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Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey provided by Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott

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Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey

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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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330 Bonaventure Rd
330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USATour 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, USATour 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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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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Mary Cathryn A wrote a review May 2020
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While we had originally planned to do an after hours tour with Shannon at Bonaventure, - it was a Mother's Day gift for my mom who was visiting from out of town - the coronavirus had other plans! Thankfully, Shannon was more than happy to work with us and we ended up doing a
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Laura Jackson wrote a review May 2020
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Shannon Scott is definitely Savannah’s best storyteller. He knows so much history about Savannah and the way he tells his stories is fascinating. He is a great narrator, his voice reels you in like how Morgan Freeman narrates a story! I have been watching his mini video tours
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Nicki G wrote a review Mar 2020
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The Bonaventure cemetery is a must see when you're in Savannah. Very beautiful and tranquil. We had walked through a few times during our stays in Savannah but this tour really showed us things that we had never noticed. Our guide Jessica was awesome!! She was very informative
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Badgerfans2019 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Loved this tour. Our guide, Susanna, was great. Bonaventure is beautiful. So much history and we learned so much. Highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Lisa P wrote a review Jan 2020
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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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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott
Tameka M
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Very Informative
All the times I visit Savannah,this is my first cemetary tour. My twelve year old enjoyed it and my two year old ke
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jacquelinemR2475DW
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Informative and Entertaining
This tour was certainly the highlight of our trip and Shannon was a fantastic tour guide- funny, outgoing, knowledg
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RileyKremlacek
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Great Tour!
This cemetery tour was one of the top things I was looking forward to during my trip to Savannah. The cemetery and
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jiminysgirl
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Excellent tour of a beautiful place
This would be a great place to visit even without taking a tour, but Jessica made the visit so much more interestin
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squidnik13
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Entertaining Visit to Bonaventure
We had thought about touring the cemetery on our own but in the end decided do a tour with Shannon Scott's company:
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sma16944
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Great tour!
We had a wonderful tour with Jessica. She had a ton of interesting facts and information along the way. Highly reco
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pittpanther727
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Amazing!!
This tour far exceeded my expectations! Shannon is a fantastic story teller! I highly recommend this!
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Alissa Lee N
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Savannah's Greatest Storyteller
Nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah, this cemetery offers a peek into the lives of Savannah’s earlie
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teachann2020
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Excellent!
Lisa Marie was interesting and knowledgeable. Told lots of stories filled with history and intrigue about Savannah!
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glovebox48067
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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, bo
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Connector514736
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Educational
Jesse our guide was not only very pleasant, but one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever taken a tour with.
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Quest787358
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A must do
Jessica told of the cemetery history with such knowledge and excitement, clearly it is her passion! A wealth of ve
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Go325579
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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
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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 t
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RockinRobin256
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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 ext
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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