Savannah, Georgia, is home to many historic cemeteries and burial grounds. If you're coming to Savannah looking to discover the history of our beautiful city, a cemetery or two is probably on your list of places to visit. And you'll be in luck!
Savannah's historic cemeteries are unmatched when it comes to beautiful. From the famous Bonaventure Cemetery, to the lesser known but equally beautiful Laurel Grove Cemetery, we assure you that you'll find many spots where you'll want to pull out your camera. And when it comes to old cemeteries, Savannah is home to Colonial Park Cemetery, dating all the way back to the 1700's.
Just a few miles east of Savannah’s historic district, sits 160 acres of one of America’s most hauntingly beautiful cemeteries, Bonaventure Cemetery, a stunning example of a Southern Victorian Cemetery. Bonaventure Cemetery is almost certainly the most popular historic cemetery with visitors to Savannah.
When you are spending time exploring the Historic District of Savannah Georgia you will almost certainly spend some time inside of Colonial Park Cemetery. Many people visit Colonial Park every day. Today, the Cemetery is a striking feature in the Historic District. Its tall wrought iron fences surround hundreds of gravestones, but over 10,000 graves.
Other cemeteries in Savannah, like Bonaventure Cemetery, may get more attention, and we guarantee more visitors, but few of them can match Laurel Grove in its variety of statues and grave markers. Its famous ‘big brother’, Bonaventure Cemetery, is mostly family plots. While Laurel Grove does have some family plots, it is mostly individual graves.
One of the least visited and mostly forgotten burial grounds in Savannah is the Jewish Burial Grounds. We set out to find out as much as we could about these historic burial grounds - and ended up uncovering a lot of intriguing history that we're certain you'll love.
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