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“Beautiful Cemetary” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery
330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912.651.6843
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$29*
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Ranked #7 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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 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.
Tampa, Florida
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“Beautiful Cemetary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Well cared for with directional signs to help you find Gracie & Mercer graves. Beautiful statuary and unique grave sites. Highly recommend you include this in your Savannah itinerary.

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“Eerily Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Beautiful grounds with very old head stones, live oaks and Spanish Moss. Well worth seeing for a taste of the Old South.

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“Beautiful Bonaventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This place is beautiful & is a must to do in Savannah. You can spend a good amount of time roaming the grounds. A photographers paradise. At first after reading the reviews regarding safety I was hesitant to go but we went in the early afternoon. We parked in the front where the employees park & we were fine. Early afternoon there were also more tourists walking around as well. Just be smart & don't go at the end of the day or leave valuables in sight in your car.

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“Do miss Bonaventure while in Savannah!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

As most others have said, the Bonaventure Cemetery is a MUST SEE! The place is filled with history, magnificent statues, live oaks and Spanish moss. Give yourself a couple hours to tour the grounds and be sure to bring a camera.

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“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Well worth the time to drive to Thunderbolt and walk in this historic place. Early morning sun shinning through the live oaks is a photographer's dream. History is abundant.

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