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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott

Highlights
  • Explore Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery with a trained historian
  • Spot references from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Hear stories about the famous people buried in the cemetery
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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott
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Bonaventure Cemetery 10am Tour
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Wander through Bonaventure Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beloved landmarks, to revel in its beauty and tranquility. Join your devoted and very knowledgeable guide, Shannon Scott or his proteges.
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Bonaventure Cemetery 2PM Tour
Wander through Bonaventure Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beloved landmarks, to revel in its beauty and tranquility. Join your devoted and knowledgeable guides, Shannon Scott or Lisa Marie!
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Overview
Learn about Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided tour with historian, author, and artist Shannon Scott or one of his assistants. The cemetery, which dates back to the mid-18th century, is the final resting place for many famous Savannah residents, and a tour provides a look at the southern city's history. Plus, find out about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age and beyond.
What to Expect
Meet your guide Shannon Scott (or one of his trained guides) at Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery for a walking tour of this historic property, which was established in 1846.
As you wander, learn about the Bonaventure Plantation and the famous residents of Savannah who are buried in the cemetery, including songwriter Johnny Mercer, poet Conrad Aiken, maritime hero Josiah Tattnall, and more. In addition, hear about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age. Plus, fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will recognize elements of the cemetery that are prominently featured in the book and movie.
The tour ends at Bonaventure Cemetery where it began.
Reviews (282)
1 - 5 of 201 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Best!

This was an incredible tour. Shannon Scott is the reason why there are tours at Bonaventure and he gives the most informative tour in Savannah.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cameron_on_canvas
Reviewed 1 week ago
Entertaining from start to finish

Using these folks for our cemetery tour was a wise decision. We frequently take city and historical tours and this one was exceptional. Lisa Marie was our hostess and educator. She shares her love for of the history of the cemetery with a perfect combination...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank gary K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Just do it!

We have been to Bonaventure a few times before but taking a tour really brought it to life. So many stories to tell of the families that are buried there. We toured with Lisa Marie and she was fantastic. Entertaining and informative, the 2 hours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mjgave
Reviewed 6 December 2018
This is a must!

I did the walking tour of Bonaventure with tour guide/storyist Rich Lane. First of all, Bonaventure is amazing and is a must see all on its own. Add a fantastic guide and you can't beat this experience! Rich was knowledgeable and treated us to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fearless2go
Reviewed 19 November 2018
An unforgettable tour with Lisa Marie!

We were in a small group with Lisa Marie, who gave us one of the best tours we've ever had, of anything! Her depth of knowledge, great personality, and passion brought the families whose graves we were visiting back to life. There was a new...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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