Bonaventure Cemetery

Description

This gorgeously haunting cemetery is the final resting place for soldiers; statesmen; and such favored sons and daughters as the writer Conrad Aiken, singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer, and a young girl known as Little Gracie. Born in 1883, she died just 6 years later of pneumonia and was memorialized here with a life-size likeness by sculptor John Walz.

Don’t expect to find the figure of a girl that graced the cover of John Berendt’s novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. After people trampled adjacent graves in their quest for the “bird girl,” the statue was moved to Telfair Museums. Free, guided Bonaventure Historical Society tours are offered on the second Sunday (and preceding Saturday) of each month.

Address

330 Bonaventure Rd
Savannah, Georgia 31404

Lat/Long

32.04286200, -81.05066600

Open Hours

Cemetery: daily 8--5; visitors center: Sat.--Sun. 10--4.
Visit Website
(912) 651-6843

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