Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott

Cultural & Theme Tours in Savannah

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This 2 to 2.5 hour tour event covers the entire gambit from 1750s plantation to the Victorian cemetery 1830's era to modern day. Incredible natural scenery to the finest sculpture & iron work of the period, Bonaventure through Shannon Scott's lens is sure to mesmerize.
Wander through Bonaventure Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beloved landmarks, to revel in its beauty and tranquility. Join your devoted and very knowledgeable guide, Shannon Scott or his proteges, Dawn Martin & Alyssa Terrell for an insider’s view into the intriguing past of the historic cemetery and its departed inhabitants.On this 2-2.5 hour tour, hear stories dating back to the mid-18th century from the days of the Bonaventure Plantation, tales of the cemetery’s opening in 1846 to the present day. Hear about famed figures that have made their mark on Savannah’s history such as: Lyricist Johnny Mercer Underground cool poet Conrad Aiken Maritime hero Josiah Tattnall III Photographer Jack Leigh Silent film great Edythe Chapman Childhood celebrity Little Gracie Watson Composer great Professor Weigand ….. and the list goes on!On this unique day-time tour, you'll learn about the symbolism, art, architecture & burial traditions of the Victorian Age encompassed within Bonaventure Cemetery’s gates. And for Secret Society buffs or fans of Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil fans, this tour also loaded with close up encounters of sites pertaining to and levels of understanding you cannot find on any other tour in Savannah!Stories will prompt a laugh, evoke empathy, awe or even cause the listener to shed a tear. But mostly, Bonaventure the place, and this tour will have you coming back for a lifetime!

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport (Call 912-313-9433)


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide