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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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very romantic place for a stroll

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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 3 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 3 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most beautiful cemetery I've seen, and I've seen a lot of cemetery's around the world, the Spanish Moss is beautiful.

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool cemetery to see while in Savannah. Be sure to stop by and check it out. Lots of old grave sites to look at dating way, way back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While researching places to visit in Savannah this cemetery kept popping up. I am not into the ghost scene and really was not interested in visiting a cemetery. Nevertheless, I ended up at Bonaventure. I was amazed at some of the graves. There was an entire plot devoted to a servant. She must have been so loved. The tomb and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm not usually a fan of cemeteries, but this is a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden. I wish it had been foggy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went out on a Monday - talked with Curtis earlier - he explained how the tour worked (we did the Cruzer not Segway); Curtis was wonderful! His knowledgeable about the Cemetery just flowed naturally - it was like having a great conversation with a friend. Never felt rushed - he answered all our questions - as we were pulling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing cemetery with a lot of history! You could spend quite some time here! Lots and lots of roads that take you all over the grounds. Very interesting place!!

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