Bonaventure Cemetery is just one of many
Savannah locations seen in feature films.
Have you ever come around a corner and realized that you’re looking at a famous movie location? It’s a common phenomenon in Savannah. With more than 50 movies filmed here, Savannah movie locations are everywhere!
Savannah, GA is one of those beautiful American cities that turns up in lots of Hollywood movies. So many, in fact, that touring Savannah movie locations is not just an idea, it’s an industry! There are a great many Savannah tour companies that offer tours of or even specialize in touring Savannah movie locations. (more…)
The 41st annual Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes – December 12, 2015 – is a unique opportunity to peek inside eight historic, private residences, decorated for the holidays, in some of the most picturesque parts of downtown Savannah.
Savannah is one of America’s most historic cities, with an enviable collection of beautiful homes and gardens that only become more delightful to the eye once they’ve been decorated for Christmas. (more…)
Some say a visit to Savannah is incomplete without a visit to Bonaventure Cemetery. Located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, the cemetery is a 10 minutes drive from our rental properties in the historic district of Savannah. The cemetery gained national recognition when it was featured in John Berendt’s novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and in the movie by the same name, directed by Clint Eastwood in 1997.
There are a variety of businesses that lead tours of the cemetery. Spend a couple hours in Bonaventure – some of the tours take place a dusk or after dark. You’ll hear stories from present day all the way back to Bonaventure’s plantation beginnings in 1754. Some of the stories are funny, some macabre and others downright morbid! The tours usually cover everything from Savannah’s role in The DaVinci Code, to a hooch runner for Al Capone, to the story of a woman drowned and her innocent husband charged and put to death for the crime. This event is perfect for friends, groups or anyone looking to do something different in Savannah!
Guides offering Tours through Bonaventure Cemetery:
Visit the beautiful and sometimes spooky Bonaventure Cemetery
Shannon Scott Journeys: Consider paying to be illuminated and entertained by Savannah’s veteran story teller, Shannon Scott! Day and night tours available. 912.604.4423. Tickets are $30.
Sixth Sense Savannah Ghost Tours: Like a great Southern dinner party, part of the Bonaventure ritual is having a local make your acquaintance to all the interesting characters. Tours at 2 p.m. each day. 912.292.0960. Tickets are $15-$25.
Tour Bonaventure: Tours begin with a pickup at the MLK Visitor Information Center at 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tours leave at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. 912.665.4258. Tickets are $30.
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