Bonaventure Cemetery Tour: Savannah's Outdoor Art Museum
822 Ratings
Discover the captivating stories and hidden meanings behind the art and symbolism at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. Join our knowledgeable guides for an awe-inspiring tour of this outdoor art museum.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Bonaventure Cemetery - Host Shannon Scott or his highly-rated protégé stroll you through Bonaventure Cemetery’s most coveted historic sections with detailed stops covering stories of the famed dead, statues, symbolism, burial rites, plant life and much more. Gravesites generally include Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken, Little Gracie, and locations particular to setting for Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil.
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Professional art historian guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Signed Poster Art (Available For Purchase)
Additional Information

Don’t just visit Bonaventure, immerse yourself in its rich narratives! Join Shannon Scott or his talented apprentice as they guide you through this stunning outdoor museum of art, life, and death, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. You’ll marvel at the depth of the tales told, the concealed significance of the art and symbolism gracing the grave markers, and their connections to not just Savannah but the wider world. There’s simply no exploring Savannah without experiencing Bonaventure, and our team is determined to demonstrate this widely accepted local belief!

  • Please check your Parking & Meeting Instructions
  • Wheelchair accessible, but there are uneven surfaces that may require a helper
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
2XR4+R6 Savannah
Bonaventure Cemetery Visitor Parking Area 330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404, United States
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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May 9, 2024
Bringing the Cemetery to life - Pasqual Miller, our guide, was absolutely incredible. His wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm was amazing. He welcomed questions and had a great sense of humor. We would highly recommend this tour with Pasqual. I can't imagine doing it with anyone else!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 30, 2024
Amazing Tour - I wasn’t too sure if this would be something I enjoyed or not but my husband wanted to do the tour. It turned out to be an incredible experience. I learned so much about the history. It was a beautiful place and the history behind the architecture is amazing. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and an exceptional speaker. I would definitely recommend visiting this area if you have the opportunity.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 30, 2024
Best tour I've been on! - Such a great experience! I wasn't sure what to expect, I've never toured a cemetery before. I'm so glad I chose to do a guided tour or I would have been so lost. Our guide, Rich Lane, was amazing!! I highly recommend this tour, this guide, and this company to anyone that asks!! Would love to do another one.
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Apr 30, 2024
Great experience - Presentable tour guide, provided explanations from history, details of most prominent tombstones and showed their pictures too.
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Apr 26, 2024
Captivating tour of Bonaventure Cemetery - Janine was a fabulous tour guide. She walked us through a 2 hour tour of the historic section of the cemetery. Her sincere enthusiasm about Bonaventure Cemetery and those buried there made the tour interesting to our group. You can't go wrong taking the tour with her.
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Apr 24, 2024
Very informative - We really enjoyed our tour with Paschal. He was really informative and passionate and the two hours flew by. His personal connection to Savannah and the cemetery was really interesting . I appreciate the extra effort he took to make sure we parked in the right location.
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Apr 20, 2024
Local Experience Is In the Story Telling Details - Thank you to Rich, our tour guide, for a captivating oration of the history and happenings at the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA. There are several tour operators providing cemetery tours and it would be hard for me to believe any one would have done a better job. Rich's experience showed as his stories were abundant with detail, humor, and historical antidotes. He was also respectful of the time spent at each plot so not to hold up approaching visitors and other guides. The tour began and ended on time. I would recommend Shannon Scott Tours and the next time I have visitors who want a Bonaventure tour - I'll be calling this company.
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Apr 15, 2024
Must see when in Savannah - We had a wonderful guide, Janine. It is beautiful place to visit & we were very lucky with the weather as well. Janine was extremely knowledgeable - able to answer all questions & tested us on our cemetery knowledge!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 11, 2024
Worth your time! - Our guide, Rich, was very knowledgeable about the cemetery and Savannah in general. He made the tour interesting and did a great job answering any questions.
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Apr 12, 2024
Very interesting - The meaning behind the different symbols on the grave stones. And our guide Pascal! Beautiful cemetery.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024