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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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My husband was skeptical of visiting a cemetery but he was really glad that we did. The stones and the history are well worth a trip! We decided not to take the tour but we were still able to find notable graves throughout the cemetery...More
The monuments and the beautiful setting make this well worth the drive out of the historic district. Tours are offered but we just chose to walk and drive through to visit the graves of some of Savannah’s most famous residents. It is a photographers paradise.
I was really excited to visit a couple of old cemeteries in Savannah, after a 4 hour drive from in Myrtle Beach (where we were vacationing) our first stop was Bonaventure Cemetary. We got out and started walking through, only to be attacked by swarms...More
Don was a great "tour guide" his knowledge and passion is evident in his tour. Definitely a must if you want to see the cemetery otherwise you don't realize what you are looking at. The cemetery is beautiful but the history is what makes it...More
We loved seeing the old headstones and beautiful oaks, but we were eaten up by mosquitoes. I don't normally get bothered by them too much and I have more than 50 bites. It is worth the visit just be prepared.
Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. It is well maintained, but fairly standard for the time period. If you visit historical cemeteries, especially overseas, this would be an easy pass. Be careful with tour companies, if actual history interests you. Just research before...More
Bonaventure Cemetery is an historical cemetery located in the beautiful City of Savannah. An Amazing cemetery located on a former plantation. Bonaventure is an outdoor museum combined with live oaks and hanging Spanish moss. A gem, a tour guide is a must to truly enjoy...More
Took a group of 35 on a walking tour of Bonaventure Cemetery. First of all the staff was wonderful. Our guide knew her stuff and everyone enjoyed the stories and history. Be warned a whole lot of walking. Some of my group was not really...More