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Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Explore Savannah’s famous Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then discover the cemetery’s scenery and stories with tour guide, storyteller, historian, author and artist Shannon Scott or his talented assistants. See where death and beauty meet and learn about the symbolism, art, architecture and burial traditions of the Victorian Age and other periods. Hear about famous lyricist Johnny Mercer, underground poet Conrad Aiken, maritime hero Josiah Tattnall and many more who call this special spot their final resting place.
  • Tour Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery
  • Learn from a local tour guide and storyteller
  • Hear stories about those who are buried here and their connection to Savannah
  • Select from a morning or afternoon departure time
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Professional guide
Professional art historian guide
Local guide
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DVD (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Signed Poster Art (Available For Purchase)
2XR4+R6 Savannah , 2XR4+R64 Savannah, GA, USA

Bonaventure Cemetery Visitor Parking Area 330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, United States https://maps.app.goo.gl/jTPBc7XsDuXZ1mdQA

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please check your Parking & Meeting Instructions
  • Wheelchair accessible, but there are uneven surfaces that may require a helper
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Shannon Scott
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "I would recommend going in the morning or on a cool day as it was hot at the time of our tour, 2:00 in the afternoon." See review
  • "I would highly recommend this tour on your trip to Savannah!" See review

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star-5
Fabulous fact filled tour!!
Lori_C
, Jul 2022
Shannon did an amazing job sharing numerous stories and historical facts with us as we walked the grounds of the cemetery. There was way more information surrounding Bonaventure that I ever expected!!
star-5
Richie was a great story...
Jack_C
, Jun 2022
Richie was a great story teller owner showed up with umbrellas and water they went above and beyond !
star-5
Good story teller!!
Denise_A
, May 2022
Our guide gave the best description of Jim Williams murder of Danny and the larger story - I have ever heard given and I’ve heard a lot of them. Also of the plantation house dinner/bonfire…
star-5
Walking tour Bonaventure cemetery
Mary_H
, May 2022
Loved learning about Savannah history. Shannon was interesting to listen to. I really liked the respect he has for the cemetery & it history. I highly recommend taking this tour
star-4
Wonderful tour!!!
Debbie_T
, May 2022
We loved Jessica!! She did a wonderful job!! You can tell she is very passionate about passing on these stories!!!
star-5
Excellent
Sheryl_B
, May 2022
Everything. Tour guide was so interesting. History and art, and Hollywood all combined! Loved it. Beautiful beautiful beautiful
star-5
Worth the experience .
Charlene_M
, May 2022
Our guide, Rich was very knowledgeable and included stories about local heroes. This experience was worth the trip from downtown, Savannah.
star-5
Awesome!
Margaret_D
, Apr 2022
Everything was wonderful.. Suzannecwas a great guide. Very knowledgeable and could easily answer any questions that were asked of her.
star-5
Great tour, a bit long!
Anonymous
, Apr 2022
Wonderful tour and excellent tour guide! Since it doesnt include transportation, we were worried that we wouldn't be able to catch an uber/lyft out there, but that turned out not to be a problem and we made it out there and back just fine. It was a bit longer than we expected and we were beginning to grow tired of walking on a warm day so be sure to wear your walking shoes, and bring water, and sun screen and even bug spray if you tend to attract bugs. However, the walk through the cemetary was beautiful and filled with history and stories. My favorite parts were seeing the Mercer plot, and learning about Little Gracie. I recommend this tour for your next trip to Savannah.
star-5
Beautiful
Carol_W
, Apr 2022
Jessica was a fantastic tour guide. Her passion and love for the people buried there is evident. Loved the history.
star-5
Great experience!
Marisa_L
, Apr 2022
The Bonaventure tour was great! Our guide was very knowledgeable. Way better than trying to explore the cemetery on your own
star-5
Good pace
John_C
, Apr 2022
Rich was friendly, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. Pace was just right, not too fast or too slow.
star-2
No show
Shawn_T
, Apr 2022
We had almost arrived at the cemetery when we received a text that the guide was stuck in a major traffic accident and would not arrive at all. The tour company did not have any other guides available. We downloaded a guide for $4 and it was great.
star-5
Shannon is a true story...
Dugald_C
, Apr 2022
Shannon is a true story teller. Made the history of the cemetery and the stories of those resting there very intriguing and enlightening.
star-5
A good adventure
Rosemary_O
, Apr 2022
Shannon was a superb guide. His tour of Bonaventure guarantees a fact filled and fun introduction to the history of Savannah. He enthusiastically shares stories of graveyard personalities! He easily answers questions.
star-5
What a tour!
Robin_P
, Apr 2022
Shannon was amazing. He relayed facts and tied them to the cemetery through his personal interactions with some of its residents. We were very surprised to learn the role such a place once played in our culture (you’ll have to go see him to find out). The entire 2+ hours was a steady stream of fascinating facts and funny stories. Don’t do Bonaventure without a guide and accept no other than Shannon Scott!
star-5
Shannon was exceptionally...
Sharon_Z
, Mar 2022
Shannon was exceptionally knowledgeable, well spoken, a perfect voice volume for a tour guide. Highly recommend him.
star-5
Fun and informative tour!
Tony_V
, Mar 2022
A very fun and informative tour. Loved the focus on the history of the cemetery the symbolism, and also the ties to the book (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil). “You can’t make this stuff up!”
star-5
Interesting Stories
JeniferA_G
, Mar 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out several interesting details that might have gone unnoticed. The pace was comfortable and the land fairly flat. She also relayed several interesting stories about some of the people buried there and the history of the cemetery.
star-5
Our guide was friendly...
Rebecca_S
, Mar 2022
Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. He showed us many details we would have missed had we toured the cemetery alone.

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