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Bonaventure Cemetery
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Ranked #4 of 220 things to do in Savannah
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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 8 August 2014

Not only beautiful, but full of history. We did a self tour due to time constraints but I did see guided tours where a lot of history was given.

Thank Invictus1966
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We were told not to miss this and I am so glad we didn't! We had THE most wonderful tour guide, on, with Dash Tours. He is so knowledgeable and friendly. He is the best!!!! There were only three of us on the tour so we got to see everything and he knew everything!!!

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

More history in one place than in most entire communities. Well worth the visit. A great walking tour, guided or unguided. Get the visitors guide and do your homework before you go.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

My boyfriend and I have always found old cemeteries to be peaceful and beautiful, but nothing compares to Bonaventure. The woman in the front office was happy to tell us all about the place and show us where to see any well known residents. The roads are kept up very well, so even on a rainy and muddy day we could walk/drive all over the property. But the old stones, the hanging Spanish moss, and the overall beauty of the place is what really won me over. I've never seen a cemetery so well kept (sadly). Even the stones that had eroded over time had a wooden sign letting people know who was there. It was wonderful to stroll around on the property for an hour. I highly recommend stopping here for a nice relaxing morning stroll.

Thank kdeitrich
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

In August tour in your car. Too hot to stroll grounds so missed a lot. You can stop your car to take pictures of the beautiful grounds however.

Thank PhiladelphiaSbb123
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