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Bonaventure Cemetery

  • 330 Greenwich Rd. Map It
  • Thunderbolt
  • Cemetery

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

The largest of Savannah's municipal cemeteries, Bonaventure spreads over 160 acres and sits on a bluff above the Wilmington River. Once a plantation, the land became a private cemetery in 1846 and the public cemetery was established in 1907. The scenescape is one of lush natural beauty transposed against the elegant and almost eerie backdrop of lavish marble headstones, monuments, and mausoleums. John Muir reportedly camped at Bonaventure in 1867 on his legendary "thousand-mile walk." Local photographer Jack Leigh, novelist and poet Conrad Aiken, and singer/songwriter Johnny Mercer are among those interred here.

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330 Greenwich Rd., Savannah, Georgia, 31404, United States

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  • Daily 8–5

Published 07/23/2015


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