Bonaventure Cemetery

Type: Cemetery, Historic Sites, Sightseeing



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Romantic Things to Do: A visit to a cemetery might not immediately come to mind as a romantic outing, but Bonaventure is no ordinary cemetery. The storied 150-year-old resting place of many of Savannah's glitterati, perched...  Read More
Best Attractions & Activities: For more than 150 years this beautifully haunting cemetery has captured the imagination of writers, poets, photographers and filmmakers. In 1771 John Mullryne and his son-in-law, Josiah Tattnall owned...  Read More
Sightseeing, Free Things to Do, Historic Sites: 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...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 8am- 5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

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  • Romantic Things to Do: "Shannon Scott Tours offers daytime and evening tours, offering a fascinating peek into the cemetery's history and folklore."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "If you'd prefer a guided tour of Bonaventure, sign up with for a cemetery tour with Shannon Scott Tours. The company's daytime and evening tours give a fascinating glimpse into the cemetery's history and folklore. Try to book a tour with Shannon himself as he's an enthralling "storyist.""
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Sweeping views of the river, historic gravesites and graceful live oak trees give the afterlife a romantic aura at Bonaventure Cemetery.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: If you're interested in haunted places, this venerable cemetery offers some good chills.

  • Sightseeing, Free Things to Do, Historic Sites: "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.

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