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“Behind the gates .....”

Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys w/ Shannon Scott
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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott
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Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tour
Ranked #9 of 144 Tours in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tour the South's most illustrious, Victorian Cemetery with 29 year, resident storyteller, Shannon Scott or one of his other premium story hosts! Bonaventure is home to poets, songwriters, actors, artists, industrialists, duelists, Confederates, and every life story under one sunny cemetery! Fans of Secret Societies like The Freemasons won't be disappointed either as Bonaventure is imprinted everywhere with their emblems! See Little Gracie, Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken, Noble Jones and more! Fans of "Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil?" Get close to the characters! Talk about a personal & impacting day out! Inquire about Historic District Hotel Transportation!
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Behind the gates .....”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Shannon Scott made The Bonaventure Cemetary come to life during our evening tour on 2-15-14. We heard stories of love, passion, murder, death, sculptors, authors, and so much more! The Cemetary is a beautiful part of the heart of Savannah! It is so wonderful to see the past being cherished in current day! I dare you to take the tour! You won't be disappointed.......

Visited February 2014
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Florida
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“No Show Tour Guide!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had a tour scheduled for a Saturday afternoon at the cemetery. We arrived in the proper place and waited for almost an hour for our guide. There were several others waiting with us who had also booked tours. We called and left several messages but they were not returned. My friend, who booked the tour, emailed him and did get a response. He said that the tour had been rescheduled to 10 am that morning due to weather and we were not informed (no one had apparently been informed!)It was odd because at 10 am that morning, it had been raining and at 2:00, when the tour was scheduled, the weather was clear. It was very weird and felt like an excuse. We purchased a groupon so we will be seeking a refund with them. The others in our party have still not heard anything about getting their money refunded. This was totally unprofessional and certainly not the way to run a business!

Visited February 2014
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Portland, OR
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Never showed for the tour and never heard from him as to why”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

My wife and I experienced what several other reviewers have written about (click on other "terrible" ratings) - a no-show by Mr. Scott. We and three other parties that had prearranged for a tour were left waiting at Bonaventure. We were all standing at the entrance texting, calling, and emailing Mr. Scott, but to no avail. A week later we saw a credit come through on our credit card, but never received a response from him providing an apology or at least a reason for the no show. Unprofessional and unreliable.

Visited December 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Tour”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was a really great tour of a beautiful cemetery. The setting is spectactular and Shannon is an excellent story teller who provides interesting history about Savannah and the folks buried in the cemetery. Highly recommended way to spend the afternoon in Savannah.

Visited December 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Evening Tour”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

My adult daughter and I took the after hours tour in November and we loved it! Shannon is very knowledgeable and presents the information in both an informative and creative way. He was quite patient with all members of the group and we liked the excerpts from literature he included. The cemetery is lovely and we enjoyed the tour so much that we went back on our own during the day.

Visited November 2013
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