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Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912.651.6843
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Ranked #5 of 110 attractions in Savannah
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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Miami, Florida, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A beautiful and peaceful location for those that like strolling in historical places. Spanish moss abounds and if you close your eyes, you can imagine what it was like a hundred years ago...

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Montpelier, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's a cemetery, but it is stunning in its vastness, its beauty and its lore. The views are endless down the oldest sections and towards the overlook of the Intercoastal Waterway. There is always a breeze off the river. The moss hangs everywhere, on the trees, on the headstones, on the gothic obelisks. We spent many happy and peaceful... More

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W-B, PA
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cemetery. Looks like it's something right out of a movie. Would love to take a guided tour the next time I visit.

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ny
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

true! im not sure that i can add to the other glowing reveiws of the cemetary, but i'd like to try i was there in the summer, when it was magnificent, and now , in the spring, with the azaleas in full bloom it was,, outstanding. there is an air of beauty, grace, and haunting genteelness. taking a tour might... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

In some aspects, this is just a cemetery. But it is a beautiful old one, with Spanish moss hanging in the trees and gothic gravestones (some spooky, some touching). There are historical graves and stories to go along with its inhabitants, and of course scenes of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" were shot here so there is... More

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Unlike any cemetery you have ever been in.. Graves go back to 1850 with family plots and lots of history on the tombstones. The atmosphere is relaxed with a breeze off the river and cool under the trees. Stop at the office first to get a free map and drive down Bonaventure Drive then park and walk.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went because of all the great reviews on trip advisor. This cemetery has a little history, interesting architecture and stories about the various grave stones and the landscape is nice. However, it is still a cemetery and unless you are into visiting cemeteries it is not a " must see".

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WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I have a weird obsession with cemetery architecture-and Bonaventure is great! Quite a few notables buried there - including Johnny Mercer and Conrad Aiken.

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Berkley, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Honest to God, there is nothing like this place both for size, beauty, and mystery. Don't miss it. As a photographer, it's pure heaven.

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Wallops Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The grounds were immaculate, and the stones were beautiful. Would have like to stay longer but the tour was up!

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