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Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

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1,131 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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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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Relaxed and informative tour
Kathy_H, Jun 2021
Bonaventure Cemetery Walking Tour with Transportation
Bonaventure Cemetery is a beautiful place with a fascinating history and Tim was an extremely knowledgeable guide. He told so many interesting stories about the people buried there and gave lots of history of Savannah in general. It was a very informative and enjoyable tour.
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History at Bonaventure Cemetery
Christine_B, May 2021
Bonaventure Cemetery Walking Tour with Transportation
Tim, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the cemetery, its patrons/guests and Savannah. Extra southern hospitality offered, super clean van, prompt pickup, and well paced tour.
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Bonaventure cemetery
Elaine_O, Jul 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
Shannon was a wonderful tour guide full of wonderful stories. Savannah has a rich history full of interesting people and Shannon made their stories come alive. A must Savannah tour!
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Great Bonaventure Tour
Brian_M, Jul 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
Shannon was knowledgeable, funny and a great story teller. We definitely enjoyed our visit because of him.
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Awesome Experience!
Kara_D, Jun 2021
Bonaventure Cemetery Walking Tour with Transportation
Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. He was prompt with pickups and provided us with cold water, it was a great experience!
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Learn about symbolism and rituals on this great tour
Melanie_W, Jul 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
Susannah was a great guide. Very passionate and knowledgeable! We learned a lot and got to see a lot! Definitely recommend if you want to learn about the symbolism on the gravesites and learn about the Victorian era rituals
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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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So much interesting history.
Nancy_C, Jun 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
This tour is awesome. Shannon was amazing and so knowledgeable about Bonaventure Cemetery. I was in Savannah for 5 days and this tour was my favorite.
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Best Bonaventure Adventure
Ron, Jul 2021
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey
Shannon’s knowledge and delivery are amazing. We could have listened to him all day. His pre tour and during tour attention were unmatched.
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Fantastic tour!!
Christy_T, Jun 2021
Bonaventure Cemetery Walking Tour with Transportation
Fantastic tour! The hotel pickup was super nice! We didn’t have to figure out where to go to get on. Tim was so knowledgeable about the history of Savannah as well as the cemetery. I would definitely recommend this tour, we really enjoyed it!
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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!👍👍

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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