Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA

Hours of Operation

  • Mon - Sun 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, this grave site has existed since 1846 and was established in 70 acres of the original Bonaventure Plantation when the city’s existing cemeteries began nearing their capacities. The area rests on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah, and contains a stunning traditional Victorian cemetery design, with its curving pathways, many trees and grassy areas, spanning nearly 103 acres. Although a cemetery, it was common for families to meet and picnic within the peaceful grounds, while it continued to be a place of comfort for the friends and family of those buried there. Bonaventure Cemetery has been a world famous destination for over 150 years due to its beautiful surroundings, the many notable people interred, the unique architecture, and the folklore maintained around the site and its inhabitants. This cemetery is a must-see location in Savannah.