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Bonaventure Cemetery

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Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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
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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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Beautiful and relaxing

After our tour guide from the previous night had told us the story of Gracie my daughter and I decided to visit. The cemetery was beautiful and very relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

After our tour guide from the previous night had told us the story of Gracie my daughter and I decided to visit. The cemetery was beautiful and very relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely place for a walk. It is beautiful. I am quite sure it would be even more beautiful when the azaleas are in bloom. Loved it.

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Columbia, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent quite a bit of time walking through this cemetery. Very unusual statues and the ambience with the live oaks and Spanish moss was very cool.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I could have spent half the day reading tombstones and walking/driving there among all the beautiful trees/plants! Some monuments had old photos and really enjoyed reading the inscriptions! We drove all through the cemetery; one of the best highlights of my trip!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are still many great reasons to spend some time here! History, check! mortuary art, check! and the natural beauty of moss covered live oaks that cover many of the roads and paths throughout the cemetery. There are tours that will take you to the highlights like Conrad Aiken;s and Johnny Mercer's resting places or you can just wander with... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a very hot day, but it was cooler there in the trees. Very interesting, very old tombstones. Different from the type of burial areas here in NE Ohio. Worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a highly recommended place for a walk in Savannah. A very quiet place to walk under the trees with Spanish moos. Some graves are beautiful, some are quite average, but overall this is a great place of peace and tranquility.

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Largo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go early in the summer as it gets very hot walking around. There is so much to see and so much history. Not a lot to do for younger kids- but was still able to walk a good portion of the cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful, peaceful cemetery. The big mossy trees hanging over very old tombstones was absolutely beautiful! We could have spent hours wandering this well kept cemetery! The best part, it was free to drive through it or walk through it! Not too many places in Savannah are free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quiet, peaceful, beautiful place to visit. Many beautiful headstones and memorials. Right on the water. Places for reflection and photography.

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