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Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
Phone Number: 912.651.6843
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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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This cemetery is a beautiful step back into history. I never would have expected a cemetery to be such an enjoyable place to visit. The place was so quiet and still, with a... read more

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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This cemetery is a beautiful step back into history. I never would have expected a cemetery to be such an enjoyable place to visit. The place was so quiet and still, with a reverent atmosphere perfect for a quiet morning walk to reflect. You can drive or walk through, just be careful of the ants!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a tour of this very historic cemetery. The historic society, I think, does a tour on the second Sunday of the month. We joined this and found it very informative. Beautiful graves and headstones, peaceful, interesting history and a pleasure to stroll through. It is a 10 minute drive from central Savannah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed touring the cemetary adn looking at all the old headstones dn learnign about the history of the cemetary.

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived around 9am and the light was fantastic, beauty all around. Lovely trees with moss dangling and you can read all the interesting headstones of loved ones memorialized. We strolled through and took our time exploring, which is easy to do here. Very peaceful place indeed, I'd love to go again!

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McCormick, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cemetery is amazing. The monuments are unique and must see. The "city" layout of the cemetery is something you will not see elsewhere. Definitely worth the trip!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When the wind blows through the live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss in this historic graveyard you will feel like you have slightly dipped into a supernatural dimension. A photographers dream is this locale. This is a number one destination for any visitors to Savannah. Do not miss this on your trip. Be aware that it is not located... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit Savannah a couple of times a year and always visit Bonaventure. I recommend a tour to get all the history and stories about this wonderful place! You must bring your camera. This cemetery is beautiful!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was amazed by how gorgeous Bonaventure was with a view along the water and old (and I do mean old) sculptures and gravestones. The Spanish Moss on Savannah's puzzlebox trees makes everything more beautiful, this definitely holds true for the cemetery. One of the most incredible places to wander around in Savannah, you can even bring your dog.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this place is for you - huge old cemetery with a ton of history - take a ghost tour - you will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place absolutely captures the nostalgia of old-world Savannah like nothing else- walking and remembering its old, lost ones. Completely well-maintained, this cemetery is worth spending 15-20 minutes at least walking around its campus and reading off the names- some of the graves are just so old- more than a century! And some brand new like a few weeks old.... More 

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