Bonaventure: After Hours


Bonaventure Gothic After The Gates Lock!
Night Tours of Bonaventure Cemetery
– Savannah’s ONLY After Hours Cemetery Tour
– Shannon Scott Hosts
– Guests Receive Official Tour Poster
An unparalleled evening event & the coolest way to indulge your Gothic poet side! We don’t want to boast, but if you’re not doing this event, you’re not doing The No 1 Event in Savannah. The old saying is, no visit to Savannah is complete without a visit to Bonaventure! And less than 1% of the population has ever seen it after the gates close for the day! You’re literally locked in the cemetery for 2 plus hours! And for the right taker, there’s no price you can put on the joy of that!

A very special After Hours conducted by storyist, author, filmmaker and Bard of Bonaventure, Shannon Scott. This is Savannah’s ONLY after hours, cemetery tour! Scott’s specialty is revealing the hidden for his guests from the layers and legions of secret society topics, to root doctor ritual work, gangsters, bootleggers, murderous lovers and other clandestine story gems that Scott defines as “the taboo tales” of Bonaventure. For fans of Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil? This is the ultimate show as you roam the grounds discussed in the novel where many of the characters are now buried and this tour features a very exclusive reveal few will have the privilege of observing!

Advance Purchase Strongly Recommended. Tours Often Sell Out!

Book online now!

NOTE: Due to the Exclusive Nature of this event, Tickets For This Event Are Non-Refundable, but may be redeemed at a later date by original purchaser, friend or family.


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Event Two: Dinner & A Cemetery
(Private Group Only w/20 ticket minimum)

Late Night Tours of Bonaventure Cemetery

– Groups From 20 to 50 (Max)
– Question & Answer Feature Foodie Dinner w/Shannon Scott
– See Amazing Antiques & Ritual Objects Connected To Bonaventure
– Guests Receive Signed Artwork, Documentary & Other “Swag”
– Inquiries: or 912.604.4423

This is an ideal outing for travel professionals, that social club, photography group, naturalist group, church group, non-profit or whatever unique organization is looking for the ultimate out-of-the-box event experience! Part soulful story fare, meets foodie feast!

This is where storyist Shannon Scott let’s it all hang out as far as his Special Reserve Taboo Tales & Forbidden Topics. Arguably his most personalized and deeply personal tour. Its tailor made for average history buffs while going deep into realms other storytellers in Savannah just won’t touch. Guests will learn how carved symbols are not just the secret language of cemeteries but the entire history of the known world. They’ll hear & see aspects of Secret Societies that go way beyond Dan Brown and how Freemasonry in America was founded in Savannah. Our clients eyes pop when they realize that symbols they’ve seen their whole lives suddenly come to life in entirely new ways. No culture is more mysterious than the Gullah-Geechee African culture and how Bonaventure is their courtroom and how the novel-film, “Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil” brought this unique culture into the public spectacle. Shannon is well familiar with their people, their indigenous language and one of the tour treats is being show active root magic ritual sites. Which for fans of the novel-film, this is a tailor made treat as so much of Bonaventure is central to it and Shannon tells all at the graves of actual “characters.” As noble as many burials are, some Bonaventure residents have a very seedy past and the 4 bootlegging families from The Prohibition Era are no exception. Shannon shares their sordid connections to The Kennedys, Lucchese Crime Family and shows you the graves of those tied to their endeavors didn’t always end well and some rather violently. Perhaps one of Bonaventure’s least known influences or correlations is in regards to Harry Potter and how without the tragic life story of another Savannah writer, we would not know J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard story in the same way. Without giving away too much about this story rich tour experience, Bonaventure has a doozy of a Houdini family story with a serial killer twist and psychical ending that is sure to fascinate and told from a very personal perspective as much of Shannon’s stories are which is what makes Dinner & A Cemetery so unique among many choices in Savannah and impossible to duplicate!

The Q&A dinner has a set menu by a local foodie favorite hub near Bonaventure. Menus can be tailored and discussed in advance, including those with special dietary needs. A natural question is “What is the difference between the Tier A & Tier B Tours?” Clients quickly learn that no one packs it in like Shannon in 2 hours. But adding an added hour in a cemetery that’s over 200 acres? You’re not just getting a couple of extra stories at that point, you’re getting VOLUMES! A quick search of reviews for this tour you’ll also read that a common comment is, “I hadn’t even realized 3 hours had passed.” That’s the difference. Shannon commands attention and makes time vanish. You know you’re good when people don’t want to leave. We’re the first to admit that at first glance, 3 Hours “sounds” like a lot, but trust us, once you or your guests are inside of the experience, the whole thing makes complete sense. We’re not kidding when we say this is an EPIC story event! It really just comes down to your time priorities but is also an easy way to fill up a schedule for travel planners and they’ll thank you for it!

Tier A: 3 Hour Cemetery & 1 Hour Exhibit Dinner: $165.00 Per Person
Tier B: 2 Hour Cemetery & 1 Hour Exhibit Dinner: $135.00 Per Person


Bonaventure Cemetery: After Hours Slideshow: Shannon’s trip to Savannah was created with TripAdvisor TripWow!

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