- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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While a stroll through a cemetery may sound a little morbid, recent visitors agree that a visit to Bonaventure Cemetery is a must for lovers of the written word. Keep your eyes peeled for the tombstones of such celebrities as poet Conrad Aiken. You should also make a point of looking for the grave of Danny Hansford (buried in the neighboring Greenwich Cemetery), whose murder inspired John Berendt's book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The hauntingly beautiful Bonaventure won't disappoint, but travelers say that bug spray and comfortable walking shoes are a must.
You'll find Bonaventure Cemetery on the eastern edge of Savannah. If you want to explore the grounds on your own, admission is free, or you can tag along on a guided tour provided by Bonaventure Cemetery Tour Journeys. For more information about the cemetery, check out the Bonaventure Historical Society website.