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Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour

From USD 55.00
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  • Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour
  • Perfect for history lovers
  • Enjoy personalized attention from an expert local guide
Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour
From USD 55.00
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Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour
From USD 55.00
Overview
This unique after-hours tour highlights the best of Savannah's spooky history with a memorable trip to the iconic Bonaventure Cemetery. Follow your expert guide on a haunting trip through the tombstones and graves of some of the this southern city's most well-known residents. No trip to Savannah is complete without a stop at Bonaventure and this post-sunset tour is one of the best ways to see it.
What to Expect
During this 2.5 hour tour, you will be joining a very exclusive club of people who have seen the cemetery after it closes to the public. Not since it opened in 1846 has this been an opportunity, but thanks to your very special local host, now it is. You are literally locked in the cemetery the entire time; for the right taker, there's no price you can put on the joy of that. Imagine having the serenity, stillness, and quiet of the cemetery, uninterrupted by the living world.

Stories stretch from the present day all the way back to Bonaventure's plantation beginnings in 1754. Our topics range from the funny and uplifting to the macabre at its most morbid. Some of the stories that will be covered include those of:
  • A "hooch runner" for Al Capone
  • A bizarre love story that ended in one murder and one visit to the electric chair
  • Savannah's role in The DaVinci Code
  • Lady Minerva & Jim Williams in Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil
Reviews (60)
1 - 5 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2018
Truly unique experience

Shannon clearly is passionate about the history of Savannah and is extremely knowledgeable about the trials and tribulations of it's notorious families. We did the after hours tour from 5-8 pm, which was a unique experience to get access to the cemetery after it had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kmccolli
Reviewed 15 October 2018
The Best!

We arrived at 4:30, our tour left promptly at 5, with Shannon himself. He led us on a fantastic journey through Savannah’s history. Shannon is a master storyteller, and very passionate about the history he is revealing to you as he winds his way through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joanneq950
Reviewed 12 June 2018
Amazing

Shannon was amazing! He filled his tales with History and painted a picture easy to follow. 3 hours of listening to Shannon felt like 10 minutes. We walked away with a great deal of knowledge. If you visit Savannah and you don't take this trip,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 7 June 2018
A long long walk

Be aware that this walking tour goes on rain or shine. We were in the midst of a torrential rain storm with thunder and lightning when we were to leave for this tour. I texted Shannon, the guide, and got a text they were evaluating....More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank joannelF5747TB
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Experience the secrets of Bonadventure with the place all to yourself!

Definitely worth taking! I would image this tour would be awesome during the fall-winter months as it would be dark during the tour! May time it was still light but that did not diminish the experience. Shannon Scott has quite the personality and had some...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Pauwel S
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