Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery with Shannon Scott

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Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery with Shannon Scott

From US$ 25 per person

Tour with Shannon Scott or one of his highly-rated guides through the illustrious 200 acres of the 18th century plantation turned hallowed Victorian Gothic cemetery made famous in "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil", packed with art and history.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Learn about Bonaventure with expertise of Shannon Scott or one of his incredible guides
  • Enjoy the lush scenery
  • Delight in various art, sculpture, and story intrigues from Bonaventure's best-known storyteller
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Enjoy a 2-hour cultural and historical tour of Bonaventure, a more than 200-acre land which one can freely wander but better explore with an exceptional guide at the helm. On this tour with Shannon Scott or one of his incredible guides, you will come to see the important aspects of the cemetery and understand Bonaventure’s many layers, from the 18th century plantation era, the Victorian cemetery, to all of the art and traditions of the place. You will stroll around the live oak avenues of the Cotton Boom yesteryear and hear about the people that made all of those buildings and squares in town so infamous and colorful. Some of the characters, such as "Crooner of 1500 Songs" Johnny Mercer and writer Conrad Aiken, are world renowned, while others you will come to love were famous only in their hometown Savannah. Other characters consist of photographers, painters, scientists, soldiers, industrialists, and duelists! Bonaventure is characterized by great sculpture and here you will see the works of some of the greatest artists of their period. The cemetery is one visual playground of symbols pertaining to everything from the Masonic Lodge mentioned in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code to the Bible, Ancient Egypt, and everything symbolizing the religious, fraternal and eternal. From angels to cherubs to lifelike figures of the people buried there, you'll get to see them all!
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  • 2-hour guided tour
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities

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