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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 yesterday

Easy to find, easy to navigate. There are some beautiful monuments here with the trees covered in Spanish moss. We did not take a tour group here we just went ourselves, it would be more interesting with a tour group so you can hear stories...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crosscountryBoston
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful cemetery, the guided tour is well done and very informative. It is full of history and interesting stories about past Savannah residents.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PattiGarra
Reviewed 2 days ago

This cemetery holds a variety of religions, and it's breathtaking. I loved walking around this cemetery. It's peaceful, quiet, and very beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eearlsphotography
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cemetery with some wonderfully creepy and beautiful tombs/stones/graves. Would’ve been better if they hadn’t relocated the bird bath girl though. Also extremely easy to get lost.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank treatjean
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful gem in a beautiful city. A must when visiting Savannah. The atmosphere is one of quiet solitude.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lisamR9064JZ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A weird place to visit, but the natural beauty makes it worthwhile. You get so accustomed to the beautiful scenery, that you can take it for granted as step after step, corner after corner, it’s all breathtaking.... my teenagers weren’t thrilled with this part of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NJPost99
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the place for you. We wandered the cemetary for hours and still didn't see everything. Each section has something of interest from the Spanish American War veterans section tot he founding members of Savannah to the famous Gracie.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emeraldprincess71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much beauty here. This place is very large and you can get lost very easily. So make sure you take a map!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could have spent hours here. Saw Gracie and so many others. The military section was very humbling to see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dolphins68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, serene, spooky, relaxing...so many ways to experience this cemetery. Take a photo anywhere, every place, every angle is picture ready. They ask for donations but roaming the grounds is free and they will supply you with a good map. There are guided tours but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diana C
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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
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
October 23, 2017|
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Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying
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Bonaventure Cemetery - safe for solo photography? (4 Replies)
Hi everyone I'd like to wander around Bonaventure Cemetery when I visit Savannah, and take photos. I've got some pretty spendy equipment and I'll most likely be alone for this (there is little more boring to a non-photographer than to hang out while someone is intently taking photos). Taking photos means that your attention is more focused on getting the shot rather than watching your back - especially if I use my tripod. Safe to go alone? I've heard that there is a risk of purse...More
November 24, 2008|
Response fromfoggybottom|
Just be aware of your surroundings in Bonaventure. Don't wear expensive watches or jewelry, lock valuables in yout trunk BEFORE entering the cemetery and do not leave anything in sight inside your car. Keep your cell phone on, in case you have trouble. You could also let the office personnel know that you'll be wandering in the cemetery.
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