Bonaventure Cemetary, Savannah

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330 Bonaventure Rd. Savannah, GA Phone: 912.651.6843
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    by chattygirl7491 Written Nov 5, 2015

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    More pics from my visit here ... even though we were only in town for 2 days we came here twice so that lets you know home much I enjoyed strolling around this peaceful gorgeous cemetery. Some find cemeteries sad or spooky .. I find them peaceful and like the status and landscaping.

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    Bonaventure Cemetery

    by brkilbourne Updated Nov 2, 2014

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    For some tourist Bonaventure Cemetery is A Garden of Good & Evil sort of thing for others and locals it is a beautifull place for a walk. Situated on a beautiful bluff overlooking a river Bonaventure Cemetery has some unusual headstones memorializing the deceased. One of my favorite is an organ for a music store owner. It is still being used for burials so if one is occurring when you are there please be respectful & stay away.

    Directions: Head East on Victory Dr. Hwy 80, towards the beach. Take a left on Whatley Ave in Thunderbolt a small adjoining town. Bonoventure is on the right at the end of the road.

    Gracy
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    An Intriguing Cemetery: Bonaventure Cemetery

    by charlenemixa Written Aug 10, 2014

    Our visit to Savannah had us taking the tour for the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". Part of the tour took us to the Bonaventure Cemetery. The book and movie include scenes at the most intriguing cemetery so we were exciting to see this infamous cemetery. Our guide on the Tour was a "cemetery buff" and even planned to write a book about cemeteries. He gave us an indepth tour and understanding of cemeteries, why and how tombstones were selected, and so much more. It was amazing and he really educated and entertained us on cemeteries. Made the tour and visit to Bonaventure Cemetery memorable!

    Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd. Savannah, GA

    Directions: U. S. 80 east of Savannah. 1 mile after Skidaway Ave turn left on Whatley Rd. As Whatley turns right it becomes Fennel St., Bonaventure Road is a slight left. Cemetery is 1 mile on the right.

    Phone: Phone: 912.651.6843

    Website: http://roadsidegeorgia.com/site/bonaventure.html

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  • A Perfect Mix of Man's Humanity and God's Glory

    by ghmercer Updated Mar 29, 2011

    Bonaventure had been high on my list since taking a "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" tour years ago. This time I went alone with my camera. Being a spiritual person, this place just became almost surreal in its beauty and peacefulness and grandeur! So much love and detail has gone into what these precious people's families did for them through the centuries to honor their passing! The man- made artistry at each gravesite is breathtaking in itself. But the giant live oaks with those branches spread so wide and literally dripping Spanish moss; azaleas of every color... and dogwood and wisteria and camelias and on and on and on blooming themselves to all their glory; the blue, blue of the river that winds around it...all of it is so perfectly lovely and peaceful that you can easily feel the sacredness of your surroundings. The scripture "Be still and know that I am God" becomes very real in this beautiful place. Experience Savannah and its wonderful tours first, but don't leave without time spent at Bonaventure....preferably wandering and taking it in outside the limitations of a group tour.

    Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd. Savannah, GA

    Directions: U. S. 80 east of Savannah. 1 mile after Skidaway Ave turn left on Whatley Rd. As Whatley turns right it becomes Fennel St., Bonaventure Road is a slight left. Cemetery is 1 mile on the right.

    Phone: Phone: 912.651.6843

    Website: http://roadsidegeorgia.com/site/bonaventure.html

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    Exploring Bonaventure Cemetery

    by Inna_S Updated Sep 27, 2009

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    You could spend hours walking around this cemetery. There are many beautiful tombstones and statues, all with spanish moss in the background to add to their eerie, forgotten look. There is a building at the entrance to the cemetery where you can get a map, but I did not find the map helpful. Best to just walk around and keep your eyes open.

    Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd. Savannah, GA

    Directions: U. S. 80 east of Savannah. 1 mile after Skidaway Ave turn left on Whatley Rd. As Whatley turns right it becomes Fennel St., Bonaventure Road is a slight left. Cemetery is 1 mile on the right.

    Phone: Phone: 912.651.6843

    Website: http://roadsidegeorgia.com/site/bonaventure.html

    statue at the cemetery cat at a child's gravesite another statue sad facial expression

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    Bonaventure Cemetery

    by PA2AKgirl Written Sep 19, 2006

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    Bonaventure Cemetery is slightly more out of the way. And maybe it’s usually not necessary to put 2 different cemeteries on a page, but this case is an exception. The cemetery is noted for a couple reasons. Many very wealthy former residents of Savannah are buried at this one—so I guess it’s societies place to be for the afterlife. Also, if you have read “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” or seen the movie, then you are familiar with the statue of the girl known as the “bird girl” who was originally here. Don’t come here to see her, though—after the movie, she was moved to the museum. People were defacing that statue which I think is absolutely cruel and disrespectful on a number of levels. She was located at the Trosdal plot if you do want to see where she was.

    Address: Wheaton Street

    Directions: Coming in from Tybee or Thunderbolt, follow signs.

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    Bonaventure Cemetery

    by draguza Written Dec 9, 2005

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    Bonaventure Cemetery was recently made famous by the book and movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Sometimes spelled "Bonadventure", this is a large, eerie cemetery at the bank of the river.

    It is well worth a visit when you're in the Savannah area. The gravestones and monuments in this cemetery are often large, beautifully carved, and unique. I recommend taking a lot of film, because there are many plots with art that is worth photographing. The color in the cemetery tends to look almost monochromatic in the heat of the day.

    Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd.

    Directions: North of U. S. 80 on east side of Savannah

    Phone: 912.651.6843

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    by sarahjayn Written May 28, 2005

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    This cemetery is probably most famous because it used to be home to "the Bird Girl" statue that was featured on the cover to the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. For a while, the statue was removed because curious fans of the book / movie were damaging other statues / memorials in the cemetery in order to get a peek at it. I'm not sure if it has been put back or not yet.
    The cemetery is worth a visit, anyway, though I am a big fan of cemeteries. If you are going to go, bring some paper and crayons to make rubbings of the gravemarkers. There's some really beautiful and interesting inscriptions.

    Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd., Savannah, Georgia, 31404

    Directions: North of U. S. 80 on east side of Savannah

    Phone: 912.651.6843

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    by Azonie Updated Feb 6, 2005

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    You will need to spend about 3-4 hours here in order to fully appreciate the history and the beauty behind this place.. You might want to bring a lunch or something to snack on because we were there for about 4 hours and would have stayed longer but we were horribly hungry and had to leave.

    :-) We'll be back though.

    An area of Bonaventure

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    by Azonie Written Feb 6, 2005

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    You will have to spend at least 3-4 hours here in order to get the full appreciation of this place..We spent half a day there and would have spent longer but we started to really get hungry so we HAD to leave. :-) We will be going back though.

    Little Gracie

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    Bonaventure Cemetery

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 15, 2006

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    Old Cemetery featured in movie 'Midnight in the Garden of evil'. features above ground crypts similiar to New Orleans

    Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd

    Phone: 912.651.6843

    Website: http://roadsidegeorgia.com/site/bonaventure.html

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    Bonaventure Cemetary!

    by Azonie Written Feb 5, 2005

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    Truly one of THE most spectacular Memorial parks EVER! A must see is Little Gracies memorial and Johhny Mercer's..One sad the other very unique.

    Just a TON of history here!

    Address: North of U. S. 80 on east side of Savannah

    Directions: Take U. S. 80 east of Savannah. 1.0 miles after Skidaway Avenue turn left on Whatley Road. As Whatley turns right and becomes Fennel St., Bonaventure Road is a slight left. In a mile, the cemetery is on the right.
    330 Bonaventure Rd.
    Savannah, GA

    Phone: Phone: 912.651.6843

    Website: http://roadsidegeorgia.com/site/bonaventure.html

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