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Hollywood Cemetery

412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
804 648 8501
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Ranked #5 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Aurora, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We did the walking tour at a cost of $15 and about 90 minutes. Well worth it. Our guide (Walter?) was very knowledgeable and had so much information and details about the cemetery and who all is buried there and more history of the era. You can drive it or walk it yourself, but I would definitely recommend the informative... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Confederate section of the cemetery was very moving. 18,000 soldiers buried there including Pickett and Stuart. The cemetery provides a very good map and a route to follow as it is easy to get lost there.

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Minneapolis, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very interesting tour of the cemetery, including notables buried there and symbolism in mortuary "art."

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You can drive through but I highly encourage the walking tour. Wear comfy shoes but the guide will point out things you would have definitely missed! Very interesting and lots of history. Some of our presidents are even there. It is a beautiful cemetary as well.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

President John Tyler is buried here. But what is so impressive a lot of the graves are 1800 and the stone work, the statue's are just over the top beautiful. There are views of the river up by the Presidents grave. This is a unique graveyard that was not excavated. Graves are up hills, some of the fencing is cast... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After hearing how "interesting" this place is regarding the design of the place... I was thoroughly disappointed when i found it to look like every cemetery in existence... There is one in vermont that deserves the hype this place has... But on to the review... This is just your standard creepy cemetery, I don't see why people pay so much... More

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Southwick
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I thought it was "Hollywood" my bad! So the grounds were beautiful, just not what I expected....I will read more carefully from now on

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You can drive or walk around the Cemetery. A map is available for a small charge. I walked around to look at the more famous graves, I would recommend walking if you can as the view of the river is wonderful - it's probably just over 2 miles to do the loop around. There are 2 presidents buried here. Some... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a very cool place to visit. It was great seeing the monuments of so many famous Americans. The biggest down fall of this site is the map and the lack of directions to the monuments. It was very hard to find them.

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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Hollywood is situated on a hillside overlooking the James River only a couple of miles west of downtown Richmond. It is the final resting place of many FFVs (first families of Virginia). There are lots of great places to take photographs. It is well worth a visit when in Richmond.

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