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Bonaventure Cemetery w/Shannon Scott

history walk

Bonaventure Cemetery w/Shannon Scott

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

Bonaventure Cemetery w/Shannon Scott

history walk

Bonaventure Cemetery w/Shannon Scott

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The ultimate tour is a Private Daytime Bonaventure Tour. The tours is a step back into an 18th-century, river-plantation landscape turned cemetery and impossibly beautiful. In the case of Bonaventure, its a dizzying 204 acres with thousands of burials. Our focus is the most antique section which is like an outdoor 19th-century art museum in terms of marble statues, sarcophagus, mausoleums, etc. In many ways its about putting stories to faces and cemetery plots to buildings in The Historic District as there are so many connections. Hence the old saying, "You haven't been to Savannah until you've been to Bonaventure." Some of the most important figures to Georgia's founding, The Civil & Revolutionary Wars, buried here. A major highlight is the grave of songwriter, Johnny Mercer's grave and that of iconic, LIttle Gracie Watson. Private tours also tend to cover more territory and topics but my public tours also not shy of fascinating stories and scenery. It's hard to go wrong either way and by the time you reach the exquisite river view, you'll feel baptized in Bonaventure stories.

Your host

Learn more about Shannon

Shannon

I've been touring in Savannah for nearly 30 years. In 2002, I became the first and now, longest running operator in Bonaventure Cemetery, offering the most activities around the cemetery culture. I'm routinely in the Top 10 Tours on TripAdvisor of nearly 150 companies. Other than being gifted in the art of storytelling, my tours are broad-ranging and cover art & burial symbolism, Secret Societies, funerary arts & rituals, Gullah-Geechee culture, music, Wars and all shared in an intelligent, humorous and offbeat manner. No topic too taboo and count myself as the ultimate Savannah insider.

What's included

Transportation
Private Transport can be arranged preferably with 48 hours notice or far more if possible.
Equipment
Private Tours can include signed poster art, dvds, t-shirts. It depends on what has been arranged.

Where you'll be

As previously expressed, with Bonaventure and other city cemeteries being hundreds of acres in some cases, while one can go on their own, there's nothing like a good guide to really keep you on track to maximize that experience. The cemeteries are also full of hidden details that can only be revealed by a good guide. No map, no guide book really works for such destinations as they're far too intricate.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Clients with considerable walking issues or are limited in that capacity should make inquiries and describe condition so everyone is on the same page regarding special needs or limitations.

More tips

Please be advised that AirBnB only reflects pricing for Private Daytime Bonaventure Tours. Any transportation is not included in final price on AirBnB.

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Shannon
Bonaventure Cemetery w/Shannon Scott
New experience
From $128/person
New experience
From $128/person