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Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
+1 912-651-6843
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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 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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
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"spanish moss"
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"johnny mercer"
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"family plots"
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"wilmington river"
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"midnight in the garden"
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"buried here"
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"beautiful statues"
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"guided tour"
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"peaceful place"
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"historical society"
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"live oaks"
in 126 reviews
"bird girl statue"
in 53 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"bug spray"
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"oak trees"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to get a glimpse of history and its heroic and not-so-heroic. The huge live oaks add a distinct aura and must give some needed shade on a hot summer day.

Thank ech42891
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to see all the monuments and Gracie Watson's grave, section E91. This grave is highly visited.

Thank Billy Joe H
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Reviewed yesterday

Not sure what the attraction is here. It's a cemetery with some large monuments and crypts in a lovely setting. Worth a walk through and a drive, though be careful with driving as there are lots of dirt roads and dead ends (pardon the pun)....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take a walk back in time in the cemetery. Final resting place for the Johnnie Mercer family. Beautiful old live oaks splash the scene in this calm and serene abode for all.

Thank brenda g
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to visit the Cemetery for the first time in all of our visits to Savannah. We need to go back just to get a good feel for all of the history that this cemetery has to offer. I would highly recommend a visit...but...More

Thank Vicki B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited as part of a walking tour. I don't think one would get as much out of it without a tour guide. Made my husband and I start considering our own internment.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you can get to Bonaventure early in the morning before the rush of other tourists, you will get some amazing photos and a dash of peace and quiet. But once people start coming through in groups or driving through in cars, it can become...More

Thank Kristine G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped at office to get a map but still stugged to find our way around. The hanging moss over the gravesites gives a very atmospheric aura.

Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cemetery is beautiful. It is full of gorgeous statuary and huge oak trees dropping with moss. While you could spend a lovely couple of hours exploring the grounds on your own, I would recommend a tour so that you can match the graves with...More

Thank Dana B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great time here on a Segway tour. Be sure you get a good guide for a better experience. It's not the most beautiful you'll see in Savannah but has lots of history.

Thank Mike P
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Stacy_michelle
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Blake E | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but you can tour it without the guide... it pretty awasome
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MaggiePerez67
October 23, 2017|
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Response from karen b | Reviewed this property |
One of the midnight tours has champagne at the end of the tour so yes, you're allowed to drink champagne. I think if you were on your own tour and making a spectacle of yourself then you might be asked to stop drinking and... More
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lworthy1950
April 11, 2017|
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Response from travelinfool49 | Reviewed this property |
This is a "long" stroll. "..plenty of benches" is a stretch, but there are a few and it can be driven through as well. Bring water and you will love it. It's very shaded. Enjoy
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