Bonaventure Cemetery is one of the more famous cemeteries, if not the most famous, in Savannah. Bonaventure Cemetery is located just east of Savannah. Bonaventure was actually the second place I visited in Savannah, after capturing the sunrise over Tybee Island.
As far as cemeteries go, it is probably the coolest one I have ever had the pleasure of walking through. The statues and monuments were awesome. Thousands of them. Another thing I found interesting was that a lot of the cemetery was laid out in family plots. In some of them, the same family have been buried for up to 200 years. Many generations all in the same place for eternity. I am sure that has to be comforting in some regards. Some famous people from Savannah are buried in Bonaventure Cemetery including famous crooner Johnny Mercer.
Boneventure Cemetery is one of those places that you need to visit when you come to Savannah. The Cemetery closes early, at 5pm most days, so make sure you get there early. Also, make sure you take water to keep hydrated. It can take a few hours to see everything there is to see in Bonaventure Cemetery and you will surely need some liquids to keep going in the hot Savannah sun.
Most of the cemetery was dominated by old oak trees with Spanish moss hanging everywhere. It was very typical of what I imagined when I thought of Savannah. It was very sandy there too. And hot…way too hot, ha.
On your next trip to Savannah, make sure to spend some time at Bonaventure Cemetery. It is one of the most famous Cemeteries in America for a reason. You won’t regret visiting Boneventure Cemetery in Savannah.