Soul-Searching at Bonaventure Cemetery

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Featured on Travel Channel as  "World’s Most Haunted Cemetery”.

Have you ever watch the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" a non-fiction story by John Berendt?  If not, I suggest you should before going to this historic graveyard so that you have an idea what to expect here. We traveled to the Old South to visit this extraordinary place. We did not book a tour, but we drove and walked the cemetery ourselves. I recommend you to stop by at the visitor center and ask for a map this cemetery is at least 100 acres in size.

We went here during the day so, no ghost were seen or felt facebook emoticons .  I had never seen so much Spanish moss in my whole life.  I felt like the trees were crying for the loss of their loved ones.  You can wander the rows and rows of gravestones for hours on end.  Bonaventure is so eerily beautiful that you can almost forget you're surrounded by the dead.

The stories that the headstones & tombs tell are absolutely fascinating! This place is rich  in history definitely a sight to see and on the things to do when you visit Savannah.

  330 Bonaventure Rd
Savannah, Georgia, 31404

Hauntingly Beautiful
 
Bonaventure is a beautiful area to explore and  photograph.

Creepy but well kept graveyard

Johnny Mercer (Mercer house) is buried here.

In case you are not familiar with Johnny Mercer  (like me) He is one of America's most popular and successful songwriters of the twentieth century.


I love the statuary and the Spanish moss  give this place it's charm.


Grave of Corinne Elliot Lawton

 Little Gracie her grave site is often adorned with little gifts left by people who were touched by the story of Little Gracie.


23 comments:

  1. This looks an interesting place. I would do.the same as you and go during the day haha

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  2. That is a pretty cemetery. The little girl statue is so fasinating

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  3. Wow...I swear to God I've never wanted to visit a cementery before, untiil now. I don't know if I can can't call a cementery "pretty", but I don't know what else to call this one..maybe "Magic"? or maybe I think it's magic because the pictures where taken on daylight? hahaha

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  4. I love that you said that it's hauntingly beautiful because that's exactly how I would describe this place. I don't like visiting the cemetery during night time, but it looks so stunning during the day. I would like to learn more about this since I also love history.

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  5. That is so beautiful, if I can call it like that. Amazing how a cementery could be that lovely. But I think it shouln't be this beautiful at night, right? lol.

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  6. Who knew that a cemetery can be a wonderful place to spend a day in, especially one that's this breathtaking. I love that there are stories behind the tombstones as you go along because it adds to the experience. I will definitely go here during the day time though!

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  7. I never tried this. I think it is a refreshing feeling to spend a day at the cemetery. So peaceful.

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  8. What an interesting graveyard! It is beautiful, if you can call it that. I love the look of the moss hanging from the trees <3

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  9. I think cemetery is the most peaceful place you can meditate. It is nice to know that people go there occasionally.

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  10. Wow, it certainly is a beautiful cemetery, your pictures definitely bring it - oh, oh, dare I say it - alive!
    Seriously though, those Spanish moss created a fantastic backdrop and added to the atmosphere.

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  11. did they plant those trees deliberately lol? It's absolutely hauntingly beautiful and suit the graveyard perfectly. Would love one growing in my yard and would love to visit this graveyard.

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    1. This Oak Trees are like hundreds of years. You can only see this kind of trees with spanish moss hanging in this South part of US specifically in Savannah. That is why they claimed that their city is the most haunted city in US.

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  12. I have always been attracted to old cemeteries! I got to visit some of the most amazing ones in New Orleans, but this one is definitely on my list!

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  13. It will be creepy but a nice place to soul-search. I will try this.

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  14. I always visit cemeteries when I travel. This one is on my list! There is so much history there!

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  15. I think that is a very lovely cemetery. I would definitely visit it. I love creepy places. :)

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  16. It would be so interesting to walk threw this cemetery during the day. I could not go at night. I would be to scared.

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  17. It's amazing how a place typically associated with sadness and loss can create such mesmerizing and beautiful surroundings. The sculptures are haunting in their own right.

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  18. You are right, it does look well kept! lol I would be too freaked out to go in.

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  19. At peace and solemn place. Beautiful indeed!

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  20. I find visiting a cemetery strangely calming for my soul. I think it is because it realises that life is short and stories like the ones before my eyes are the norm.

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  21. Hauntingly beautiful indeed. Love to hear the story of little Gracie. Will check it out.

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  22. It look pretty damn spooky, I would love to visit there. xx


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