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Bonaventure Cemetery

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Address: 330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 912.651.6843
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant site of...
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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Nice walk, very peaceful.

The cemetery is maintained nicely, very peaceful and quiet. There is a great deal of southern foliage growing through out. It's worth a leisurely walk. It took us about an hour to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The cemetery is maintained nicely, very peaceful and quiet. There is a great deal of southern foliage growing through out. It's worth a leisurely walk. It took us about an hour to make our way through. We spent time reading the head stones in the Jewish section of cemetery. Young children may get board here.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It would be easy to spend all day here. Make sure to bring water. The monuments, statues and tombstones are breathtaking. Some of the best pictures I've taken are from here. Be warned though, if you're looking for the Bird Girl she had to be moved to a museum in downtown. People were trampling the surrounding graves to see her.

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Clay, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Most beautiful cemetery I've seen. If you visit Savannah, put going to this cemetery at the top of your priority list. Doesn't have a lot of nationally famous people there. Visually, the most serene, iconic and impressive cemetery I've ever seen.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place to walk around. Lots of history. You can take a tour and the guides are excellent.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed walking around this beautiful cemetery. However it is quite large and we went in August when it was unbearably hot. I would recommend bug spray as well. I wish I had done more research about the cemetery so I could have focused my time in the areas I was most interested in.

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Marcellus, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Once again the sight of many movies. It's a simply beautiful place. Many famous people buried here. Sculptures mausoleums are incredible

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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful monuments. It is recommended to not leave valuables in your car. However, you can tour the cemetery in your car and just hop out to take pictures. Found stones dating to 1775. Great for history buffs.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the Visitor Center on the way in and were met my a lovely woman who was eager to describe the cemetery, offer ideas on how best to explore it, and gave us a map with direction. The cemetery is overwhelmingly beautiful with enough history to weigh physically on your shoulders. Even though it was exceedingly hot that... More 

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Clontarf, Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's a fair walk from Downtown, though we did do it on foot. The cemetery is great but can be spoilt by guided tours that seem to takeover certain graves for the benefit of their clientele only. We waited a good fifteen minutes at the grave of Johnny Mercer to view it at closer quarters. That apart, an interesting morning... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed strolling through this vast cemetery! My only complaint is there is not enough clearly-marked places for visitors to park if you don't already know.

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