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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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Historic, educational, and beautiful.

When planning our trip to Savannah the only thing we determined to visit before leaving Colorado was the Bonaventure Cemetery. In fact on the way to our hotel we ran across it and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Canon City, CO.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When planning our trip to Savannah the only thing we determined to visit before leaving Colorado was the Bonaventure Cemetery. In fact on the way to our hotel we ran across it and made it our first thing to see when we arrived. We stopped at the visitor center. The volunteers were extremely informative and helpful about what to see.... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Got a chance to visit the graves and the land that my family owned. Hired a historian, Steve Ellis, who did a walking tour with us. He is ranked #1 i Savannah and for good reason. He is knowledgeable, spins a good story and is enjoyable to be around. We hired him for a second day at the Cemetery after... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very old and large cemetery outside of Savannah. Some very old stones here. It is not well marked in many areas. If you visit, be sure to look for the sculpture/stone of little Gracie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went looking for the famous statue in the movie filmed here...The Garden of Good & Evil. A man at the office failed to tell us that the statue was no longer there, however this cemetery still was a sight. It was huge, kinda got lost lol thank God I had my car. As I was driving out I was thankful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Don't visit this cemetery after dark it definitely is haunted. Some of the older graves have been here before Savannah was a big city. There is a lot of history here among moss draped trees. Be careful where you step. You might end up on the other side of the grass!!!!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recently visited Bonaventure Cemetery while spending time in Savannah. It is located some distance from downtown, but is worth the drive. The moss-draped trees and unusual stones and monuments give Bonaventure an other-worldly feel. If you love a good cemetery then don't miss this one.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We did a quick drive thru, as we had very little time, but wanted to see this. Glad we did. I suggest stopping by the office first thing for info. Lots there to see. Would have loved to have had the time to walk around, just didn't have time, but will on the next trip out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

To get a real appreciation of history and feel how old Savannah really is you need to stop at the Bonaventure Cemetery. As you walk through the lanes you feel as if you are part of the old city. The statues are amazing and the moss covered trees swaying in the wind is a sight to see. We only had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

So much of Savannah tourism revolves around partying, food and River Street, it's good to visit Bonaventure Cemetery for some quiet! It is especially beautiful in the Spring with the azaleas and dogwoods in bloom, but no matter when you visit you'll have a peaceful waterside stroll. There are some famous people buried here, and many interesting bits of history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was a rambling very old cemetery as witnessed by not only the ancient headstones, but by the amazing moss covered trees. We saw tours in the distance that I believe you book elsewhere. I had never seen the layouts where an entire family has their own mini cemetery within the cemetery where the plots are divided off by ornate... More 

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