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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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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
+1 912-651-6843
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

Amazing place!!! A final resting place yet so interesting and PEACEFUL! A city for the no longer of this world. Streets and side walks, Moss covered trees and peace. Beautiful statuary, plots, tributes to the formally living folk! If I lived around here, I would...More

Thank Legen D
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Easy to find and beautiful to witness! Spent the morning driving through this piece of history. It is very large, so you will probably want to drive through it and stop and park as you find interesting sites. Took many beautiful pictures and glad we...More

1  Thank makTexas
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Wonderful old cemetery with beautifully carved tomb stones nestled among large live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. The cemetery backs up to the river so be sure to drive or walk to the end.

1  Thank Jeanne E
Reviewed June 30, 2016

The oldest parts of this cemetery are very beautiful and lots of fun to explore. Great activity for an afternoon outside of downtown.

Thank beerfoodcritic
Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is an incredibly old cemetery with huge monuments that to build today would be impossibly expensive. There are some famous people buried here, so stop at the entrance and make a donation for the brochure that explains where those graves are and gives some...More

Thank Leslie_Chi
Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a huge cemetery. Be prepared to do a lot of walking or just use the roads to get around. Very interesting! I recommend visiting Bonaventure!

Thank Twinklensunshine38
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Bonaventure Cemetery was unique in so many ways. There is an incredible amount of history within the cemetery. We did not go with a tour group, which I think would have made the cemetery much more appealing. Make sure to stop by the front office...More

Thank Kaylee M
Reviewed June 29, 2016

This was a side trip we took during our motorcycle tour of the south and despite the insanely hot weather - 122 with the heat index - this provided a cooler place to visit given the tree coverage and breezes. It was what you'd expect...More

Thank jf2112
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Visiting Bonaventure Cemetery was definitely the highlight of our trip to Savannah. It's a 15-20 min drive away. There are plenty of tours that will take you out there, but based on previous Trip Advisor reviews, we chose to wander around on our own. This...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Must see ! Beautiful statues and wonderful memorials. Had no idea that on the Jewish cemetery side there was selected to have some of the remains from victims of the Holocaust!

Thank Apryle B
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October 23, 2017|
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Response from Kenneth Z | Reviewed this property |
I think you can if you bring your own. I saw nobody to stop. If your taking a tour ask the tour guide, but then you might have to bring enough for all!
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
Haley S
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Jeannine B | Reviewed this property |
There is a map available at the cemetery. It is also very well marked if you are looking for certain burial sites. I wouldn't use a tour guide. Take a stroll and absorb the great history. I would also try Amazon for... More