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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott

Highlights
  • Explore Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery with a trained historian
  • Spot references from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Hear stories about the famous people buried in the cemetery
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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott
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Bonaventure Cemetery 10am TourMost Popular
Wander through Bonaventure Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beloved landmarks, to revel in its beauty and tranquility. Join your devoted and very knowledgeable guide, Shannon Scott or his proteges.
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Bonaventure Cemetery 2PM Tour
Wander through Bonaventure Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beloved landmarks, to revel in its beauty and tranquility. Join your devoted and knowledgeable guides, Shannon Scott or Lisa Marie!
From US$25.00
Overview
Learn about Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided tour with historian, author, and artist Shannon Scott or one of his assistants. The cemetery, which dates back to the mid-18th century, is the final resting place for many famous Savannah residents, and a tour provides a look at the southern city's history. Plus, find out about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age and beyond.
What to Expect
Meet your guide Shannon Scott (or one of his trained guides) at Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery for a walking tour of this historic property, which was established in 1846.
As you wander, learn about the Bonaventure Plantation and the famous residents of Savannah who are buried in the cemetery, including songwriter Johnny Mercer, poet Conrad Aiken, maritime hero Josiah Tattnall, and more. In addition, hear about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age. Plus, fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will recognize elements of the cemetery that are prominently featured in the book and movie.
The tour ends at Bonaventure Cemetery where it began.
Reviews (284)
1 - 5 of 203 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Superb !!!

Lisa Marie was our guide. Born and raised in Savanah. Totally committed to the history. Extremely knowledgeable, very personable. Could have spent all day with her listening to everything she knew. What a pleasure.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Free Mason facts

Shannon was my tour guide, she provided an excellent tour. The tour pace was sufficient to listen to her narratives of the specific graves and view the cemetery. She provided excellent information of the cemetery's early use and how changing economic times impacted society's use...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank panonymous1
Reviewed 13 January 2019
Best!

This was an incredible tour. Shannon Scott is the reason why there are tours at Bonaventure and he gives the most informative tour in Savannah.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cameron_on_canvas
Reviewed 7 January 2019
Entertaining from start to finish

Using these folks for our cemetery tour was a wise decision. We frequently take city and historical tours and this one was exceptional. Lisa Marie was our hostess and educator. She shares her love for of the history of the cemetery with a perfect combination...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank gary K
Reviewed 2 January 2019
Just do it!

We have been to Bonaventure a few times before but taking a tour really brought it to life. So many stories to tell of the families that are buried there. We toured with Lisa Marie and she was fantastic. Entertaining and informative, the 2 hours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mjgave
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