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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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unable to visit due to Hurricane Matthew

I was in Savannah recently for a conference and one afternoon I tried to make reservations to do the cemetery tour-I had work related functions in the morning so I thought we... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in Savannah recently for a conference and one afternoon I tried to make reservations to do the cemetery tour-I had work related functions in the morning so I thought we would be able to visit in the afternoon-tours are at 10A and 2P. When I called to make a reservation, I was told there was only a tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a leisurely stroll through this historical cemetery. The trees and grave stones are worth the walk. It is only a short drive out of the city main.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great history tour with Bonaventure Dash Tours. Tim is a 5th generation Savannahian who explained the region's history through it's tombstones. The cemetery itself is a work of art with its carved statues, live oak and Spanish moss. You could go by yourself, but it would be much less of a history lesson and experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bonaventure is a great place to wander and explore. It's easy to spend hours enjoying the flora or examining the actual headstones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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

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