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Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange to visit Bonaventure Cemetery and other attractions in Savannah using our Savannah tour planner.
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  • This place is beautiful landscaping is amazing stones are beautiful also. Great history there loved every minute of it. It was just before hurricane Mathew so didn't spend as much time as I wanted to ...  read more »
  • Bonaventure Cemetary is well worth the extra drive to the edge of the city. You could spend hours strolling or driving through this gorgeous Cemetary brimming with history. It is so photogenic, you'll...  read more »
  • After seeing the movie, 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,' I had always wanted to visit this cemetery. Unfortunately, the famous statue, 'Bird Girl,' is no longer in the cemetery (but you can ...  read more »
  • The Bonaventure was really neat to visit. It was a sweltering hot day and that detracted a bit from the visit, but there was a great deal of shade to be found. There were so many interesting gravesites to visit and history to absorb. Near the back of the cemetery, there are some nice views of the river.
  • Absolutely beautiful place. The Spanish moss made it look creepy cool. I'll be back this weekend. Only down fall is that they close to early. I'd love to tour this place at night
  • Beautiful, haunting and meditative place. Don't miss the memory garden next store. Walk. Early morning or late afternoon for the light, and for more peace and quiet. I'd be buried here if I were from Savannah!
  • Wonderful place filled with beautiful plants and animal life, as well as period design and architecture—a mix of history and art. Definitely take a tour if you're visiting Savannah.
  • Very cool old cemetery. The one thing I would change is making it easier to navigate to the "famous spots". Right now it seems like you just drive around in hopes of seeing the attractions.
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