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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 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cemetery, a must see. Take bug spray while your there or you will spend the whole time swatting gnats.

Thank KSS31
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have found ourselves touring multiple cemeteries lately, most of them late Revolutionary period to early 19th Century. This is certainly the most beautiful we have been to. We were lucky enough to find ourselves there on the second Sunday of July 2017. By pure...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to chuckle at the folks who write that they don't understand why anyone would be fascinated by a cemetery. As a historian, cemeteries are an unchanging (READ: Never modernized) vision on the past. Bonaventure has some of the finest examples of stone carving...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the cemetery very much. It's July and HOT in Savannah so we toured by car. You can drive through and stop to read graves or photograph.

Thank baxterstravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super cool and creepy place. Loved our tour with Shannon. He was so knowledgeable and entertaining. Had a great time and would do again! Bring bug spray!!!

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love cemeteries. Bonaventure is an amazing place. My husband and I took two trips to Bonaventure while we were in Savannah, but I really could've spent another two days exploring. I loved the history, the headstones & statues, and the trees.

Thank SugarLandExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bonaventure Cemetery is a bit out of the main tourist drag, but it's worth it to take a drive out to see it. The cemetery became famous because of the Bird Girl, but even though she's gone there's still plenty to soak in. The...More

Thank Delphine384
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cemetery... kiosk tells you right where to look for your family, if they are there! Very well laid out, very easy to maneuver around, even drive through the cemetery.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best cemetery in Savannah. It's quite a sight to behold the size of the cemetery and all the beautiful monuments to the dead. No visit to Savannah is complete without a visit to this cemetery. My wife and I spent about an...More

Thank Alexander D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can put aside that there are dead people there its an amazing place to visit. Some fantastic gravestones and of course and wonderful history including a movie that was made here - The Garden of Good and Evil - great film. Don't miss...More

Thank margaretc118
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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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