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Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey provided by Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ 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.
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  • You'll start at
    330 Bonaventure Rd
    330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USA
    Tour meets just inside of Jewish entrance at round, stone picnic tables by bathroom building & drink machine. Look for caretaker house as your landmark.
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    Bonaventure Cemetery
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Host Shannon Scott or his highly-rated protégé stroll you through Bonaventure Cemetery's most coveted historic sections with detailed stops covering stories of the famed dead, statues, symbolism, burial rites, plant life and much more. Gravesites generally include Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken, Little Gracie, and locations particular to setting for Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil.
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  • You'll end at
    330 Bonaventure Rd
    330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USA
    Tour meets just inside of Jewish entrance at round, stone picnic tables by bathroom building & drink machine. Look for caretaker house as your landmark.
    See address & details
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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
  • Travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Eileen L wrote a review 19 Oct
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Jessica was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. She had a vast array of facts and could answer most questions- those she couldn’t, she was honest and said not sure... but I will find out. I believe she will! The cemetery is so large you can spend days there and not see
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Date of experience: October 2020
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suzanne g wrote a review 16 Oct
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Great Tour and an amazing place to see. While you could visit the cemetery on your own, I think you would miss a lot. Our tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable and provided lots of insight as to the people buried there. In terms of Covid, felt safe.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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LSHA wrote a review Sep 2020
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One of our favorite things to do in Savannah. So many interesting stories. We've had two different guides - both extremely passionate about the cemetery. Don't miss it. From experience, my suggestion - bring bug spray!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Stacy Perry wrote a review Sep 2020
Nashville, Tennessee3 contributions
This tour was beyond our expectations.. Shannon has an extensive knowledge of Savannah and gives you a wonderful look into the small details of Bonaventure Cemetery.. he explained the symbolism and details on the statues as they related to the different eras. We cannot wait to
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kathy v wrote a review Sep 2020
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Shannon is an outstanding guide. His love of history and art are reflected throughout his tour and his personal stories make the "cemetery residents" come alive. Shannon's knowledge and love of history is so contagious that I feel compelled to do more reading on several of
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Date of experience: September 2020
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By: Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott
CairnCarrier
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Our second journey with Shannon did not disappoint
My wife and I did the After Hours Bonaventure tour several years ago and enjoyed it so much we wanted to go again o
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boopiebrown
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Definitely worth going!!
Really enjoyed listening to Shannon tell stories of some of Savannah's infamous residents. He is a great story tel
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Afurby01
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EXCELLENT After Hours Tour!
Shannon was a phenomenal orator. His stories and personal anecdotes really make this a one of a kind tour. I will d
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KGHollis
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Shannon Scott is a walking history book!
Shannon made this adventure amazing. He has an amazing amount of knowledge and he is an amazing storyteller. I rec
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ValerieRF
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A Nice Tour
Susan was a great tour guide. This was a great tour to go on. I recommend it. Full of information about the histor
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Kevin P
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Awesome tour
We originally signed up for a 10a tour but due to a driving rainstorm our guide was super flexible and rescheduled
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VKA05
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Stories I have never heard!
I've visited Savannah over 8 times; but this was my first tour of Bonaventure Cemetery and it was the highlight of
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Annette H
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Best way to learn about Savannah
I didn't really want to see a cemetery. Then I read the reviews about how awesome this day tour way. This tour wa
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Brenda B
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Fabulous! Best Tour Ever! Highly Recommend
We were so impressed with Shannon's knowledge of all the history and he tells it with such enthusiasm, you know he
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147lataniaw
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An Adventure at Bonaventure with Shannon Scott
If ever in Savannah, GA, THIS IS A MUST DO!!! Shannon Scott is a walking, talking, Bonaventure Historian that takes
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gizmogirltx
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The best tour
With all the things to choose from we were fortunate to have an ex tour guid give us the lay of the land. Shannon
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Travel53700045242
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Fun History
Don't waste time on any other guide. Shannon is the best. He came highly recommended by our Airbnb host and her r
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Erik V
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Fantastic Tour!
First off, you can't beat being in Bonaventure for After Hours. Its a whole different place at dusk. Magical and ot
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caramarion
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Very informative!
Our guide, Jessica, was very knowledgeable and open to answer any questions we had. It was very educational for my
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jamesr19722020
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Great History Walk
The Bonaventure Cemetary is chalked full of famous and infamous history. This tour is a walking tour, so check the
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  • Duration: 2h
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