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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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Even with the groups touring on foot and on segway, it didn't feel crowded. People were respectful and calm and the atmosphere was just right.
This cemetery is beautiful and serene, even on a weekend day. I wish I had been able to spend more...More
This was our first stop in Savannah. We arrived early and decided to check out the cemetery first thing. It is an old cemetery with graves dating back to the 1800's. There are no longer allowing burials here. There are many sections that we didn't...More
After only a short visit to the Bonaventure Cemetery one could be forgiven for thinking they have found themselves within a stunningly picturesque and well-preserved park instead of the hollowed grounds of one of the most beautiful and spiritual cemeteris in all of historic Savannah....More
I have always wanted to visit this cemetery. The cemetery is lovely and beautiful. I recommend driving your car around to look at things on a too cold or too warm day. There was some lovely sculpture but not as much as I had thought....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.