Hike-in Required
Open Year-round
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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Bonaventure Cemetery is amongst the most notable and historic cemeteries in Georgia. The cemetery occupies a bluff - the former site of the Bonaventure Plantation - above the Wilmington River immediately east of the city of Savannah.The cemetery invites visitors, and generally remains quiet. It's numerous dirt roads encircle the site's perimeter, and provide quiet and spacious walking paths beneath the many live oak trees draped picturesquely in Spanish moss.The cemetery is also a noted stop of the State of Georgia's Camellia Trail. 

As an active cemetery, there are many notable historic figures who rest here. Of particular interest would be the historic section in the southeast corner of the cemetery, where several political figures, writers, and musicians are buried. Sections E and F are the most worthy of visiting. Several benches and tables are located along the river banks at the far end of the cemetery. The building at the cemetery's entrance has a gravesite finder and maps, if looking for any of the more famous figures buried there. The statues are ornate and eye catching.

Bonaventure Cemetery is on the National Registor of Historic Places. The cemetery is open daily from 8am to 5pm. 

The Bonaventure Historical Society visitor center is open Saturdays and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Their website offers a self-guided tour app.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass



Beautiful. Unique. Lots of space.


Biting bugs.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions


ADA accessible
Historically significant
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Flushing toilets


Nearby Lodging + Camping


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