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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

We bought a map of the cemetery from a ghost tour company located outside of the entrance and I am glad we did. The cemetery is quite large and there are certain gravesites that are worth seeing so the map came in handy. We luckily...More

Thank Raye54
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour guide was very knowledgeable but as she told the stoies she keep referring to "the servants". The people who worked on the plantations and buried the dead were slaves. The relationship between a servant working for a plantation owner or cemetery overseer vs...More

Thank henderfam
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stop by here every time we come to Savannah to take pics and to stroll through. It is peaceful and so unusual with the flora and fauna marking each unique plot and grave markers - can't recommend enough!

Thank mountaingoat77
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Made more famous by the book/movie Midnight in the garden of good and evil....but mostly known for the antebellum family plots, ornate iron works and beautiful statues....a must see...take a tour with a guide....it is well worth it! I plan to go again because there...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were able to find my wife’s grandparents graves. Made her day, and made the trip worth it. Cemetery is easy to locate and easy to navigate

Thank pminor52
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of my favorite places in Savannah! If it is your first time visiting make sure you take one of the many tours available for this location. Since I have visited many many times, I just love strolling up and down the lanes. I never...More

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This cemetery is definitely one you have seen before and just looks like what you picture for Savannah. Free tours available periodically with the historic society, but otherwise just a cool spot to walk around for a bit if it's not too hot.

Thank Breezy-N-Wheezy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome tour with knowledgeable guide lisa Marie. She gave us wonderful information and loved visiting and learning about the history of Savannah. I definitely recommend this tour.

1  Thank robinhiker
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after reading about the place in a book. The walk was very fun and reading about the different monuments in the brochure was fun. We do suggest sun screen and bug spray and going into the house and getting the map/brochure. You...More

Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a rainy day so we drove through a good bit of the cemetery. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this, but it worked for us. Glad they we had the chance to see it.

Thank kendrash
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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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