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Address: 330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 912.651.6843
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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I was especially moved by the Bonaventure Cemetery's Holocaust memorial and it's rather large Jewish section. You can spend hours here strolling and reading the markers of... read more

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was especially moved by the Bonaventure Cemetery's Holocaust memorial and it's rather large Jewish section. You can spend hours here strolling and reading the markers of Savannah citizen who have lived and died here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bonaventure Cemetery is a must when you go to Savannah. So much history here, and it is quite an awesome sight to see all the older gravesites. Take some time and wander around the place and read the tombstones. It is a haunting experience. Enjoy.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the most amazing history can be seen on historic cemeteries. It's always a peaceful calm awww inspiring walk. Especially if you enjoy taking pictures

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Ile de la Grande Entree, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes we visited all the Savannah sites from Berendt's great book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil so of course we went to Bonaventure Cemetary. Such a lovely Cemetary. Lots of visitors but it's such a big place you can easily avoid the tours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a "do not miss" attraction in the Spring when the plants are in bloom. Very interesting year-round, especially if you have done a bit of research on some of the "famous" names you will find there. Hard to find, but well worth the effort.

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Indianapolis, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I believe you can either drive or walk through but we chose to walk. I wish you could see the river a little better but having said that, I wouldn't want them to cut or trim the vegetation.

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Thank CAnn9
Greenwood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of my most favorite places to visit in Savannah. The location is so lovely and peaceful. The staff are very helpful and the grave locator is a big plus!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful and peaceful resting place, Amazing scenery , and only a 10 minute ride from the Historic District.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife spent two hours driving around the cemetery. It was very enjoyable. Although the one reason we went, is because of the statue in all of the Photos, which is no longer there, and hasn't since the movie(midnight in the garden of good and evil). Which would've been nice to know before going. But the cemetery was... More 

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LaGrange, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just passed through on our last day in the city, however, I would love to come again when I can spend more time strolling on foot.

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