Private tour

Bonaventure Cemetery: Private Tour with Shannon Scott

Bonaventure Cemetery: Private Tour with Shannon Scott

From US$ 450 per group up to 4

Take an off-the-beaten-path walking tour through this former plantation turned Victorian cemetery with historian, author, and artist, Shannon Scott. Discover tales of root doctors, bootleggers, Freemasons, ritualism, and hidden symbolism.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Historic District Hotel Pickup and Drop-off. Airport ($50 pickup surcharge)
Private group


  • Explore the Bonaventure cemetery with an expert guide
  • Learn about the hidden language of symbolism on the graves
  • Gain an insight into the secret society of Freemasonry
  • Visit famous graves and hear about who lies there
  • See works by renowned artists that also tell stories
Full description

Join historian and artist Shannon Scott for an insider's view into the fascinating historic cemetery and the famed dead. Embark on a walking tour as you learn about history from the mid-18th century Bonaventure Plantation era.

Admire the most sumptuous natural landscapes that you'll ever observe in a cemetery anywhere in the world. Hear about famed figures that have made their mark on Savannah's history, their connections to The Historic District and the world at large.  The tour is particularly focused on symbols and the hidden language of cemeteries. Gain an insight into the world of Freemasonry, which was born in Savannah and led the path for other secret societies to follow. Learn how to decode such objects or truly see them in their proper light.  At heart though, this tour is about storytelling and you'll quickly see that Shannon Scott is well-heeled in the art form and truly brings Bonaventure's dead to life. This private tour will provide access to more locations, more details, and Shannon's expert attention than the group tour.

  • A beautiful signed poster of Shannon's artwork in a travel tube and other cemetery "swag"
  • Pickup and drop-off in luxury vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation (can be discussed with tour operator)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Video recording
  • Audio recording

Know before you go

  • This is a casual walking tour; please wear closed-toe shoes as terrain varies
  • Please bring back up bug spray and plenty of water for hydration
  • Recording of the tour is not permitted but photos are allowed
  • Some travelers enjoy using their own car to do this tour for physical limitation and comfort reasons; please advise the tour operator if you would like to do this

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