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Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912.651.6843
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Ranked #7 of 121 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant site of Bonaventure Plantation. The peaceful setting rests on a scenic bluff of the... more » 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. « less
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

You have to experience this site to truly appreciate the depth of its history. Every thing from colonial to civil war to current times.

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stoughton, ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

They say it is haunted, but I did not se or fee ay hosts but it was late morning so they may have gone back into their graves. I definitely would not venture during the night. Intersting venue. Do not touch the Spanish Moss as it contains chiggers and they bite and crawl under your skin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country. And to call it a cemetery doesn't do it justice. Not only are the head stones immaculate, but the spanish moss draping from the live oaks along the river is enchanting. It's as if you step into a different era when you walk into Bonaventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I love cemeteries. This one is no exception! Great history! Beautiful view. Could have spent the entire day here. Bring a bug spray! (Natural one work best)

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A must See. Also featured in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Many live oak trees with moss hanging. On the hottest day you can walk through this serene cemetery and remain cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

You could easily spend a whole day here and still not see everything! The Spanish moss hanging from he trees gives the added spooky factor! Beautifully maintained and easy to get around. Some very elaborate dedications to loved ones.

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

So I read the book "Midnight in the garden of good and evil" and planned a trip to Savannah. This city will draw you in with it's hospitality and beauty. The cemetery was no exception. We went on our own and did not miss a thing, it is better to walk around than be on a tour bus. Get a... More

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Blairsville, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I like to look at old cemeteries for the history and art. Normally, we go alone, but seeing this tour, we decided to try a guided and narrated tour. Shannon, the tour guide, has extensively researched the better known people buried and/or memorialized in the Bonaventure Cemetery. He is a good story teller and was interesting and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I think we could visit cemeteries everyday! This one is great-however not my favorite. The Spanish moss adds beauty for sure. I am a sucker for a good story and this one has several. Take bug spray! Lots of biting bugs. LOTS LOTS.

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Just like something out of a gothic novel. Very well maintained and easy to get to and get around in. So much to see. Bring some bug spray, your camera and some water and plan to do some walking. Met some folks who visit regularly with plenty of great stories to tell. A must for your visit to Savannah!

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