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Bonaventure Cemetery Tours

Where Death & Beauty Meet

Quick Details

  • Start times: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (times subject to seasonal change)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • No age limit
  • 1 mile distance
  • We hold the Bonaventure Cemetery tours rain or shine, so please dress accordingly
  • Bring your camera, water, bug spray, and a good pair of walking shoes

One of the oldest sayings in Savannah is, “No visit to Savannah is complete without a visit to Bonaventure Cemetery,” and with 800,000 people a year exploring 150+ acres of natural splendor mixed with statues, ironwork, and some of Savannah’s most famous reposed lying in state, you’ll soon understand why this should be at the very top of your Savannah-To-Do-Bucket-List! And, if you’re a present fan or one to be of “Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil,” this Savannah walking tour is a no-brainer. A number of the “characters” are buried here, and the cemetery itself is a setting for some of the book’s important scenes.

Originally a 1750’s plantation that became Savannah’s great park during both Industrial Revolutions, Bonaventure became not only Savannah’s chief escapist place, but true to Savannah form, their setting for cocktail hour at sunset! Because of all this it was, and still remains, a great point of pride that we became the first company to offer daily cemetery tours in Bonaventure; to share her secrets and her serenity with visitors from all over the world!

Most guests comment that they wish they had made this tour the very first thing they’d done in Savannah, to help them grasp more about the city as a whole, and we couldn’t agree more!

History and points of interest on the most complete Bonaventure tour available:

  • Bonaventure Plantation: The history
  • Freemasonry: Secret societies revealed
  • Little Gracie: Savannah’s guardian angel
  • Johnny Mercer: 1,568 songs, 4 Oscars & Moon River
  • Conrad Aiken: Poetry & martinis at sunset
  • John Walz: Savannah’s greatest sculptor
  • Harry Hervey: Screenwriter & novelist
  • Corinne Lawton: Romantic rebel
  • Symbolism, funerary rites, & much more!

(*) This list represents a partial picture of this Savannah cemetery tour, but some sites may not be covered due to guide prerogatives, other tour crowds, or legal time restrictions on certain sites per Savannah laws.

Photography: Permitted.

Accessibility: All sidewalks and parks have handicap access.

Restrooms: Limited availability. Please refresh prior to arrival.

Alcohol: NOT permitted.

Smoking: NOT permitted.

Pets: Service animals only please.

Location: Click here for directions. Tours begin inside the Jewish entrance of Bonaventure Cemetery by the picnic tables (330 Bonaventure Rd., Savannah, GA 31404)