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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
+1 912-651-6843
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It's hard to imagine that you go on vacation and you know months in advance YOU MUST GO TO BONAVENTURE CEMETARY ON VACATION :-). But yes, you must. It's beautiful and there's so much history there, not just the fact that it's history cause the...More

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The rich history isn't lost but the hanging Spanish moss and old monuments to residence long ago make this a must see spot.

Thank kimsA2955HB
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bonaventrue's grounds are beautiful, especially in early March when the thousand of azaleas are in bloom, and many of the tombstones are elaborately carved. Many people walk a path to see Johnny Mercer's grave. If you are young, you probably want know the many great...More

Thank Thornton C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have always wanted to go to Bonaventure Cemetery. Last December when my husband and I went, he was uninterested in walking around a cemetery. Once we stopped at the ‘gift shop’ he changed his tune. The ladies in the shop gave us a little...More

Thank meganpJ4605PT
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is worth the drive and ask at the Visitors Center for directions. The tree and the landscape plus the age of the plots are very impressive. We have been more than once over the years.

Thank tlcrockett2323
Reviewed 3 days ago

Get yourself a guided walking tour of this amazing place. Plan on spending 2-3 hours by foot. Johnny Mercer as well as many Savannah notables are buried here along with some of the most magnificent sculpture work.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our visit to the cemetery was great. We saw A lot of history there. The monuments, and beautiful trees with Spanish miss were beautiful and creepy.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit when in Savannah, it is a short drive from downtown, and is a peaceful break. Be sure to see John Mercer, who wrote Moon River!

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Past this cemetary as we walked to dinner a few times. Lots of history, some raised tombs and grass!

Thank CltGirl129
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bonaventure Cemetery is hauntingly beautiful and full of amazing movie worth stories. Amazing place to take pictures.

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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
October 23, 2017|
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Response from Mjsnmjsn | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying
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