Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most famous cemeteries, this 100-acre park features dramatic sculptures, headstones and monuments surrounded by moss-draped oaks.

330 Bonaventure Road, Thunderbolt, Georgia 31404912-651-6843

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s oldest and most famous cemeteries. It is the burial site for some notable figures, including military generals, poets, musicians and politicians. Established around 1802, this 100-acre, Southern Gothic cemetery features dramatic sculptures, interesting headstones and large monuments all surrounded by moss-draped oaks and stunning river views. Bonaventure Cemetery was thrust into the tourism lime light when it was featured in the novel and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.


Hours –

Open daily from 8am-5pm.

Prices –



  • Docent-guided tours
  • Self-guided tours
  • Visitors Center
  • Gift shop


  • Restoration projects
  • Annual BHS meeting
  • BHS member dinners

“Bird Girl” Statue from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Highlighted in the popular movie, this famed statue by Sylvia Shaw Judson once stood in the Bonaventure Cemetery. Today it is housed at the Telfair Academy Museum, where it is on display for visitors to enjoy.

Visitors Center

The Bonaventure Historical Society opens their Visitors’ Center on weekends from 10am-4pm. Visitors can pick up free maps, look at the a kiosk database of historic burials, make a donation to receive a souvenir brochure, or purchase postcards, posters and gifts.


Is there a charge for admission?

No, admission and guided tours are free but donations are appreciated.

Are tours available?

Yes, free, guided tours are offered on the second Sunday of each month at 2pm, 2:30pm and 3pm. Tours last 1-2 hours and donations are appreciated.