If the stones of Bonaventure Cemetery could talk, they would narrate some of Savannah's most dramatic stories. Located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, the cemetery shot to fame in 1994 when it became a setting for a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. A quiet place of oaks, lawn sculptures, and dripping Spanish moss, the cemetery attracts visitors with its eerie feel, which inspired writer John Berendt to call it "the garden of good and evil." As you stroll through the cemetery, look for the graves of poet Conrad Aiken, actress Edythe Chapman, and songwriter Johnny Mercer. Bonaventure Cemetery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
Tours To Bonaventure Cemetery
Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Walking Tour with Transportation BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $30
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Group Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $56
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Bonaventure Cemetery Reviews
Large extensive cemetery with plenty of history. The app guide was very essential as it highlighted all that one should see. more »
Bonaventure is large enough to get lost in. More importantly with a guide, you can get lost in the stories of history,. The famous and the infamous lie within this soil. more »
The cemetery is beautiful and the scenery is amazing. I only took off the one star because i was hoping for a recommendation of a trail or something rather than just walking around. If i had taken a tour im sure i would have had a much better experience. It is also very nice that you can drive around to avoid the heat.
This is an absolutely amazing Cemetery. Just taking the time to slowly drive through and look at the mausoleums, tombs, stones, and figures. It is definitely worth taking the trip four cultural as well as a historic perspective. Does Cemetery goes back a couple hundred years and the sheer beauty of the Headstones and surrounding Flora will mesmerize you.
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