Even if it had not served as the most memorable setting in the 1994 novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, this rema... More
Even if it had not served as the most memorable setting in the 1994 novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, this remarkable graveyard would still draw the curious. The moss-covered graves and monuments date back over two centuries, and mark the resting places of Confederate soldiers, generals, plantation owners and Savannah families of note. Don't come looking for the famous Bird Girl statue, however. This signature icon of Midnight Madness was relocated to the Telfair Museum when the heavy traffic of adoring fans began to disturb neighboring graves.
Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in the US, and March/April the place is a riot of color, with Bonaventure being one of the true highlights. The wonderful oaks, spanish moss, azalaes in bright glory, with the peaceful soft greys of the headstones, along the river....what a restful place!
Bonaventure is full of beautiful statues and a lot of history. If you listen close enough, you can hear the stories being told by those who 'live' there. I could have wandered for hours longer than I did while looking at the beautiful statues. I swear I was not alone (if you believe in that kind of stuff). It's well worth the trip if you like historical sites.
Even if you're not into cemetaries, this one is worth seeing! Take a tour that leads you there and you'll learn a lot of interesting facts. You'll find it fascinating even if you're just strolling around on your own. Definitely worth visiting extensively or even for a quick drive through!