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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott

From US$25.00
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 TourMost Popular
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.
From US$25.00
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!
From US$25.00
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.
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1 - 5 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great cemetery tour!

Shannon was a very knowledgeable guide and a great story teller. A must do when you visit Savannah. Very affordable even went over the two hours allotted for the tour.

Thank Rose B
Reviewed 3 days ago
Take a step back in time

Fantastic tour!! This is definitely a must-do. I could have spent hours in here. Shannon knowns his history. We will be back.

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Bonaventure Tour

We enjoyed listening to the stories that Shannon shared with us. He made history come alive. We were glad we were able to enjoy Bonaventure in this way.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 6 days ago
Savannah's history illustrated through its cemetery

A wonderfully narrated history of the city illustrated through the Bonaventure Cemetery. Scott makes the headstones and crypts come to life with informative, engaging stories. Our tour was right at 1.5 hours and it was hot already at 10 am but the walk between events...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome tour!

Extremely knowledgeable with all things Bonaventure. If there's one thing to do while in Savannah, this is it! Wear comfy shoes and bring water.

Thank Kelly D
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Response from Rhonda T | Reviewed this property |
Welcome to the South! Yes, you will need a vehicle. We rented an Uber which is really less expensive and much quicker than a taxi. We had our cars but didn’t want to have to drive because of traffic! Hope you enjoy... More
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