Bonaventure Cemetery Segway Tour

1.5 Hours
Group Activity
Strenuous

From (USD) $75 Per Adult / $65 Per Child

Bonaventure Cemetery Segway Tour

1.5 Hours
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Strenuous

From (USD) $75 Per Adult / $65 Per Child

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      Bonaventure Cemetery Segway Tour

      Savannah, Georgia, USA
      From (USD) $75 Per Adult / $65 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Segway tour: An historical tour that's also a fun-filled adventure with high-tech gyroscopes that intuitively respond to your body's movements. Within a few minutes of instruction, you'll feel confident and ready to go.
      • Bonaventure Cemetery: Learn about Bonaventure's rich history and its famed residents – songwriters, poets, silent screen actors, Civil War officers – with a guided tour that takes you across this vast graveyard.
      • Design: Bonaventure seems like an open-air museum, with sculptures and fountains scattered amongst the majestic live oaks and Spanish moss.
      About This Savannah Tour

      Welcome to "the garden of good and evil." That's the name author John Berendt gave to the book he wrote about Savannah's eccentric socialites, a direct reference to its most famous cemetery. It's hard to say which of its now-permanent residents were good or evil, but the stories you'll hear about will surely entertain you 

      Bonaventure Cemetery was Bonaventure plantation before it was sold to the city. Naturalist John Muir even spent part of his Thousand Mile Walk there, spending six days and nights sleeping on the graves while he waited for money to be expressed to him. He was so moved by its breathtaking beauty that he devoted an entire chapter to it in his novel. From the "noble avenue of live oaks" to the long moss that draped down from the branches, he was utterly captivated by the natural wonders he found. "The whole place seems like a center of life," he wrote. "The dead do not reign there alone."

      The place he called "a town of the dead" once featured the Bird Girl sculpture pictured on John Berendt's novel cover, but this fame led to it being moved to the nearby Jepson Center for the Arts. But what you will see are the magnificent tombs and graves of singer Johnny Mercer, senators, governors, military men, Confederate officers, and many of Savannah's most colorful citizens. Though some speak of ghosts wandering amongst the graves, the only thing that will haunt you is the beauty of this fascinating place.

      The Ophelia of Bonaventure

      Corinne Lawton was born into privilege, the daughter of the wealthy Brigadier General Alexander Robert Lawton. But Corinne fell in love with a man from "across the tracks," and her parents forbade the relationship. The day before her arranged marriage to a man chosen by her parents, she road her father's horse to the icy waters of the Savannah River, and drowned herself. Her grieving statue sits in Bonaventure Cemetery, seemingly sharing her tale of woe.

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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