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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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Get a Map Of the Grounds!

We enjoyed walking through the Bonaventure and seeing history set forth in front of this. I recommend you pick up a map at the entrance. I believe I read in advance of our trip... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking through the Bonaventure and seeing history set forth in front of this. I recommend you pick up a map at the entrance. I believe I read in advance of our trip this is available, but I did not do so upon entering. Instead, drove around for a bit, then stopped to get a closer look at something.... More 

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Ventura, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our Segway tour of the cemetery. There was a great deal to see I would not advise trying it without a tour guide who knows something about the cemetery as there are a lot of interesting facts that you might mess. Well worth the experience

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Inverness, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

All of the Cemetery experiences are great in this town, both the ones you can see and the ones you walk over never knowing..

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We were given a map of the cemetery and general directions of which sections were for tourists at the entrance. The numerous monuments, sculptures, and towering live oaks did not disappoint. If you appreciate art and history this was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. If you are after the famous bird girl statue it is not here... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is what you do when you have seen all the good stuff in Savannah. Might be better at night along with ghost stories.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The cemetery is interesting but would have been more so with more information or if I had taken the tour.

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Davison
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This cemetery reminded me of the Père Lachaise Cemetery. in France, where Jim Morrison (The Doors) is buried. A LOT of above ground monuments, graves, statues, etc. Some headstones are very old, though it is still an active cemetery. This is the first cemetery that I've visited that had a "railroaders" section! Several veteran sections too, from different wars. "Little... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Bonaventure Cemetery is absolutely worth the visit... If you like visiting cemeteries. The statues and sculptures are truly stunning. The great ancient oak trees with the moss draping just add to the beauty. There are 'famous' people buried there that you can get a brochure showing where they were laid to rest and telling a little bit about them. However,... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Plenty to see here. Very awe inspiring. Lots of history and legends.If you spent all day here you still wouldn't see everything

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Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very interesting and beautiful. Some famous graves to visit. Nice brochure to help you find what you are looking for.

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