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Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912.651.6843
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Ranked #7 of 121 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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Winter Haven, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Wow, interesting place,spooky at night ! But the tour is so neat and lots of fun. Kids will love this too.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A relaxing place to wander and observe the history on headstones. A beautiful natural location. Very old and very large property. You can walk or drive. Interesting Jewish section.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Huge !. It was interesting to read all the old tombstones. to look at the architecture. If it was not for the pouring down rain we would have stayed for a while

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Howell, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My fiance and I went on the Saturday tour (they only offer one a month on the second Saturday at 2PM). It is free, but they do accept donations. All the tours and the work done by the Historical Society is completed by volunteers. The tour lasted about an hour with Wilma as our tour guide. It was nice to... More

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Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Give yourself plenty of time to explore. This is one of the most incredible cemeteries I've ever seen. Highly recommend you visit when in Savannah. Very much off the beaten path, but so worth the trip.

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's a very pretty cemetery. It's very historic and very peaceful to walk around. I just took a stroll by myself and just took it all in... It's worth the time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stunning setting, be careful to check opening/closing hours before making the drive out from Savannah (15 minute drive).

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Danville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took a separate 2 hour tour for the Bonadventure cemetery and it was a great choice. We had an excellent tour guide who knew all the history of the cemetery and gave us the correct facts. Some of the tombstones are just incredible and works of art.

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This cemetery is very peaceful. I felt bad riding around the resting place of people and was saddened to see the little girl who died in the earlier years. She was given a headstone to fit her likeness.

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

GREAT tour. I'm so glad we did this tour. It was the best part of our time in Savannah. We used DASH tour with Don, the tour guide. He will pick you at your hotel/ TAKE BUG SPRAY!!!!!!

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