8) Bonaventure Cemetery

Fun things to do in Savannah : Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA.

330 Bonaventure Road
Thunderbolt, Ga, 31404

Bonaventure Cemetery is over 170 years old and covers 160 acres. It is one of the world's most beautiful cemeteries. There are many elaborate headstones and mausoleums. Also, there are many unusual tombstones and one of the most unique is in the shape of a piano. The interesting tombstones and vaults, the colorful camellias and azaleas, and the wonderful old live oak, dogwood and magnolia trees have made the cemetery one of the most photographed in the country.

Many of Savannah's statesmen, citizens and soldiers are buried in Bonaventure Cemetery in the shade of 250-year-old moss-laden oak trees. Savannah founders Noble Wimberly Jones and Edward Telfair are buried here along with some prominent Civil War Generals. In more recent years, famous Savannah celebrities laid to rest in Bonaventure include singer and lyricist Johnny Mercer and poet Conrad Aiken.

Time to spend: 4 hours to entire day

Hours: Daily 8:00a - 5:00p

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