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Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey

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Thunderbolt, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Savannah’s famous Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then discover the cemetery’s scenery and stories with tour guide, storyteller, historian, author and artist Shannon Scott or his talented assistants. See where death and beauty meet and learn about the symbolism, art, architecture and burial traditions of the Victorian Age and other periods. Hear about famous lyricist Johnny Mercer, underground poet Conrad Aiken, maritime hero Josiah Tattnall and many more who call this special spot their final resting place.
  • Tour Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery
  • Learn from a local tour guide and storyteller
  • Hear stories about those who are buried here and their connection to Savannah
  • Select from a morning or afternoon departure time
Professional guide
Professional art historian guide
Local guide
Gratuities
DVD (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Signed Poster Art (Available For Purchase)

Departure Point

330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Park wherever you see cars less The City of Savannah lot next to the caretaker house.
  • Wheelchair accessible, but there are uneven surfaces that may require a helper
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Journey?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I would definitely recommend bringing some water and wearing comfortable shoes." See review
  • "Unless you really love history or graveyards - this type of tour is not exciting." See review

Reviews

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Wnoderful guide
Nadine_M
, Aug 2020
Shannon was an excellent guide and a good story teller. Thanks. He mentioned several books during the tour and then texted them to me afterwards.
star-5
Amazing
MadalynneHoneycutt
, Jul 2020
The tours was so worth the money. The cemetery was such a wonderful beautiful place to visit. I recommend the morning tour of the cemetery cause it in the shade and not hot.
star-5
Great tour!
Linda W
, Jan 2020
Jessica was our guide and she was full of wonderful information. She has vast knowledge of Savannah history and the cemetery. Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed the tour and we will be back! Thank you.
star-5
A Tour to remember
johnston602
, Dec 2019
This was an excellent experience and very memorable. Shannon was very well spoken and kept my family engaged throughout the entire tour. I would highly recommend visiting this historical site and using Shannon Scott as your guide. Thank you!!
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left in the middle of nowhere
FellowTraveler643179
, Nov 2019
Informative but cheesy. Our guide tried but I think she had other things on her mind. If I had to go again I would pick another tour. When they tour completed she said we are done. Head that way. Then we all got lost after walking forever. Loved the cemetery not the tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
I am so sorry for your experience! If you look at our other reviews, you will see that this experience is NOT "the Norm" for us. Please reach out to us and let us know how we can make this up to you if any way possible.
star-5
Excellent!
gl0riatennis
, Nov 2019
Beautiful cemetery - filled with history -and interesting stories. Shannon was an excellent tour guide and went above and beyond in making our tour special - on John Mercer’s birthday day! Will come back!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Awesome! Look forward to it :)
star-5
Very educational tour!
Misa S
, Nov 2019
Our tour guide, Jessica was amazing. She works for Shannon and they do a lot of research on Bonaventure including contacting the plot family to find out the stories. As a trained librarian and artist, Jessica was very knowledgeable about the history of Savannah, Bonaventure, how cemetery plot worked and stories behind the sculptures. I don't remember the dates, but I remember the stories because they were fascinating and Jessica painted a clear picture for us. I'm glad the weather was cool and nice that we didn't need a bug spray. We ended up walking 2 hours stopping at many plots on a leisurely pace. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you so much! I will let Jess know :)
star-5
Walking tour thru the beautiful Bonaventure cemetery
Susan N
, Nov 2019
Our guide Jessica was a wonderful guide sharing her knowledge and love of this genuinely beautiful place. One was easily transported to the Victorian era where Jessica brought the history alive with her storytelling and her descriptions . Thanks Jessica!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you! Will pass the rave on to Jess :) Hope to see you again :)
star-4
Interesting, but no time management
Jill Z
, Nov 2019
Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Only minus was that she spent too much time telling us about a very few sites and ran over the scheduled 2 hour time by 45 minutes. Would have preferred to have shortened spiels about many more of the great sites in the cemetery.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you and we appreciate opinions and feedback. :) Please consider roaming with us again!
star-5
Fascinating and beautiful
shelma35
, Nov 2019
Great tour and so informative. Learned a lot while strolling through ancient live oaks and in many cases amazing statues/memorials. Highly recommend!

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