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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Learn history about those individuals who had an influence on Savannah, and it's history. Beautiful and peaceful

Thank Connell W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for a quick walk around the cemetery, but jumped into our car because of the heat to continue our tour. Stunning location and the history surrounds you. Some of the tour operators were walking around and didn’t hesitate to answer some questions we had...More

Thank LBREF
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Why would you visit a cemetery that you have no connection with? Simple, when it is as moving, beautiful and interesting as Bonaventure. Never been to visit a cemetery before and it is a remarkable place. If you are near, visit it, enjoy it, and...More

Thank WarriorTor
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wasn't that keen on going to visit a cemetery, but boy, what an amazing place! Fantastic scenery and the spanish moss just adds to effect of an old cemetery. Little Gracies tomb in plot E99 is a must to visit. Great view over the...More

Thank Annette S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just stayed in our car and rode around, and looked at all the old old cemeteries plots this place is huge

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent our last morning in Savannah taking a driving / walking tour of the cemetery. It was fascinating to look at the newer headstones alongside the older headstones. You could trace several generations of families through the headstones. Even though we were there in...More

Thank PaGoose3050
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing destination. We did not take a tour. You can pick up a. App and a guide in the red brick building at the entrance. Not a busy day as the temps were in the 90s. We would have stayed longer if it had been...More

Thank Happytrailstraveller
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an amazingly entertaining 90 minute walking tour in the blazing Savannah sun around this famous cemetery for the movers and shakers of historic Savannah. Our guide shared a wealth of information about the lives of the people who are interred at this memorial...More

Thank Resorteye
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful old cemetery! We had a sleeping baby in the car, so we just drove around, but it was still a great experience. Seeing the old head stones and monuments was really neat. Plus, the trees lining the drive we’re beautiful and part...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether you drive or walk through the cemetery, I think it impossible to cover the whole thing. It is very interesting with fascinating memorials to the past. I definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Phil D
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Stacy_michelle
23 January 2018|
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Response from Blake E | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but you can tour it without the guide... it pretty awasome
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MaggiePerez67
24 October 2017|
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Response from karen b | Reviewed this property |
One of the midnight tours has champagne at the end of the tour so yes, you're allowed to drink champagne. I think if you were on your own tour and making a spectacle of yourself then you might be asked to stop drinking and... More
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lworthy1950
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
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