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Bonaventure Cemetery

Address: 330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 912.651.6843
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Ranked #6 of 107 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Acres and acres of headstones may not sound like something you want to see but there is no place like this one, Just think that there is evidence that people were so well off that they could make something bigger or more ornate than their neighbor. Fantastic! We walked it in the rain which makes it wonderful for pictures with... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It was pouring when we drove through the cemetery. Cannot wait for next trip so I can spend the whole day there walking through and taking in all the history there.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Can take guided tours to learn the history and stories of some famous and respected people buried there.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

160 beautiful acres on the Wilmington River. We stumbled upon a section for retired train porters and another section for Veterans from the Spanish American War. The spring must be fantastic with all the azaleas and magnolias. A very nice spot to drive or stroll through,

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I have never toured a cemetery before so I wasn't sure what to expect but was quiet surprised at how much I liked it. It is beautiful and so much history. I would highly recommend visiting.

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Cleveland, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was such a relaxing and beautiful cemetery with rich history. We did not do a tour but would recommend doing a tour as there is much to learn and find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

we did a quick drive through the cemetery. It was a great experience and glad we stopped by. Especially liked the veterans section.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Just a short drive from the historical district of Savannah is the Bonaventure Cemetary. No trip to Savannah is complete without a visit to this historical Cemetary. Beautiful and grand statuaries. Would love to return when the azaleas are in bloom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We loved it! We did not take a tour, but we drove and walked around. It's very beautiful and haunting.

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Plenty of good history and intersting grave sites. Do not need to spend overally long there but a good experience.

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