If the stones of Bonaventure Cemetery could talk, they would narrate some of Savannah's most dramatic stories. Located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, the cemetery shot to fame in 1994 when it became a setting for a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. A quiet place of oaks, lawn sculptures, and dripping Spanish moss, the cemetery attracts visitors with its eerie feel, which inspired writer John Berendt to call it "the garden of good and evil." As you stroll through the cemetery, look for the graves of poet Conrad Aiken, actress Edythe Chapman, and songwriter Johnny Mercer. Bonaventure Cemetery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
Bonaventure Cemetery reviews
Just the scenery alone is well worth a stroll around. Beautiful setup with moss covered trees around this gorgeous cemetery. Plenty of history to add in to this and it’s a must see for anyone in..... more »
If you are rattling around Savannah, take time to visit this cemetery. The moss-laden live oaks cast their limbs over melancholy statues protecting the dead. No admission fee and even if you have... more »
The cemetery is beautiful and the scenery is amazing. I only took off the one star because i was hoping for a recommendation of a trail or something rather than just walking around. If i had taken a tour im sure i would have had a much better experience. It is also very nice that you can drive around to avoid the heat.
This is an absolutely amazing Cemetery. Just taking the time to slowly drive through and look at the mausoleums, tombs, stones, and figures. It is definitely worth taking the trip four cultural as well as a historic perspective. Does Cemetery goes back a couple hundred years and the sheer beauty of the Headstones and surrounding Flora will mesmerize you.
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