Tour!
This was our first trip to Savannah, and as such we booked multiple types of tours to explore all parts of the
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RockinRobin256
Gadsden, Alabama
21
Amazing Tour!!
My husband and I did this tour on Dec 30, 2019. It was the 1st day back for our tour guide Lisa Marie after an
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Jayrstillwell
Oviedo, Florida
30
Rain soaked but enjoyable
We took the 2 pm tour on Dec 29th and unfortunately it rained straight-through the 2-hour tour. At the first stop
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Megan M
Miami, Florida
252
Amazing!
We had tour guide Jessica. She was super knowledgeable and took her time with the whole tour. We are in love with
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jlrubow
West Palm Beach, Florida
30
Bonaventure adventure!
Shannon Scott did a great job. He told interesting stories that brought the cemetery to "life". He pointed out
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978coltonm
Houston, Texas
6520
Jessica was great!!!
We listened to tales of the cemetery for 2 1/2 hours and were never bored. Jessica is very knowledgeable and
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williameickhoff
Jupiter, Florida
2810
A deeper walk thru Bonaventure cemetery
Shannon Scott not only does he know Savannah history, he’s an orator and entertainer as well. You can’t go wrong
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