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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: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This cemetery is beautiful in itself, and is like stepping back in time. It’s rather expansive, and you can drive almost anywhere, but there are certain areas that you definitely should walk.

Thank dnh3155
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved how beautiful this cemetery was. Very old and had so much history. Very large could have spent the whole day there.

Thank Abigail C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were about the only people there when we went during the week. Only saw groundskeepers. It was so serene as you would expect. Graceful old trees and well kept grounds. Interesting headstones.

Thank paulat492
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide was chock full of information about the cemetery and the local area. One word of caution: cover up when you go. We were bitten alive by all the sandgnats!

Thank Rotini2
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked around the cemetery for about an hour with the map that we bought from the visitors center. We got to see Gracie, the most popular site, and a few others, and that was enough for us. It was a nice walk and a...More

Thank mcorrig67
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to learn something about the people that have lived and died in Savannah, this is the place to wonder through.

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time to make a trip here; the statuaries and the Spanish moss hanging from the trees create a surreal atmosphere. Plenty of history, scenic views and interesting sights.

Thank jerzeegolfer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so magical and full of rich, Southern history. Tours are free and it easy to navigate on your own. Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could spend hours upon hours here. There are so many old, historical grave markers to see and read. It’s very interesting, moving, and intriguing.

Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the cemetery for a couple of hours. Wonderful photo opportunities. Many interesting monuments.

Thank Carrie C
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24 October 2017|
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Response from Kenneth Z | Reviewed this property |
I think you can if you bring your own. I saw nobody to stop. If your taking a tour ask the tour guide, but then you might have to bring enough for all!
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
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