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Bonaventure Cemetery
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Bonaventure Cemetery Tours
Ranked #11 of 166 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

How old and how unique the burial plots, headstones, etc.are--such an atmosphere that uniquely affects the viewer.

Thank Pat O
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

We're not cemetery buffs, but we enjoyed driving around and looking at the tombstones of some famous people. The oak trees add to the ambiance of visiting this cemetery. There's no charge to visit it, and I'm not sure why you would want to pay for a tour of it. Reading a little about the cemetery beforehand should be enough. It's about a 15 minute drive from the historical district.

Thank JMTurnbow
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Reviewed December 5, 2014

We always take time to go! Located along the Intracoastal waterway in Thunderbolt, Ga (Savannah) it's the perfect place to walk. Bring lunch and water (sounds strange, I know) it's so peaceful and beautiful, with little benches along the water. A great place to sit and reflect!

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Reviewed December 5, 2014

Lovely place to visit. The plants are beautiful and the gravesites are very interesting. Head stones hold so much history and the art here is just beautiful. Sculptures abound and you can fish on the channel if you want to bring a lunch and relax

Thank molelady
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Reviewed December 4, 2014

So much history in this 150 year + cemetery and so well maintained. I would suggest at least an hour just to walk the grounds. There are benches for resting if you get tired. Sense of peace and serenity in this area. Lots of different styles of grave stones.

Thank kythoro
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