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Bonaventure Cemetery

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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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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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Reviewed today

The most interesting part of savanna's out-lying area. You'll be amazed at the information that yo will learn

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank smarsee
Reviewed today via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank travelbuni01
Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DonnaPK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank crystalm548
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RuthB854
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank funlovin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of history. Take a tour. Enjoy the walk. It’s beautiful here!! Lots of flowers. Historical significance. Fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil must see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Y2471JSjulief
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chemie71
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
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BobiTychynskiShimoda
October 1, 2018|
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Response from tribemembers | Reviewed this property |
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
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January 23, 2018|
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Response from D9447PXjohns | Reviewed this property |
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
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Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying
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