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“Free and worth the short drive from downtown”

Bonaventure Cemetery
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Bonaventure Cemetery Tours
Ranked #4 of 217 things to do in Savannah
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Fee: No
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.
South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Free and worth the short drive from downtown”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This beautiful, historic cemetery is a short drive from the historic district and is totally worth the trip, especially on a pretty day.

Visited January 2013
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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“worthwhile adventure”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

the cemetery was a bit hard to find, but well worth the effort. the monuments and headstones were beautiful. all together the cemetery is 200 acres, and we didn't have near enough time to see it all. if i ever go to savannah again, i will plan to stay longer.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful cemetery, Hard to navigate”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a beautiful old cemetery, and nice to wander through for a bit. But if you are hoping to see any of the 'famous' sights here, you need to come with a marked map. The place is enormous and you will not find any particular grave unless you know where to look. The visitor center provides a plot map with just plot numbers- no other information.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome Adventure!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Loved this visit! We investigated every area even in the slight rain...will return again with our family or just on a couples trip. We loved the gothic art work and the stories behind the stones.

Visited February 2013
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Pomona, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Worth a trip if you have time”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The cemetery is a 20 minute drive outside of the historic district. It's beautiful, large and well worth it if this is an interest of yours. The trees are spectacular. The setting is magnificent. It is huge. You get a map at the main gate where you enter. You drive around and get out of your car whenever you want to. There are a few famous people buried here and some family plots that go back for a couple of centuries. Just don't overstay your welcome. :)

Visited February 2013
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