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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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Reviewed yesterday

When visiting an old city like Savannah a visit to the cemeteries is a great way to learn about the history. This particular cemetery has a very large section representing the large Jewish community that has a long history in Savannah. The first synagogue in...More

Thank NMM52
Reviewed yesterday

Very large, historic cemetery. Enjoyed going through looking at all the of unique statues, etc. Hours are 8 to 5. Most cemeteries are open from dawn to dusk so that was a little odd. They even had a restroom facility onsite which was nice. But,...More

Thank Monica T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Cemetery is in the middle of Old Savannah. It appears you are going wrong, but a residential area surrounds the Cemetery. Bring along lots of water as it can be hot and muggy in the Summer. Many famous families from Savannah history are buried...More

Thank charleslmims
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stop into the office at the main entrance to get a brochure with a map of the historic section. That makes it easier to find the sites you're looking for. Such a beautiful setting, we could have stayed for hours just wandering around. So many...More

Thank Amy V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been here several times over the years. The Victorian section is my favorite. Kids also interested when they visit. Its about 15 minutes from downtown. It's free.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I spend a good deal of time hanging out with dead people. There is just something about cemeteries that pulls my interest. I love the art and stories of the formerly living that we can find in the oldest of them. Of note, Bonaventure is...More

Thank SheSoJourner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not adding much here that hasn't already been said. Accessible by car and only a few minutes from downtown. Went during the day and not crowded. A good place to get a vibe on the city.

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shannon is so knowledgeable and gives a great tour. A cemetary tour by yourself would be lacking so much compared to what you will learn on the tour. It is well worth the money and was the highlight of our trip. The ticket booking process...More

Thank JennySup
Reviewed 5 days ago

Over the 4th of July, we toured Bonaventure and used the "Cruzer" 6 seater golf cart through Segway Cruzer Tour/Segway of Savannah. This was great and because we were on a tight time-line while in Savannah, the 1 to 1 1/2 hour tour was perfect....More

Thank Lynda P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove through on a Sunday morning and enjoyed the quiet beauty of this large cemetery. It was lovely to drive all the way back to the marsh. We did not take a tour, but it seems like it would be very interesting.

Thank GR8TravLs
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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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Haley S
4 March 2017|
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Response from Jeannine B | Reviewed this property |
There is a map available at the cemetery. It is also very well marked if you are looking for certain burial sites. I wouldn't use a tour guide. Take a stroll and absorb the great history. I would also try Amazon for... More
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LindaLosAngelesCA
3 March 2017|
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Response from Sandy O | Reviewed this property |
As the others said, there is no charge to drive through. You can park outside and walk if you wish. We drove in, and where there were wider sections we got out and walked, came back, and moved the car to the next spot... More
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