About Shannon Scott

Shannon Scott, aka, "The Bard of Bonaventure," or "The Storyist," is a 30 year resident of Savannah, Georgia and easily Savannah's best known storyteller at this point in his career. Scott has worked for national TV shows like, "Scariest Places On Earth," "Ghost Hunters," and produced his own documentary, "America's Most Haunted City" about Savannah, Georgia. As a vehicle, Shannon utilizes the story of cemeteries like Bonaventure, to commentate on symbolic language, art, burial traditions, secret societies, politics, romance, ritual traditions of many cultures and really the greater connections to the history of the world and present-day life.

The Sculptor & The Child Muse: Special Event

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“John – it’s an exact likeness.”

These words were barely found formed by tearful parents, Wales and Frances Watson following the marble statue unveiling of their daughter, “Little Gracie” by sculptor John Walz in Bonaventure Cemetery in 1891. According to Walz, they then turned and left the cemetery. For Walz, it was no less emotional as Gracie Watson had become perhaps the closest thing he’d known to a child of his own. He was now 45, unmarried, and the biggest emptiness in himself was having achieved so much of The American Dream but as a man, there was an emptiness of a family of his own. Gracie had meant the world to him, the friendship of her parents formed inside of the hotel they owned where Gracie played and entertained for nearly 6 years of her own life – The Pulaski House Hotel – the hollow halls would soon come to haunt them all. In ways, only time and a statue would bring healing.

Walz Sculpts Little Gracie To Life by Stephen Kasun

This coming Saturday, July 13, 2024, we celebrate the 142nd Birthday of Little Gracie Watson but also the life and works of the sculptor buried almost a straight line from her a few hundred yards away, John Walz. The cemetery called Bonaventure might have another name – The John Walz Art Museum – for the countless works he spread across the many acres, defining it visually, setting the standard, like no other artist. Together, Watson & Walz, are inseparable figures to Bonaventure Cemetery and no one presents that quite like Shannon Scott Tours & Events! Your host, Shannon Scott, will present some rarely-seen objects tied to the lives of Gracie Watson and John Walz. One lucky attendee will receive this original, framed painting “Walz Sculpts Little Gracie To Life,” by highly respected Savannah artist, Stephen Kasun! This artwork is a first-of-its-kind and will be treasured by the recipient! All attendees will receive a signed event poster along with very special birthday baked goodies that you’ll simply die for!
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5 Nights of Halloween Is Here – Cemetery Tours, Full Moon, Dinner & A Cemetery plus Vision Video!

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“There is something haunting in the light of the moon.” – Joseph Conrad

TICKETS CLICK BELOW!
5 Nights of Halloween – Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues Oct 31st!

 
Dinner & A Cemetery Saturday Night Only !
 
The hottest Halloween ticket in Savannah history is here with 5 incredible evenings, including Halloween Night on Tuesday the 31st! There will be ONLY one “Dinner & A Cemetery” night on Saturday the 28th! All 5 nights feature an exclusive 3-Hour Bonaventure “After Dark Tour!” For the special attendees and ticket buyers for Saturday the 28th, “Dinner & A Cemetery” will include so much more!

Dates offered: Choose Your Poison!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th = 3 Hour Tour with take-home swag!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th = Dinner & A Cemetery/The Hunter’s Blood Full Moon Night + Kelsey McGee makes an appearance!

  • 3 Hour Tour w/Shannon Scott under The Hunter’s Blood Full Moon
  • Exclusive Private Q&A Dinner @ Erica Davis Lowcountry
  • Live Entertainment w/DJ Blue Ice from the film “America’s Most Haunted City”
  • Full Bar, Fire Pits, Games
  • Incredible Prizes & Other Take Home Goodies!
SUNDAYOCTOBER29th – 3 Hour Tour with take-home swag!
MONDAYOCTOBER 30th – 3 Hour Tour with take-home swag!

TUESDAY, HALLOWEEN NIGHT – 3 Hour Tour with take-home swag
PLUS VISION VIDEO Concert Option!
– Join us at Southbound Brewery for Gothic sensations, Vision Video!
– DJ Blue Ice performs along with Beneath Trees
– Food Trucks, Specialty Brews, Circus Performers

Please see our Cancellation Policy for Halloween Weekend HERE.

Vision Video of Athens, GA Rocking Us To The Witching Hour!

Beneath Trees

DJ Blue Ice of America’s Most Haunted City