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Bonaventure Cemetery

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Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
Phone Number:
+1 912-651-6843
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant site of...

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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Very interesting place

It was just a quick ride thru but it was very interesting. I am planning on going back and spending some time looking around. Maybe a tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was just a quick ride thru but it was very interesting. I am planning on going back and spending some time looking around. Maybe a tour

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just another great historical spot in Savannah, old cemetery with lots of civil war stories. If you have a chance visit this spot

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place. So full of history and beauty. Towers trees covered with moss, azaleas and flowers abound! You can walk for hours and just drink it in. Take a guided tour or just stroll around yourself and soak up all the history. If you're a photographer it is a wonderful place to take photo after photo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to visit after watching "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". Went in the afternoon. Too spooky at night for me. Graveyards are not usually on my sightseeing list. But the grounds and stones in this cemetery are exceptional

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Nice little stroll through as walking the squares in The area. Trees in the cemetery are picturesque. Georgia signee of the Declaration of Independence lay there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was another lovely walk in Savannah. There is a big Jewish section of the cemetery s well, which was unexpected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a walk through this historic cemetery that is both beautiful and an amazing source of history and stories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bonaventure Cemetery is a must see stop in Savannah for historians, movue buffs and ghost hunters alike. Please stop into the visitor center and donate a few bucks in exchange for a guide. The money goes to upkeep. This place is a treasure please enjoy and chip in a few bucks so we can all visit again and again.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this cemetery! We spent the better half of the day walking around and exploring the cemetery. Should've packed a lunch! So interesting and beautiful you could spend hours here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So, visiting a cemetery is not really my favorite thing but it is my husband's favorite and so I booked it. Well, what a surprise to me. Turned out to be my favorite tour. We were led around this cemetery by Shannon Scott and he is a story teller like no other. He is like the professor of Savannah History... More 

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