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Bonaventure Cemetery: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 08:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-3295
+1 912-651-6843
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Reviewed yesterday

Although I appreciate the history of the Bonaventure Cemetery, it’s simply a cemetery. There were no guides, the office was closed and there were no maps or brochures available. I wouldn’t recommend taking the time to visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Terry E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Use the 5 dollar app from the historical society. Helps visit the right sites from the novel..Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 396janetp
Reviewed yesterday

Easy to get to, and easy walking. We did not take the tour but did use the guide that they provided and were able to find everything we wanted to see. Even found some distant relatives

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Steven C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed.. must see.. history is amassing and the trees with the moss gives a comfy feeling.. we walked and drive through

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank buckelew2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful, peaceful cemetery set on a former plantation on the Wilmington River - stunning location that is full of interesting and historical markers. I recommend getting the map and stopping for a closer look at some of the beautiful headstones - many with sculptures. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is huge, so it’s not a bad idea to take a tour. We chose instead to drive in and walk through the more picturesque sections, with the aid of a map bought at the visitor centre. You could easily get lost though. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rural321
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Never thought I'd be reviewing a cemetery but here we are. Only had time to drive thru but it was worth it. Calm, peaceful, and a beautiful place. The moss, the history, the feeling of serenity. Would love to return and spend a day wandering...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 449pattij
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went here in the daytime with my family. We only drove through because of time constraints. This is a must see! Large enough to spend hours here! Many great sculptures and old headstones. Beautiful! There are maps at the entrance and free tours offered...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank shawnabanana84
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So many interesting graves. It is so large we were lost, but worth it. It is not too far from the Historic District.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wendy E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bonaventure is a historic cemetery with beautiful monuments. Whether you’re trying to locate a loved one or a historic figure, the computer system allows you to locate the exact spot. This Cemetery would take several days to walk its entirety.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BethT101315
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1 October 2018|
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Response from tribemembers | Reviewed this property |
I took an Uber from the historic district and we traveled by highway part of the way, so it’s hard to know if there would be a safe bike route that did not include the highway. The neighborhood surrounding the cemetery... More
23 January 2018|
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Response from D9447PXjohns | Reviewed this property |
We bought a map and did a self-guided tour. They have graphics of the well-known and big statues obviously shown on the map, as well as graves of historical interest. However, there's probably some insight in a guided tour... More
23 October 2017|
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Response from Mjsnmjsn | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as it’s plastic cups and not partying