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Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912.651.6843
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$29*
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Ranked #6 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Allow time to walk, and absorb the incredible history and atmosphere of this lovely place. Not to be missed.

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Hamiota, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Worth a trip to see this beautiful cemetery. The huge trees with Spanish moss are breathtaking. The sculptures are incredible. Take a Dash tour!

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Smithville, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We weren't particularly impressed…After being to Milan and seeing their cemetery this didn't do much for us.

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Seymour
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Somehow I accidentally hit "terrible" in a star review and don't know how to remove it! This is an amazingly gorgeous place, take the time to look through it. The statues, carvings and trees are beyond description.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Who would think that hanging out in a cemetery would be awesome. Well, it is. So much history. Beautiful sculptures snd headstones. Large trees with Spanish moss. Beautiful, tranquil, spiritual.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Different than the cemeteries of the northeast, Bonaventure Cemetery is a lovely, shady location to stroll and look at historic monuments and statues. We weren't the only ones doing that either!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Dash Bonaventure tours will be the tour company you will want to use. Our guide was fantastic! He was very knowledge about the cemetery and local history. We would have missed so much if we hadn't taken this tour. The Bonaventure is absolutely beautiful.

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Savannah, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous place, with the live oaks dripping their Spanish Moss over some elaborate statues and marble carvings. It can carry you back centuries just by walking around. It's also very peaceful, sitting on the banks of the Wilmington River. When you visit, make sure you find the Jewish area of the cemetery. Savannah has one of the... More 

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York pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of the Book and Movie entitled "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" you will want to visit the Bonaventure Cemetery. Many of the characters referenced in the book and movie are real are buried there. This place not only has history referencing the book. There are many historic graves as well as unique... More 

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Highland, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I Loved the cemetery, I am a cemetery nut I must admit. I learned from my Mother as a child, she would do rubbings to get the poems off the old stones and repair them in her spare time. This is the Ultimate creepy cemetery. I would love to see it at night. Legends of hell Hounds, Gracie's Statue at... More 

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