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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...more
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The whole place was in spring blooms! We did not buy a tour, but to get the most out of your experience-I highly suggest it. For the people that don't, for a small donation at the welcome center, you can get a map with names...More
They advertise as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, and that would be hard to dispute, if you like azaleas. I have never seen so many in one place; the whole place was one pink blossom. That, and the towering like oaks...More
The cemetery is well maintained and the grounds are beautiful.
The various monuments are fascinating and well worth taking time to review.
Do not miss the office where you can obtain a helpful (much needed) map.
Dawn was our tour guide and she was friendly and patient. She was very knowledgeable about the historic culture and society of Savannah. She answered all questions and even sang for us at Johnny Mercer's grave! I only wish that the Jewish part of the...More
My husband recently commented to a friend “seen one cemetery, you’ve seen them all”! Our friend said, “No, you MUST visit Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah and was she ever right! No one can even begin to appreciate this cemetery without taking a tour and we...More
Was surprised to see cemetery on many lists of top things to do in Savannah, but am in complete agreement that Bonaventure Cemetery is a must see. We took a tour with Shannon, and it was the best historical tour I've ever been on. Don't...More
The last time I was at Bonaventure it was hot and humid and I didn't enjoy it as much. This time, the weather was cooler and sunny. Perfect for walking around and enjoying the beautiful trees and landscape. Yes, it is a cemetery, but I...More
For Johnny Mercer fans, readers of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and history buffs, this cemetery is a must visit. Grave markers here are "to die for". The Conrad Aiken bench is probably my favorite.
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I took an Uber from the historic district and we traveled by highway part of the way, so it’s hard to know if there would be a safe bike route that did not include the highway. The neighborhood surrounding the cemetery... More
I took an Uber from the historic district and we traveled by highway part of the way, so it’s hard to know if there would be a safe bike route that did not include the highway. The neighborhood surrounding the cemetery seemed mostly residential, so probably okay to bike but I did not see many restaurants in the immediate area. Especially with specific dietary concerns, you might want to consider eating in the historic area and then heading to the cemetery with water/snacks. It’s definitey worth the trip! (And bring bug spray!)
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We bought a map and did a self-guided tour. They have graphics of the well-known and big statues obviously shown on the map, as well as graves of historical interest. However, there's probably some insight in a guided tour... More
We bought a map and did a self-guided tour. They have graphics of the well-known and big statues obviously shown on the map, as well as graves of historical interest. However, there's probably some insight in a guided tour that might be interesting.
To answer your question, they only cancel the tours if it's a heavy downpour.