Located on the banks of the Wilmington River, Bonaventure Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Savannah, Georgia, and has been a world-famous tourist destination for more than 150 years. It’s the final resting place for a number of beloved Savannah residents, from military generals to poets. The Southern Gothic cemetery is also home to massive moss-draped oaks, historic architecture, and beautiful, unique sculptures. Visitors of all ages are invited to embark on a Bonaventure Cemetery Tour to learn more about this mysterious and charming place. The next time you visit Savannah, book your stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn and spend an afternoon exploring Bonaventure Cemetery.
Take a Bonaventure Cemetery Tour
6th Sense Tours
Since 1995, 6th Sense World Tours has been hosting some of the best guided walking tours in Savannah. Their Bonaventure Cemetery Tour features two full hours of storytelling and strolling through the cemetery’s 100+ acres. You’ll learn all about its inhabitants, history, and the symbolism behind its many statues. Cemetery tours are offered daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Private tours are available by appointment.
Shannon Scott Tours
Shannon Scott is storyteller, historian, artist, and author who lives in Savannah. He also hosts a number of private Bonaventure Cemetery tours including informative day tours, night tours, and bone-chilling ghost tours. Each adventure is tailor-made to suit your interests and is at least 2 hours in length. Tours are typically available Monday through Friday and reservations are highly recommended, so be sure to call ahead!
Savannah Bonaventure Dash Tours
Savannah Bonaventure Dash Tours offers a 2-hour walking tour of Bonaventure Cemetery with convenient round-trip transportation right from our inn. Throughout the tour, an experienced guide will share the life stories of notable Savannah residents like Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, Pulitzer Prize poet Conrad Aiken, and any more. Tours are held daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and admission is just $25 for adults and $15 for children.
Explore On Your Own!
Visitors are also welcome to take a self-guided walking tour of Bonaventure Cemetery. Maps, brochures, and public restrooms are available on-site. There are also free guided tours hosted by Bonaventure Historical Society volunteers every second Sunday at 2, 2:30, and 3 p.m. Tours normally last about one hour, and group tours can be arranged upon request. The cemetery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Come Home to the Presidents’ Quarters Inn
After you visit Bonaventure Cemetery, take a short trip back to our historic Savannah bed and breakfast and relax! You can end your day with a lovely selection of afternoon cocktails and snacks in our courtyard, then enjoy a peaceful nights sleep in one of our beautiful rooms or suites. Join us for a delicious gourmet breakfast the next morning and tell us all about your adventures in Bonaventure. We look forward to having you!
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