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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...more
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Easy to find, easy to navigate. There are some beautiful monuments here with the trees covered in Spanish moss. We did not take a tour group here we just went ourselves, it would be more interesting with a tour group so you can hear stories...More
A weird place to visit, but the natural beauty makes it worthwhile. You get so accustomed to the beautiful scenery, that you can take it for granted as step after step, corner after corner, it’s all breathtaking.... my teenagers weren’t thrilled with this part of...More
This is the place for you. We wandered the cemetary for hours and still didn't see everything. Each section has something of interest from the Spanish American War veterans section tot he founding members of Savannah to the famous Gracie.
Lovely, serene, spooky, relaxing...so many ways to experience this cemetery. Take a photo anywhere, every place, every angle is picture ready. They ask for donations but roaming the grounds is free and they will supply you with a good map. There are guided tours but...More
Response from tribemembers | Reviewed this property |
I took an Uber from the historic district and we traveled by highway part of the way, so it’s hard to know if there would be a safe bike route that did not include the highway. The neighborhood surrounding the cemetery... More
I took an Uber from the historic district and we traveled by highway part of the way, so it’s hard to know if there would be a safe bike route that did not include the highway. The neighborhood surrounding the cemetery seemed mostly residential, so probably okay to bike but I did not see many restaurants in the immediate area. Especially with specific dietary concerns, you might want to consider eating in the historic area and then heading to the cemetery with water/snacks. It’s definitey worth the trip! (And bring bug spray!)
Response from D9447PXjohns | Reviewed this property |
We bought a map and did a self-guided tour. They have graphics of the well-known and big statues obviously shown on the map, as well as graves of historical interest. However, there's probably some insight in a guided tour... More
We bought a map and did a self-guided tour. They have graphics of the well-known and big statues obviously shown on the map, as well as graves of historical interest. However, there's probably some insight in a guided tour that might be interesting.
To answer your question, they only cancel the tours if it's a heavy downpour.