Beautiful Savannah has all the charm that characterizes the South: Spanish moss-draped oak trees, beautiful antebellum mansions and historic buildings, delicious soul food, warm-from-the-oven pecan pralines. One of Savannah's best features is the one-of-a-kind Bonaventure Cemetery located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Wilmington River just outside downtown Savannah.
John Berendt's 1994 novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," and the subsequent movie directed by Clint Eastwood, focused on Bonaventure Cemetery—it practically became its own character in the story.
A trip to the beautiful, moody Bonaventure Cemetery is a must on any visit to Savannah.
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Stroll The Garden of Good and Evil Cemetery
This public cemetery is located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, and just a short drive from downtown Savannah.
The cemetery became famous when it was featured in the 1994 novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.
Whether you're a fan of the book (if you are, then this is a must), or you are looking for some beautiful scenery and sculptures, you should check this place out. This Spanish Long Moss everywhere throughout the cemetery is incredible!
Notable grave sites to visit include Johnny Mercer's and Gracie Waston's.
I've never seen something so simultaneously haunting and beautiful. The Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah is overflowing with history, but it's the hanging moss and fantastically crafted statues, monuments, and adornments that make this place truly special. I never thought a cemetery could be so picturesque and peaceful.