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“Best enjoyed after reading about its history”

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.
Asheville, NC
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“Best enjoyed after reading about its history”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a very large, historical cemetery that can be seen in about an hour. The drive from downtown is about ten minutes. Reading about its history and "residents" prior to a visit is highly recommended for it has very few resources for those that self tour.

Visited November 2012
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Historical Cemetery”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great place to get photos and learn some of the best historical stories in Savannah! Be prepared for some heat if you go around July. Good walking shoes are a must as well because the place is huge!

Visited July 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Lovely to get out of the city”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I enjoyed walking around this historic cemetery on the water. It's great to take your dog or just go for a nice walk. There was even a biking group going through while I was there. It's a great place to take photos if you enjoy that sort of thing!

Visited September 2012
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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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“Southern Gothic at its finest”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Absolutely breathtaking, peaceful, gorgeous! A photographer's MUST VISIT!! Reserve several hours to explore and bring several memory cards for your camera. The photo ops are endless.

Visited September 2012
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Plantation, Florida
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“Loved to check of the gorgeous plots”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Huge beautiful cemetery!!! If your in Savannah a must see! and Free!!! i went during Halloween with the fall leaves and I couldnt have been taken back more at the beauty!

Visited October 2012
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