Graveyard Shift

Avid readers might remember John Berendt’s New York Times Bestselling Novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil featuring Savannah, Georgia’s very real Bonaventure Cemetery. Even if ghosts and evil give you goose bumps, you’ll find the area’s most famous cemetery a hauntingly beautiful spot to visit. Among the century-old live oaks covered in Spanish moss, lovely details can be found on every tombstone and family crypt as you make your way through the hundred-acre plot. Stop at Gracie Watson’s statue and see if her stone skin feels as warm as the legends say. Built in a time when death was romanticized, Bonaventure might help you discover something unexpected.

Bonaventure Cemetary Savannah Georgia

Photo Credit: Bonaventure Historical Society

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