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Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912.651.6843
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Ranked #6 of 119 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Orlando, Fl
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must see! An unbelievable cemetery....history is everywhere in this huge cemetery. We did a self guided tour but there are guided tours available. There are very old graves, old iron fences, statues, sculptures, big monuments and an American Legion site! It is a lot to take in, in one visit!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

loved looking at the old stones and the historical figures in the cemetery. Beware of homeless folks coming up to you trying to sell you something.

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Dayton, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A peaceful setting among live oaks and beautiful monuments. The area is well marked, great for a complete walking tour or accessible for cars throughout. Photographer's paradise! and a beautiful place to relax..

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Cape Coral, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We walked there during the day and read the tombstones, I would have liked to take the evening ghost tour but ran out of time.

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Indiana, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great to walk around and reflect on the history. Right on the Savannah River. We were there without a walking tour which we would like to do the next time we go.

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Pfafftown, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Bonaventure. So much to explore. Fun & creepy even during the day. I confess, my husband has family residents in Bonaventure but we would visit even if he didn't.

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Alexandria, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very cool place to walk around for a couple of hours. Great for taking photos but be respectful of graves.

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Springville, Alabama
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We got out to walk around and was covered in mosquito's. If you plan on getting out of your car take some repellant. Some really old graves with some unique monuments. We drove around for about 45 minutes and was well worth the visit.

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Bradenton, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

So large, it is worth either booking a tour with a guide, or doing your research first so you know which locations you don't want to miss. Absolutely beautiful.

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Danielsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is the most wonderful cemetery that I have been in. I love to walk old cemeteries, this one is like a park its self. It is very well maintained. I know that the people that are buried there have to be so at peace.

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