Tours and Tickets

Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey provided by Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey

Save
Share
Support this operator:Times are tough for the travel community right now. To show your support, consider leaving a review or posting photos of tours and experiences you have taken. Your support will go a long way in helping tour operators worldwide get back on their feet down the road
View all photos (146)
Select Date and Travelers
From
$25.65
Date
2 adults
Options
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Overview
Learn about Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided tour with historian, author, and artist Shannon Scott or one of his assistants. The cemetery, which dates back to the mid-18th century, is the final resting place for many famous Savannah residents, and a tour provides a look at the southern city's history. Plus, find out about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age and beyond.
Itinerary
+
You'll start at
330 Bonaventure Rd
330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USATour meets just inside of Jewish entrance at round, stone picnic tables by bathroom building & drink machine. Look for caretaker house as your landmark.
See address & details
  • 1
    Bonaventure Cemetery
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Host Shannon Scott or his highly-rated protégé stroll you through Bonaventure Cemetery's most coveted historic sections with detailed stops covering stories of the famed dead, statues, symbolism, burial rites, plant life and much more. Gravesites generally include Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken, Little Gracie, and locations particular to setting for Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil.
    Read more
You'll end at
330 Bonaventure Rd
330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USATour meets just inside of Jewish entrance at round, stone picnic tables by bathroom building & drink machine. Look for caretaker house as your landmark.
See address & details
Highlights
  • Explore Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery with a trained historian
  • Spot references from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Hear stories about the famous people buried in the cemetery
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there's a moderate amount of walking
What to Expect
Meet your guide Shannon Scott (or one of his trained guides) at Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery for a walking tour of this historic property, which was established in 1846. As you wander, learn about the Bonaventure Plantation and the famous residents of Savannah who are buried in the cemetery, including songwriter Johnny Mercer, poet Conrad Aiken, maritime hero Josiah Tattnall, and more. In addition, hear about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age. Plus, fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will recognize elements of the cemetery that are prominently featured in the book and movie. The tour ends at Bonaventure Cemetery where it began.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bonaventure Cemetery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Signed Poster Art (Available For Purchase)
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Park wherever you see cars less The City of Savannah lot next to the caretaker house.
  • Wheelchair accessible, but there are uneven surfaces that may require a helper
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
410Reviews
7Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 291
  • 16
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
Rbard48 wrote a review Jul 10
Sarasota, Florida24 contributions6 helpful votes
What a great tour. We decided to try this at the last minute and so glad we did. Not your “normal” cemetery by any means. Our guide, Shannon, was wonderful. So full of information about the cemetery and some of the famous people buried there. He made it so enjoyable and
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
Helpful
Share
Arden C wrote a review Jun 2020
Peachtree Corners, Georgia14 contributions3 helpful votes
Absolutely a highlight of our trip to Savannah! The whole group enjoyed Shannon's tour. Shannon is a gifted storyteller and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour! He went above and beyond to accommodate us and I highly recommend this experience to anyone traveling to Savannah. We'll do
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
Helpful
Share
David K wrote a review Jun 2020
Hinesville, Georgia83 contributions11 helpful votes
We have been on a few Cemetery Tours before but Shannon Scott is very knowledgeable in all kinds of Savannah & Georgia history, legends and lore. All of his stories were so entertaining we learned a lot of history. Also very informative about local History very flamboyant
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
Helpful
Share
Tyri S wrote a review Jun 2020
Morton, Illinois24 contributions22 helpful votes
Fantastic!! Worth every penny!!! Please take Shannon’s tour you will not be disappointed!! He is so knowledgeable!!
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
Helpful
Share
Tom C wrote a review Jun 2020
San Jose, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great tour guide. Highly recommend!!! Great stories. Best your ever... Made it come alive for us. Even gave us a good lunch recommendation
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
Helpful
Share
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott
Sally O
00
Never Disappointing
My husband and I have been taking tours with Shannon for over a decade. We have been coming to Savannah for almost
Read more
Sally O
00
Best Kept Secret in Savannah
This was our second tour of Laurel Grove Cemetery through Shannon Scott Tours. Jessica is a well-informed tour guid
Read more
Mfgib197
00
Entertaining and Educational Tour from Start to Finish
Even for those who have visited Bonaventure in the past on their own, this tour is well worth the money! You learn
Read more
jenmc19772020
00
Beautiful Cemetery
Great tour! The cemetery was beautiful and our guide was very knowledgeable. Glad we did the early morning tour. Sa
Read more
Katherine G
00
Bonaventure Cemetery Tour
The cemetery tour led by Shannon was fascinating, entertaining and educational. If you want a great, historical to
Read more
kelleymelissa92
00
Entertaining
An enjoyable stroll through beautiful Bonaventure cemetery with all the history and intrigue Savannah has to offer.
Read more
loriharbison
00
Awesome experience!
Worth every penny! We took the 10 am tour and by 12:30 it was HOT, so it would be a good idea to take some water to
Read more
williamsD2988YU
00
Very Enlightening History
It was enjoyable, getting to know more of the history of Laurel Grove Cemetery (North) as some of my relatives are
Read more
cavangel01
00
Awesome Tour & Even Better Tour Guide
Shannon Scott is very knowledgeable in all kinds of history, legends and lore. Each story was intriguing and he im
Read more
4evertiny
00
Great experience!!
Beautiful cemetery! Our guide was super knowledgeable, very friendly and accommodating. Loved it!!!!
Read more
Tameka M
00
Very Informative
All the times I visit Savannah,this is my first cemetary tour. My twelve year old enjoyed it and my two year old ke
Read more
jacquelinemR2475DW
00
Informative and Entertaining
This tour was certainly the highlight of our trip and Shannon was a fantastic tour guide- funny, outgoing, knowledg
Read more
RileyKremlacek
00
Great Tour!
This cemetery tour was one of the top things I was looking forward to during my trip to Savannah. The cemetery and
Read more
jiminysgirl
00
Excellent tour of a beautiful place
This would be a great place to visit even without taking a tour, but Jessica made the visit so much more interestin
Read more
squidnik13
00
Entertaining Visit to Bonaventure
We had thought about touring the cemetery on our own but in the end decided do a tour with Shannon Scott's company:
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071

Travelers also viewed

Savannah Ghost Walking Tour
from $19.98*
Popular: Booked by 2,899 travelers!
from $25.65*
Popular: Booked by 1,421 travelers!
Ghosts and Gravestones of Savannah
from $35.26*
Popular: Booked by 1,455 travelers!

Frequently bought together

from $25.65*
Popular: Booked by 4,091 travelers!
from $37.40*
Popular: Booked by 11,568 travelers!
from $60.59*
Popular: Booked by 6,588 travelers!
Frequently Asked Questions about Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey