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Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

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1,264 Reviews
Free admission
330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA, 31404

The Basics

Bonaventure Cemetery is the largest municipal cemetery in Savannah and one of the most beautiful in the world. No trip to the “Hostess City of the South” would be complete without a stroll through this eerily beautiful place. The Bonaventure Historical Society offers free guided tours one weekend per month, but visitors are also free to explore on their own. Among those interred in the cemetery are American songwriter Johnny Mercer, poet Conrad Aiken, and Georgia’s first governor John Treutlen.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Savannah

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Most informative guides
Kember_P, Sep 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
This was my 3rd tour of the Bonaventure Cemetery, 2nd with Shannon Scott's tour company - the 1st of which was with Shannon himself, and this one was with Jessica. Hands down, his tour company is the most informative, and both he and Jessica did a great job of covering various topics, each with a bit different emphasis on some topics. I highly recommend using them any time you come out.
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A Very Informative Tour
Laura_H, Jun 2021
Wormsloe Plantation & Bonaventure Cemetery Tour from Savannah
Dennis was a great tour guide - provided a lot of good information, was very concerned about our safety and how everyone was feeling. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thank you to Dennis for making it a great tour.
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Wonderful tour with a great tour guide!
Theresa_W, Sep 2021
Wormsloe Plantation & Bonaventure Cemetery Tour from Savannah
What a great tour! Our tour guide, Dennis, did an awesome job. He was very energetic and charismatic and a wealth of knowledge about the cemetery and plantation! We had a great time!!
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great tour
Rebecca_W, Sep 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
Learning the history behind some of the more famous cemetery sites. Beautiful grounds. Well maintained.
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Amazing place, stories and history!
Lisa_S, Jul 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
This was such a great tour! Our guide Jessica was SO knowledgeable and shared some great stories and history!! The Bonaventure Cemetery was very beautiful with a touch of mystery and intrigue! Would definitely recommend this tour!! You will not be disappointed!
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A Savannah Highlight
Dederic_T, Jul 2021
Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Group Tour
One of the best tours I have experienced. Shannon, our guide, was very informative and entertaining. Captivating story telling and beautiful scenery!
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Beautiful cemetery. So...
Therese_M, Sep 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
Beautiful cemetery. So much wonderful history.. Our guide Jessica was awesome! Very knowledgeable! Bring bug spray.
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Fabulous day well spent in Savanna
KATIE_T, Sep 2021
Wormsloe Plantation & Bonaventure Cemetery Tour from Savannah
The Bonaventur Cemetery was the coolest! Our guide Dennis Morrison is extremely knowledgeable guide. Great sense of humor.
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A Savannah Must
Tina_G, Jun 2021
Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Group Tour
Loved Shannon's stories and his oratory presence. He's knowledgeable and definitely makes the experience unforgettable.
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Excellent
Diane_M, Sep 2021
Wormsloe Plantation & Bonaventure Cemetery Tour from Savannah
The Bonaventure tour was excellent, our guide Dennis was exceptional. Dennis, knows his history, very well versed and great personality.
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Bonaventure Cemetery
Druann_B, May 2021
Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery Tour
Joanna was very knowledgeable, went above and beyond answering questions and keeping our interest!👍👍
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Great Cemetery Tour
Linda_L, Aug 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
Susannah was the best! She shared a wealth of history, architecture, and art within the cemetery tour. She was funny, intelligent, and made the tour a great experience, kept us all interested! Would definitely take this tour again and recommend friends and family.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Bonaventure Cemetery is a must-visit for all first-time visitors to Savannah.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.

  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen during the summer months and insect repellent throughout the year.

  • The cemetery is wheelchair accessible, though some areas are gravelly and sandy.

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How to Get There

The cemetery is located 5 miles (8 kilometers) outside Savannah’s historic city center on the eastern edge of the city. The easiest way to get there is to drive (15 to 20 minutes) or hire a taxi. Parking areas are located on both sides of the entry gate.

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When to Get There

The cemetery is open daily throughout the year. While the grounds are stunning throughout the year, they’re at their most beautiful in springtime when the azaleas and camellias are in bloom.

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Bonaventure Cemetery Tour App

If you can’t visit during the weekend when guided tours are offered, consider downloading the app from the Bonaventure Historical Society. This mobile guide to the cemetery grounds recreates the tour experience on your mobile device, complete with information at 31 stops throughout the grounds.

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