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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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Very cool place. Lots of great sculpture gardens. The Spanish moss of course gives the best ambiance to your visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very cool place. Lots of great sculpture gardens. The Spanish moss of course gives the best ambiance to your visit.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

AMAZING! Mr. Scott is an amazing and creative story teller that knows Bonaventure like no one else. It is wonderfully peaceful there. Best tour of our stay! More standing than walking so be prepared with good shoes and bug repellent. Well worth every minute! Thank you, Mr. Scott!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This place was so charming. The tree-lined streets are amazing. I enjoyed going through the sections and reading the tombstones. It is such a beautiful resting place so peaceful and serene.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Don't make the same mistake we made! Go in to the visitor center first (we did it last). The charming, southern ladies inside will share a wealth of information and in our case (because we were from Tampa) shared additional info about graves we might enjoy seeing. The map they gave us was incredibly useful. We easily found Johnny Mercer's... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Who would have thought that visiting a cemetery could be so fascinating. You have got to take the guided tour through the cemetery or you will miss so much. It is a very historic cemetery that has the remains of generals and that of Johnnie Mercer and so many other interesting people. You get a sense of history here concerning... More 

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Mansfield,tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Oh so very interesting. Get out of the car and walk the grounds. In the evening would be the best . Check out the date's. let you mind wonder about the history the lineage of this people. Imagine were the character's from the garden of good and evil played out their roles. Each section will have it's on story to... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have visited, it is the final resting place for many of the notables of Savannah. 100 acres of Azaleas, Camellias, Boxwoods, Live Oaks with Spanish Moss, Magnolias and outstanding sculptures and stones to memorialize the departed. The Bird Girl, made famous by The Midnight Garden of Good and Evil , had... More 

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Laurel, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING. Bonaventure Cemetery houses over 50,000 graves. The live oaks and moss make this place the most beautiful cemetery I've ever visited.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

With the lovely old trees covered in spanish moss, this is a really pretty walk. Some very ornate headstones to look at.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

A trip to Savannah isn't complete without wandering about this historic cemetery. The graves of Little Gracie, Johnny Mercer, & poet Conrad Aiken are must sees! The place closes down at 5 pm so plan your day accordingly!

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Additional Information about Bonaventure Cemetery

Address: 330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 912.651.6843
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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