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Hollywood Cemetery

412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
804 648 8501
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Ranked #5 of 106 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We love going to cemeteries as way to get a view of history and culture and Hollywood cemetery proved great in this regard. The cemetery is beautiful and the graves well cared for. The presidents and Jefferson Davis’s graves sites were interesting but what really moved me was the old confederate section. It’s simple but powerful. I expected to see... More

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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80 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This visit was purely for historical purposes but this is a beautiful cemetery with the graves of many Confederates including, Jefferson Davis and a couple of our presidents. It is well maintained and has some great views of the river.

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Hollywood Cemetery (HWC) is for the living........for its beautiful landscaping and its history. And, it is one of the premier Richmond, VA, attractions. Sounds strange, but it is true. If we have visitors who are coming to Richmond for the first time, HWC is on the "to do" list.....for sure. In my mind, some of the highlights are: two U.S.... More

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very nice property, well maintained, full of history. It is not marked very well so finding the graves of the famous figures buried there is difficult without some sort of map. The city of Richmond is so full of history and this site is a cool part of that story there to find during your visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Just be careful of the "guide" who comes out of a hut near the gate. He is a bit odd. We didn't use him but tipped him anyway.He was rude, (and possibly has a few mental issues). He wandered off yelling that he could now buy a hot dog. Other than that, worth a visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My brother is buried here -- I had no idea until I visited his grave many years ago how many soldiers were buried here. It is a history lesson in itself and the grounds are well-kept and beautiful.

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Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place has so much history. Must see if you're a history buff. Make sure to walk around and visit the Civil War side

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Elkins, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Hollywood Cemetery is a fine example of the 19th century Victorian garden cemetery movement in our country. These cemeteries are not your typical nondescript cemeteries with row after row of tombstones. Garden Cemeteries where originally found outside major eastern cities (Mt. Aurburn/Boston, Laurel Hill/Philadelphia, Greenmount/Baltimore, Greenwood/NYC., Allegheny/Pittsburgh, etc.) then the city grew up around it. They were designed as a... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

So much history in one cemetery. 2 presidents buried here and thousands of civil war fallen. On a beautiful hill near the James. Free to get in. Only pay $1 for a map. Worth it if you are in Richmond to stop by.

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ST ALBERT
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our tour host was excellent. Great history here and if you are a history and political buff this is a must to see.

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