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Bonaventure Cemetery

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We didn’t get the map but we should have. We walked quite a bit of the cemetery checking out all the stones through out the years. Very cool and if you like things like this it is worth looking at all the craftsmanship of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sdean1999
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like walking through cemetery’s to find the oldest tombstones like I do, then you’ll love this place. It has lots of old history and character, surrounded with a meandering park walk path. Go during the day for a relaxing walk in the sun...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OcMarlene
Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend and I scheduled a tour with Tim of Dash Tours. We had a small group, were picked up at our hotel (The Marshall House) and treated to a wonderfully informative drive to the cemetery. Once there, Tim engaged us in a respectful, yet...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gonzochefgal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This cemetery is absolutely gorgeous this time of year with the azaleas in bloom. The weather is perfect and so many interesting people buried here. A definite “must visit!”

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rcgarcia8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoy cemeteries and since this is listed as an attraction we drove over. Fyi this is outside of town so not included in trolley tours. Imo not worth paying for a tour. It was interesting but not that many famius people...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank D5636GQlindaj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bonaventure is a magical peaceful, sacred place to visit and learn more about Savannah’s history. The grounds are gorgeous surrounded you beautiful mausoleums with a lot to tell.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RayCharles201
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to take pictures of the beautiful live oaks, moss and headstones. We ended up taking a tour with Tess of Savannah Cruzers. She was knowledgeable, vivacious, animated and funny. We saw incredible grave stones, heard memorable stories and will definitely be back for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CindyGK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the golf cart tour and it was so worth it! We did SO much walking and my legs needed this break! We covered so much more of the cemetery and were able to see everything we came to see. The monuments and grave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LouLouLovesU
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stroll and see the past and enjoy the ambiance of southern culture. Wonderful historical society people to direct you to interesting spots.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank stephanie h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is worth a drive around. They have nice narrow gravel paths one can easily take their car on. There are lots of spots with endless plants, flora, beautiful old trees and plenty of old grave markers to marvel at. Is like being in a old...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank cooffwego
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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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Stacy_michelle
January 23, 2018|
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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
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MaggiePerez67
October 23, 2017|
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Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying
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ljh34481
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Quickie Trip Report (2 Replies)
Drove from Charleston and was looking forward to a wonderful cheeseburger at the Green Truck. Really excited when I saw you could get a red (medium rare) burger. Disappointed that it came out brownish pink - sorta false advertising IMO! Were staying on Tybee so had dinner twice at AJ's Dockside - was close to our rental and nice menu with decent prices and great staff - server actually did a hands on demo of "Peel and Eat Shrimp" for me. Wanted to ask her to demo about 20 more times - yup,...More
May 26, 2017|
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skywalkerbeth
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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November 20, 2010|
Response fromKarrieb|
Glad you liked Sav, my second home! Try coming back to Tybee during the warmer months and maybe you will like it then. Yes, Alligator Soul is quite pricey. We went with our kids when we first bought our house in Sav and by the time the menus came and we ordered drinks we had to stay and spend a ton of money. But I would go again with more cash in my wallet.