Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

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330 Bonaventure Rd., Thunderbolt, GA 31404 | (912) 651-6843, United States
Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah
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Features
Quirky/offbeat, Off the beaten path

Many visitors to Savannah are here in part because they have read John Berendt’s book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (or seen the movie). The book cover featured a photo of the famous Bird Girl statue, and although this statue has now been moved to the Telfair Museum of Art, it originally resided in the city’s most famous cemetery. The 150-year-old Bonaventure is hauntingly beautiful, and quintessentially Southern Gothic. Among the people buried here are important military generals, writer Conrad Aiken, songwriting legend Johnny Mercer, and Georgia’s first governor, Edward Telfair.

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