Bonaventure Cemetery guided day-time tour
Activities

Bonaventure Cemetery guided day-time tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore The South's most famed Victorian Cemetery with Bonaventure's most tenured storyists as you laugh, gasp and cry
  • Get an insider’s view into the intriguing past of the historic cemetery and its departed inhabitants such as Little Gracie Watson and Edythe Chapman
  • Learn about the symbolism, art, architecture and burial traditions that lie beyond the cemetery's gates
What to expect

Join your devoted and very knowledgeable guide for an insider’s view into the intriguing past of the historic cemetery and its departed inhabitants on this guided day tour. Hear stories dating back to the mid-18th century from the days of the Bonaventure Plantation, tales of the cemetery’s opening in 1846 to the present day.

Hear about famed figures that have made their mark on Savannah’s history such as lyricist Johnny Mercer, underground cool poet Conrad Aiken, Maritime hero Josiah Tattnall III, photographer Jack Leigh, Silent film great Edythe Chapman, childhood celebrity Little Gracie Watson, Composer great Professor Weigand and the list goes on.

On this unique day-time tour, you'll learn about the symbolism, art, architecture and burial traditions of the Victorian Age encompassed within Bonaventure Cemetery’s gates. Stories will prompt a laugh, evoke empathy, awe or even cause the listener to shed a tear. But mostly, Bonaventure the place, and this tour will have you coming back for a lifetime. Book your tickets now.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    What's not included
    • Gratuity
    Where

    330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404

    Meeting point:
    • Meet your guide at the outside Riverbluff Parking Lot of Bonaventure Cemetery. Do not drive into the cemetery itself. The parking lot is on the main road, outside of the cemetery, to the immediate right of the large marble sign that reads Bonaventure Cemetery.
    What to remember
    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour
    • Please feel free to bring your own bottle of water. No other food or drink is allowed inside the cemetery
    • It's recommended that you dress comfortably and wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be on your feet for the majority of the tour
    • Bathrooms are available only at the beginning of the tour
    • This tour is wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcome on this tour

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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Shannon Scott Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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