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Bonaventure Cemetery
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Bonaventure Cemetery Tours
Ranked #4 of 217 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.
Cartersville GA
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“MUST SEE”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We could have spent days here!!! Came home and did more researching and now I want to go back for more. If you do anything go here. Would get a tour guide also.

Visited December 2012
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Highland Beach, Florida
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“Beautiful Cemetery Just outside of town”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a very photogenic cemetery. It has huge oak trees with spanish moss hanging over some very old and intricate gravestones. There are many statues and sculptures that are just beautiful. Bring a camera!! it's about a 10 minute drive outside of the historic district and well worth a visit.

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Arlington Heights, IL
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“So much history - very beautiful”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Take the time to drive out to this cemetery. Stop in the visitors center and get a map and overview, then drive toward the back and walk around. We went in the winter, but in the spring time the flowers and trees are blooming and beautiful.

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Savannah, Georgia
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“Not 'just a graveyard'!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

It's the Audubon Park of graveyards. Beautiful monuments, lush landscaping, borders on the river, a somewhat gothic atmosphere (largely from the spanish moss-draped giant oaks) while maintaining a tasteful & respectful presentation of this historical memorial park.

Visited November 2012
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Navarre, Florida
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“Breathtaking Architecture”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The detail on the statues and monuments coupled with the history and scenery is an absolutely must do! Bonaventure itself meaning "good fortune"is simply ironic when you learn the history of this land. Stop by the office and get your brochures. Staff here is very warm, friendly, and helpful as well!

Visited November 2012
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