Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah

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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, Savannah Edition.
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  • This is a must see attraction while visiting Savannah. The beautiful and interesting grounds are a pleasure to stroll through. We recommend taking one of the many tours offered. Some are better than o...  more »
  • Bonaventure Cemetery is one of those places you'll recall visiting for years to come. Even if all you do is stroll the green, beautiful paths and ponder those who've one to their eternal reward, it's ...  more »
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  • On our way to downtown Savannah we stopped here and did a self guided tour. Very interesting place! The staff is very knowledgeable! If you have time to take a tour with a guide, I highly recommend it!
  • Stories with drama, intrigue, legend and history...all from our kind and knowledgeable guide, Lisa Marie. You will learn about Savannah from the way they expressed their remembrance of the dead during this cemetery tour. This is a tour unlike any other and the very highlight of my trip to Savannah!

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