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Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912.651.6843
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Ranked #4 of 110 attractions in Savannah
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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Wallops Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The grounds were immaculate, and the stones were beautiful. Would have like to stay longer but the tour was up!

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VERONA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is the second time we have visited Savannah and visited the Bonaventure Cemetery. The 1st time we went there on our own and just strolled and took in its beauty. This time we took a tour with Six Sense Savannah tours and had a wonderful and most knowledgeable guide in Susan Davis. We have been on great tours before... More

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Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful cemetery we have ever seen. We took a tour with Bonaventure and our guide Timmy has loved the cemetery since he was a child and his family is buried there. He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. The carved monuments are spectacular and you learn much about the people they represent. The tour... More

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We drove out to Wormsloe Plantation in hopes of touring the house but we were not allowed to so we left and went to the Bonaventure Cemetary to see the statue of the little girl. It had been moved due to vandalism so a little disappointed, but drove through and saw many very old tombstones with some recognizable names such... More

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Farnham UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

So many people recommended a visit but not sure why. The best thing was the trees and the amazing Spanish moss- every cemetery should have this.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is romantic if I can say that about a cemetery. Beautiful statues, lovely trees, on the edge of a river. Nice walk . I loved the visitors center. It has a computer to check names and their burial sites.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Located along the river the beauty of the live oaks, azaleas, dogwoods are spectacular in April. This old cemetery is a throw back in time when huge and beautifully sculptured monuments were in vogue. Photo ops are outstanding. For the best time spent take the guided tour so you learn the history of the place and who some of the... More

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went too many times to count. This is one of the most amazing cemeteries I have ever visited. During the summer months and during the day it feels more like a park.I also highly recommend the nightly guided tours. Every time I go I find new things, it is a great discovery place.

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St Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very old, historic cemetery. The Bonaventure Cemetery gives you a feel for the history that is Savannah. Complete your Savannah experience here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Our trip in February 2013 was so enjoyable. Even tho I know of no one in this cemetery , I find old cemeteries interesting . I only put May 2013 because form doesn't go back that far .

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