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    Stop At: Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott, 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3222

    Tour the South's most illustrious, Victorian Cemetery with 29 year, resident storyteller, Shannon Scott or one of his other premium story hosts! Bonaventure is home to poets, songwriters, actors, artists, industrialists, duelists, Confederates, and every life story under one sunny cemetery! Fans of Secret Societies like The Freemasons won't be disappointed either as Bonaventure is imprinted everywhere with their emblems! See Little Gracie, Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken, Noble Jones and more! Fans of "Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil?" Get close to the characters! Talk about a personal & impacting day out! Inquire about Historic District Hotel Transportation!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295

    During this 2.5 hour tour, you will be joining a very exclusive club of people who have seen the cemetery after it closes to the public. Not since it opened in 1846 has this been an opportunity, but thanks to your very special local host, now it is. You are literally locked in the cemetery the entire time; for the right taker, there's no price you can put on the joy of that. Imagine having the serenity, stillness, and quiet of the cemetery, uninterrupted by the living world.
    Stories stretch from the present day all the way back to Bonaventure's plantation beginnings in 1754. Our topics range from the funny and uplifting to the macabre at its most morbid. Some of the stories that will be covered include those of:
    • A "hooch runner" for Al Capone
    • A bizarre love story that ended in one murder and one visit to the electric chair
    • Savannah's role in The DaVinci Code
    • Lady Minerva & Jim Williams in Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We were very impressed with Shannon's knowledge of the cemetery. Great sense of humor and an original tour with great information!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank nefariousd
    SScottTours, Owner at Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you guys for your comments & yes, we try to educate but also draw on the humor to be found in all of the morbidity and macabre! Appreciate you guys getting what I do! See you again one day I hope!

    Reviewed May 8, 2019

    I had been to Bonaventure in the past, and enjoyed myself, but this time I wanted someone with knowledge of the cemetery to guide me through. I could not have picked a better guide than Shannon! He knows the history of Savannah and Bonaventure, and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank threefishesbrewing
    Reviewed October 21, 2018

    Shannon clearly is passionate about the history of Savannah and is extremely knowledgeable about the trials and tribulations of it's notorious families. We did the after hours tour from 5-8 pm, which was a unique experience to get access to the cemetery after it had...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank kmccolli
    Reviewed October 15, 2018

    We arrived at 4:30, our tour left promptly at 5, with Shannon himself. He led us on a fantastic journey through Savannah’s history. Shannon is a master storyteller, and very passionate about the history he is revealing to you as he winds his way through...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank joanneq950
    Reviewed June 12, 2018

    Shannon was amazing! He filled his tales with History and painted a picture easy to follow. 3 hours of listening to Shannon felt like 10 minutes. We walked away with a great deal of knowledge. If you visit Savannah and you don't take this trip,...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank Amanda E
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    April 17, 2018|
    Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
    it starts about 5pm. gather at the main entrance and wait for Shannon. the tour lasts about 3 hours with lots of walking, but it's great learning about the the families buried there.
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