Happy Halloween! Photo Essay: My visit to Bonaventure Cemetery

Oh how clever of me to post about a cemetery on Halloween!  I’m sure no other travel bloggers are doing the same… 😉

Bonaventure Cemetery was high on my list of places to visit in Savannah this past week.  But our 48 hours in Savannah were not nearly enough and our days were so jammed packed (in the best way possible!) that I almost missed out on visiting.  I guess you can say I saved the best for last.  In reality, I wasn’t able to book a tour in time and ended up exploring this gorgeous 160-acre cemetery on my own about 45 minutes before it closed.  Was it worth it?  Completely. Do I recommend waiting to the last minute and scrambling to see as much as you can in less than an hour?  Not quite.

Tour groups are not always my favorite way to go but so many people told me that tours through Shannon Scott Journeys are a great value and experience.  One woman I had met at our B&B told me that next time I’m visiting Savannah, book a tour and make sure to get Shannon as my guide.  “The tour was 3 hours long but I could have listened to him talk all day.  He made the dead come alive.”  Not literally, don’t worry.  Not like I needed one, but I now have a reason to visit Savannah again!

Hopefully my pictures will persuade you to visit sometime soon!  Enjoy.

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Which one is your favorite picture? I went a little crazy taking pictures of all the Spanish Moss but it’s just too beautiful! I’d love to hear if you’ve visited Bonaventure Cemetery before! I have plenty of posts coming up about my road trip through Charleston and Savannah. Both cities did not disappoint.


Happy travels!

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18 comments

  1. Dana Carmel @ Time Travel Plans says:

    Your experience of the cemetery is similar to mine – it was the last spot we checked out in Savannah because we were so busy. So unfortunately, like you, we didn’t get to take a tour. But I wish that we had because we just drove around the cemetery and didn’t venture too deep within on foot. Savannah is a truly beautiful city and it looks like the weather was nice while you were there.
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    • Lauren Meshkin says:

      I absolutely fell in love with Savannah. I’d love to spend a whole week there rather than 48 hours. The weather was perfect, sunny and in the high 60’s! Thanks for reading, Dana 🙂

  2. Mary {The World Is A Book} says:

    Perfect for Halloween! Sorry I’m a little late. Some cemeteries are really spooky and some look more serene. I love all the Spanish moss and really make this one of the more attractive ones to visit. I haven’t made it to Savannah yet but hopefully soon and when we do I hope I can drag my kids and husband to go on that tour.

    • Lauren Meshkin says:

      I loved seeing the Spanish Moss everywhere. It definitely made the cemetery even more beautiful and of course, a little creepy! Thanks for reading and sharing, Mary! I hope you get the chance to visit with your family 🙂

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