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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 2 days ago

Even with the groups touring on foot and on segway, it didn't feel crowded. People were respectful and calm and the atmosphere was just right. This cemetery is beautiful and serene, even on a weekend day. I wish I had been able to spend more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Signorinasirena
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first stop in Savannah. We arrived early and decided to check out the cemetery first thing. It is an old cemetery with graves dating back to the 1800's. There are no longer allowing burials here. There are many sections that we didn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BamaGal83
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful, peaceful place to spend an hour or all day. We thoroughly enjoyed our riding tour so much that we stayed and toured it again without the guide.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank QuincyB6120
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't miss Gracie's grave and learn her story. Has so many lanes to explore by car. Interesting to see the different sections from different eras.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Savannah must! Very beautiful, I recommend taking a tour then exploring the place on your own. Definitly a must if you are MITGOGAE fan.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cameron_on_canvas
Reviewed 1 week ago

After only a short visit to the Bonaventure Cemetery one could be forgiven for thinking they have found themselves within a stunningly picturesque and well-preserved park instead of the hollowed grounds of one of the most beautiful and spiritual cemeteris in all of historic Savannah....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wise_anubis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always wanted to visit this cemetery. The cemetery is lovely and beautiful. I recommend driving your car around to look at things on a too cold or too warm day. There was some lovely sculpture but not as much as I had thought....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dawnmJ1324AS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to enjoy some quite time. A history buffs dream. Wonderfully maintained. There is also a app available that narrates the history and specific points of interest.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SkipHome
Reviewed 1 week ago

See my review under "Savannah Cruzers." Tess' golf cart tour is the best way to see the wonders of Bonaventure Cemetery and learn its history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank erichH7037AE
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a Segway tour of the cemetery and learned a great deal about the history of the cemetery and some of the people laid to rest there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris S
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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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