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Bonaventure Cemetery

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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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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
+1 912-651-6843
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Reviewed yesterday

The cemetery is quite beautiful. Lots of live oaks with hanging moss. It is also quite large. Best to pick which graves you want to see and make a plan rather than wander aimlessly. It is mentioned in "The Book" (Midnight in the Garden of...More

Thank Nelson T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cemetery is worth a visit while in Savannah. It is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen with the beautiful live oaks and Spanish moss. Very ornate tombstones and mausoleums.

Thank 499JulieS499
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Cemetery itself is very cool with lots of history. Our first guide was very informative and had lots of interesting details. About 15 minutes into the tour we got a different guide that was a little too wordy for my taste and tended to...More

Thank 619charlesg
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed the history, the walk. The grounds are very well taken care of. Parking available. Just needed more time to walk around more.

Thank michd61
Reviewed 2 days ago

Coolest cemetery I've ever seen! It's worth the drive or Uber to get there. I highly recommend Shannon Scott as your tour guide.

Thank Sunshine831181
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

...but be prepared to walk! The tour was supposed to be 2 hours, but our tour guide, Dawn, was so knowledgeable that she added another 20 minutes. The tour includes the funeral art and architecture, as well as histories and anticdotes I’d the family laid...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The ambiance of this place is so peaceful. It is filled with history and beauty; as well as Savannahs dead. Here you will be graced with gorgeous vistas of the salt marshes and river lulling one into tranquility. Beautiful memorials, vaults and statuary grace its...More

Thank Ghostwalkers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This cemetery has the most beautiful landscapes and statuary. It is 124 acre plot of land set along the Wilmington River. There are ancient live oak with Spanish moss adding to the beautiful setting.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

we spent a long time driving through and taking pics, it's way too large to walk through and we didn't want to miss any. it's so beautiful and peaceful

Thank darnie m
Reviewed 6 days ago

beautiful cementary with lots of history and it was a very enjoyable walk through it and read the old headstones. lovely old tress that seem to make it a little spooky..went on a ghost tour also thru it...

Thank debraye
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2 October 2018|
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Response from Margot F | Reviewed this property |
It’s a long way.. 15 mins by car.. but safe enough I think! and I doubt there are any gluten free options around bonaventure. It is suburban mainly! Good luck!
23 January 2018|
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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
24 October 2017|
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Response from Mjsnmjsn | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying