Questions and answers

Can you just walk around Bonaventure Cemetery?

Can you just walk around Bonaventure Cemetery?

4 answers. You are able to go into the cemetery without a tour however I can assure you taking a tour with Shannon Scott through Bonaventure is worth your visit. He knows everything you would ever want to know about this cemetery and Savannah in general.

Does it cost to go to Bonaventure Cemetery?

The cemetery is only three miles from the lovely downtown Savannah, GA. Bonaventure Cemetery is recognized as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. There is never an admission charge.

Why is Bonaventure Cemetery famous?

Bonaventure Cemetery is a rural cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah, Georgia. The cemetery became famous when it was featured in the 1994 novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, and in the subsequent movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the book.

Where is the famous statue in Bonaventure Cemetery?

In December of 2014, the statue was moved from the Telfair, to the nearby Jepson Center for the Arts, at 207 W York Ln, Savannah, where it is currently on public display as of May, 2015.

Are there bathrooms in Bonaventure Cemetery?

Hours, Parking and Basics There are also two restrooms available to the public, one stand-alone building near the soda machine by the parking area inside the Jewish gate, the other near the Grave Locator outside the Visitors Center. Bonaventure Cemetery is over 170 years old and features few modern amenities.

Where is the oldest section of Bonaventure Cemetery?

More than a century after her death, Little Gracie Watson remains one of Savannah’s most often-visited residents. Gracie Watson’s grave is located on Lot 98, Section E in the Bonaventure Cemetery situated on a bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah.

Where is Johnny Mercer’s grave in Bonaventure?

Johnny Mercer is buried in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery (fig. 1). Tips for Finding This Marker: At the northwest corner of the intersection of Lincoln Street and East Gwinnett Street in Savannah.

Is Savannah Georgia built on graves?

“Savannah is a city that is literally built on its dead,” says T.C. Michaels, founder and guide for The Best Savannah Tour Company. “It’s what’s underneath the ground that gives this place its special energy that is a magnet for the spirit world.”

Where is the Savannah Bird Girl statue located?

the Jepson Center
The Bird Girl statue is located at the Jepson Center.

How many people can go on a Bonaventure Cemetery Tour?

There is a limit of 30 visitors per guide; if more people show up, we divide those in attendance into smaller groups so everyone can be as close to the guide as possible as he or she narrates the tour.

Where to visit Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah GA?

Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, you transcend time on our Bonaventure Cemetery Tours. If you’re visiting Savannah, Georgia, no visit is complete without a visit to Bonaventure Cemetery.

How old is the Bonaventure Cemetery in Hilton Head?

Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers, and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, you transcend time on our Bonaventure Cemetery Tours.

When did Shannon Scott do the Bonaventure tour?

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