Key points about this tour:
During this 2 Hour Daytime Tour, you'll explore The South's most famed Victorian Cemetery with Bonaventure's most tenured storyists.
Stories will prompt, laughter, introspection, amazement and at times, tears!
Little Gracie, Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken & More
Freemasonry, Secret Societies
Funerary traditions, symbolism in burial art
Meeting Place and Check In Time
We meet at the River Bluff parking lot of Bonaventure Cemetery located at 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404
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*Arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour
What is not included?
Gratuity for your tour guide is not included but is greatly appreciated.
No refreshments are included in your tour, but please feel free to bring your own bottle of water. No other food or drink is allowed inside the cemetery.
We recommend that you dress comfortably and wear shoes for walking as you will be on your feet for the majority of the tour.
Bathrooms are available at front entrance with Port-O-Lets avail an hour into tour etc
Join your devoted and very knowledgeable guide, Shannon Scott or guide, Alyssa Terrell for an insider’s view into the intriguing past of the historic cemetery and its departed inhabitants.
On this 2 hour 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 & 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!