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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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The cemetery is quite beautiful. Lots of live oaks with hanging moss. It is also quite large. Best to pick which graves you want to see and make a plan rather than wander aimlessly. It is mentioned in "The Book" (Midnight in the Garden of...More
The Cemetery itself is very cool with lots of history. Our first guide was very informative and had lots of interesting details. About 15 minutes into the tour we got a different guide that was a little too wordy for my taste and tended to...More
...but be prepared to walk! The tour was supposed to be 2 hours, but our tour guide, Dawn, was so knowledgeable that she added another 20 minutes. The tour includes the funeral art and architecture, as well as histories and anticdotes I’d the family laid...More
The ambiance of this place is so peaceful. It is filled with history and beauty; as well as Savannahs dead. Here you will be graced with gorgeous vistas of the salt marshes and river lulling one into tranquility. Beautiful memorials, vaults and statuary grace its...More
beautiful cementary with lots of history and it was a very enjoyable walk through it and read the old headstones. lovely old tress that seem to make it a little spooky..went on a ghost tour also thru it...
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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.