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Hollywood Cemetery

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Address: 412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804 648 8501
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The most interesting and beautiful cemetery I ever saw! Who would think you could have such an experience in a cemetery? We went when snow was on the ground and it was a bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The most interesting and beautiful cemetery I ever saw! Who would think you could have such an experience in a cemetery? We went when snow was on the ground and it was a bit rainy - a wonderful thing to do in bad weather - it created such an aura. The security guard stated that we were the first to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We love walking through cemeteries, reading tombstones, and literally touching history. Hollywood cemetery was breathtakingly beautiful- from its river-view to the hillside slope, to the mammoth headstones and monuments. We did not take a guided tour, as we wanted time to read, and enjoy the beautiful grounds. So much history! from civil war Generals, to soldiers, citizens, even Jefferson David.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Hollywood Cemetery has been one of my favorite spots in Richmond for over 30 years. It sits overlooking the river and is styled in the early 19th century style with large trees, very old and diverse headstones. There are many famous people's burial sites to see, but the best aspect is the view of Richmond and the from the bluff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

...massive cemetery with many old graves, some from civil war and 2 presidents. Wonder down by the river.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The amount of history just in the tomb stones is unbelievable. Not only that the views are spectacular.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The mausoleum above the James River is beautiful. My pipe and drum band played on the hillside across from it at an Easter Sunrise Service last year. So much of Richmond's history can be seen there. A fascinating place to visit.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A site to be seen by all visitors to Richmond. This vast and beautiful Cemetry is the final resting place of several Presidents, as well as Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, numerous Confederate Generals, and the graves of many thousand Confederate Unknown Soldiers whose graves are marked with small Confederate flags, a concentrated tribute to the lost and a... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hollywood Cemetery is difficult to walk around as it sits on the bluffs of the James River and is very hilly. However, the effort pays off with a park-like setting and so much history, from the Civil War to presidents. Try the walking tour for a good overview, or wander yourself to see even more.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I loved walking amongst the markers of so much history. You can truly imagine the people who lived their lives much like we do today and their sorrows (graves of small children) and celebrations of long lives. Fabulous history.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very historic cemetery, several presidents buried there, Civil war history. Near the river great view lots of hills great place to walk.

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