Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah

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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, Savannah Edition.
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  • It a huge graveyard filled with lots of history. If you are into graveyards this is the place for you. You will need to look up info on your own or get a tour to be able to get information on the grav...  more »
  • Finally on this trip to Savannah we made it to the cemetery. It was a very cool experience. To see the age and elaborate graves was amazing. Definitely worth taking a couple hours in a day and walk ar...  more »
  • In a recent 3 day vacation to Savannah I had 2 opportunities to visit the cemetery. I love the history lesson and peaceful surroundings here. Everyone is a bit more reverent in a place like this. I ma...  more »
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  • Peaceful, scenic and historic place. Definitely worth taking a few hours to walk around. You can feel the spiritual energy as soon as you pull in...and we saw a 👻 in a tree! True story
  • Beautiful place to visit. A lot of the supernatural stories you hear in Downtown Savanna have ties here. Best to visit in the spring when the azaleas are in bloom. Can drive through but best to wear comfortable clothes and walk through.
  • A must see - tourist and local alike. Whether you’re visiting a family lot or just there for the scenery, Bonaventure offers a unique Savannah sight that you don’t get in the squares or parks. Heads up: the hours are firm, and no the Waving Girl from “Midnight...” isn’t there anymore (go to the Telfair museum to see her)
  • There is absolutely no way to see the entire place in a day. When you make plans to visit plan for the entire day, then plan on going back again for your next trip to Savannah. It is the most beautiful cemetery you will ever see and the history behind it is phonemonal to say the least.
  • Cemetery where you can drive around stop at some really interesting sculptures made. Really inquisitive to read the dates on the buried. Some dating back to early 1900. Interesting. Take a visit.

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