There’s so much to see in Bonaventure’s 100+ acres. Our most popular gravesite in the historic section is that of little Gracie Watson, the 6-year-old daughter of a popular hotel manager. She died suddenly after being photographed in her new Easter finery.
Among the most popular sites are the graves of the Johnny Mercer, one of the most popular lyricists of the Great American Songbook era (H-48). The fantastic marble carvings adorning the Lawton plot (H-168) are a stunning attraction for visitors.
More than 500 grave marker crosses denote the final resting place of Confederate soldiers. The American Legion adjoining the historic section is the final resting place for over 100 of the 1300 veterans buried in Bonaventure. And the nation’s second-largest area dedicated to those who were killed in the Spanish-American War can be found in Section K.
To see what other visitors say, find us on TripAdvisor.com where Bonaventure Cemetery is ranked fourth among Savannah’s 200+ tourist sites and is rated 4.5-star attraction with nearly 4500 reviews.