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“Beautiful 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.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a very interesting place, beautiful as well. Some of the gravesites and headstones are breathtaking. We drove through and stopped along the way using the map we were given, which I might add was very difficult to follow. The place is huge so don't be in a hurry if you don't have to be, just drive/walk and enjoy the scenery while you come across some of the more famous grave-sites.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have always been fascinated with historic buildings and cemeteries. Bonaventure is the one of the finest examples. The statues and head stones beneath the ancient oaks is breath taking. Everyone should experience it at least once.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Make sure to give yourself enough time to explore this place. It is HUGE! Don't recommend taking the tours - they are very expensive and we enjoyed being able to go where we wanted. We spent over six hours exploring and taking pictures since I am a photographer.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is one of those places you should visit as it is where Johnny Mercer is burried, as well as other notables.

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Very well worth the ride a little out of the way. Very interesting and beautiful. The moss swaying in the oak trees is gorgeous!

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