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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott

From US$25.00
Highlights
  • Explore Savannah’s historical Bonaventure Cemetery
  • Spot references from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Hear stories about the famous people who are buried in the cemetery
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Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott
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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!
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Bonaventure Cemetery 10am Tour
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.
From US$25.00
Overview
Learn about Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery on this guided tour with historian, author, and artist Shannon Scott. The cemetery, which is the final resting place for many famous Savannah residents, provides a look at the Southern city's history from a different perspective. Plus, find out about the symbolism and burial traditions of the Victorian Age, as well as other periods.
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 lyricist 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 easily recognize elements of the cemetery that are prominently featured in the book and movie.
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1 - 5 of 167 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Savannah's history illustrated through its cemetery

A wonderfully narrated history of the city illustrated through the Bonaventure Cemetery. Scott makes the headstones and crypts come to life with informative, engaging stories. Our tour was right at 1.5 hours and it was hot already at 10 am but the walk between events...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome tour!

Extremely knowledgeable with all things Bonaventure. If there's one thing to do while in Savannah, this is it! Wear comfy shoes and bring water.

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent... Knowledgeable...Thoroughly Entertaining...

Shannon Scott was very articulate. And had entertaining stories to go with the beautiful monuments contained throughout the area. Well worth the cost. I would say if you go during summer wear comfortable shoes, bring water and consider bringing a cooling towel.

Thank shushu32792
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Intelligent, Articulate Storytelling..."A Lost Art"

Shannon's tour was an exceptional experience as he delves into the vast history and personalities that now "reside" there. He has intimate knowledge of the "soul of the city" and shares personal facts and relationships that tie back to the 1750's plantation. As a photographer,...More

Thank MirabellaPhotography
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting walk through history

We enjoyed our tour of the cemetery. Shannon is a great guide. He is very knowledgeable about the Cemetery and the people resting there. Any one who is interested in history, secret societies, hidden stories in statues will enjoy this tour. Easy walking.

Thank JILL1099
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Response from Rhonda T | Reviewed this property |
Welcome to the South! Yes, you will need a vehicle. We rented an Uber which is really less expensive and much quicker than a taxi. We had our cars but didn’t want to have to drive because of traffic! Hope you enjoy... More
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