Explore Savannah’s famous Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided, 2-hour 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. 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 place their final resting place.
Tour Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery
Learn from local tour guide and storyteller Shannon Scott
Hear stories about those who are buried here and their connection to Savannah
Thank heavens there is a no-cancellation policy - yes, really! We started to rethink booking this tour, but no regrets now since this is one of our best memories of Savannah. Tour guide Dawn also of 6th World Sense was interesting, informative, and delightfully entertaining. She sang a medley of songs by songwriter Savannah native Johnny Mercer. Who knew that we were so familiar with his works! This tour is well worth your time and money.
Very fun tour! Our guide was AWESOME and gave us so much detail and history and facts. It was a hot day, but so worth it. I would definitely recommend bringing some water and wearing comfortable shoes. Make sure that your phone is charged so that you can take some pictures!
Shannon Scott should win an award for his amazing story telling abilities. He made the dead come alive for us as we toured this beautiful old cemetery with all of it's amazing monuments, plantings and dead people! This tour is more than just your average cemetery tour. There is such beauty all around you as you walk through and the carved monuments are truly works of art. Shannon was fabulous and he made this a very special tour for the four of us. It was a rather cold start to the day so our walking tour became a driving tour as Shannon was keeping in mind our comfort. Thank you, Shannon. We hope that we will return to Savannah again some day and we will definitely be doing this tour again, especially if it's with you! Mary, Mike, Ann and Clay
Truly amazing! I felt like I was with my coolest professor from college. We were really amazed at all the great information and how it was presented in such an interesting way. Our favorite part of the trip!!!o
This is a mixed review because there was a mix up in our reservation.
The tour itself and our guide from Sixth Sense was excellent-- definitely 5 stars for sixth sense. Only problem is we booked with a different tour Shannon Scott and when they started checking us in they said Viator is a different group but there were no other groups there so we started to get concerned and my husband started walking around to try to find someone else. When our actual guide showed up he said that Shannon Scott didn't have enough for a group that afternoon and asked him to take us so it worked out in the end and as I said the tour was very good.
However we have booked tours all over the world with Viator and never had any problem just excellent results. It would have been nice for our original tour guide to have sent us an email explaining the situation which we would have totally understood. That would have prevented a few quite unpleasant moments when we thought we were going to be abandoned and out our 50. We have always felt completely confident in booking with Viator-- and recommended you to others-- but our confidence now is just a bit shaken.