Bonaventure Cemetery


330 Bonaventure Rd
Savannah, GA 31404

Phone: 912-651-6843

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Daily 8am- 5pm

Type:
Cemetery, Historic Sites, Sightseeing


10BEST Says

Sightseeing, Free Things to Do, Historic Sites, Romantic Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities: This storied 150-year-old cemetery, perched on the bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, is at once beautiful and haunting. The final resting place for may famous Savannahians, among them lyricist Johnny Mercer and poet Conrad Aiken, the 160-acre cemetery features striking monuments, elaborate burial vaults and grand live oak trees. Visitors will enjoy exploring the gravesites, many of which date back to the mid-19th century, and taking in the breathtaking view of the nearby river. While visitors will have plenty to keep them occupied in the main section of the cemetery, those who want the full Bonaventure experience should also visit the cemetery's Greenwich section, which requires a drive or hike around neighboring Forest Lawn Cemetery. The journey is well worth it: among the treasures in the Greenwich section are a reflection pond that was used in several early 20th-century silent films and a scenic view of the river and marsh.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Sightseeing, Free Things to Do, Historic Sites, Romantic Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities: "If you're not up for navigating Bonaventure on your own, take a tour of the cemetery with Shannon Scott Tours. The company's daytime and evening tours give a fascinating glimpse into the cemetery's history and folklore."

Best for Sightseeing Because: Bonaventure Cemetery is arguably one of the most picturesque burial grounds in the Southeast. The 19th-century cemetery has breathtaking river views and fascinating historic tombstones.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Overlooking the Wilmington River and teeming with breathtaking live oak trees, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Savannah--and anywhere.

Best for Historic Sites Because: Historic Bonaventure Cemetery has gravesites dating back to the mid-1800s including those of several notable Savannahians. The cemetery's live oak trees and waterfront views are magnificent.

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Gorgeous views of the river, historic gravesites and sweeping live oak trees make the afterlife a romantic venture at Bonaventure Cemetery.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Sightseeing, Free Things to Do, Historic Sites, Romantic Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities: This storied 150-year-old cemetery, perched on the bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, is at once beautiful and haunting. The final resting place for may famous Savannahians, among them lyricist Johnny Mercer and poet Conrad Aiken, the 160-acre cemetery features striking monuments, elaborate burial vaults and grand live oak trees. Visitors will enjoy exploring the gravesites, many of which date back to the mid-19th century, and taking in the breathtaking view of the nearby river. While visitors will have plenty to keep them occupied in the main section of the cemetery, those who want the full Bonaventure experience should also visit the cemetery's Greenwich section, which requires a drive or hike around neighboring Forest Lawn Cemetery. The journey is well worth it: among the treasures in the Greenwich section are a reflection pond that was used in several early 20th-century silent films and a scenic view of the river and marsh.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Sightseeing, Free Things to Do, Historic Sites, Romantic Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities: "If you're not up for navigating Bonaventure on your own, take a tour of the cemetery with Shannon Scott Tours. The company's daytime and evening tours give a fascinating glimpse into the cemetery's history and folklore."

Best for Sightseeing Because: Bonaventure Cemetery is arguably one of the most picturesque burial grounds in the Southeast. The 19th-century cemetery has breathtaking river views and fascinating historic tombstones.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Overlooking the Wilmington River and teeming with breathtaking live oak trees, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Savannah--and anywhere.

Best for Historic Sites Because: Historic Bonaventure Cemetery has gravesites dating back to the mid-1800s including those of several notable Savannahians. The cemetery's live oak trees and waterfront views are magnificent.

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Gorgeous views of the river, historic gravesites and sweeping live oak trees make the afterlife a romantic venture at Bonaventure Cemetery.

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