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“Nice but very buggy”

Bonaventure Cemetery
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Ranked #4 of 218 things to do in Savannah
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Connecticut
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40 reviews
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“Nice but very buggy”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Bring your bug spray. Very cool, huge place with great story tellers giving history lessons on the inhabitants. Worth a stop.

Visited March 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“Peaceful morning trip”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

We drove out to the cemetery using our GPS, and it was easy to find. There is limited parking in front, so we decided to drive around inside instead of walking (which is not our usual habit). Turned out to be a good idea because it allowed us to traverse the entire, extensive area. Inside there were smaller, grassy parking corners where we got out and walked around. It was truly a lovely, final resting place. I liked that visitors were quiet and respectful.

Visited April 2012
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KY
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“visited during the Book Tour”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Absolutely beautiful. We went in the fall and would like to go back to see it in the spring. Don't miss little Gracie!

Visited September 2011
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Barrington, Illinois, United States
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“Unique Stop, lots of history! Kids loved it”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Certainly a great stop on your Savannah travels. Interesting history, lovely setting. Kids enjoyed it too, it's not like a "spooky" cemetery.

Visited March 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Very peaceful!”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Couldn't find statue of Bird Girl. Another visitor told us it had been removed to the Telfair Museum. Lovely sight along the Wilmington river.

Visited March 2012
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