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Hollywood Cemetery

412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
804 648 8501
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Ranked #4 of 97 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

On a hot day you must have water, may want a sunshade, and you need the map from the office at the entrance (1$). the famous graves are spread widely. You can take a car around most of the route, so a combination of car and walking is best, unless it is cooler than the typical summer day in Richmond... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA, is easily one of the most fascinating and beautiful cemeteries in the country. You can stand in any given location and not be awed by thousands of truly magnificent headstones, memorials and dug-into-the-hillside mausoleums. While not among the nation's oldest cemeteries (begun in 1847), it is without doubt one of the most magnificent. Presidents Monroe... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

a lot of history in this pastoral setting with a great view of Richmond and the James -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

HC has a lot of history and artwork in its mausoleums, headstones, and statuary in beautiful park-like surroundings, and in a pretty safe neighborhood. It's definitely worth spending the day here and coming back too. Inspecting the info on the markers is funner than reading a history book and you definitely get a feel for the people who populated the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you enjoy wandering through cemeteries, this is one to see!!! Amazing sculptures everywhere. Mausoleums tucked into the hillside, beautiful rolling hills. This is the most fantastic cemetery I have ever seen. Definitely worth the time to drive through!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Beautiful place. Two Presidents and lots of confederates there including Jeff Davis. Pickett's entire brigade was moved from Gettysburg to Hollywood. When the general died, he was buried at the head of the bridgade.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is now my second favorite cemetery...the only one which rivals our local one. It is huge and absolutely beautiful. I got to see the graves of Jeb Stuart, Fitzhugh Lee, George Pickett, Garnett, Jefferson Davis.....so many names I recognized. I loved that they allow families to plant flowers for the summer. That feature is like our local cemetery and... More

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Pebble Beach, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful grounds. Lots of headstones with names and dates of death of Confederate soldiers corresponding to Civil War battle dates. US presidents Polk and Madison along with Confederate president Jefferson Davis are buried here.

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Alton, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This beautiful cemetery overlooking the river is a must see in Richmond. It is the burial place of US Presidents and heroes of the Confederacy. Exceptionally well maintained and park like. It is filled with beautiful grave monuments surrounded by wrought iron Victorian fencing.

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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are a history buff, then definitely take a stroll through this famous cemetery. John Tyler, our 10th president, is buried there, as well as many other famous people throughout history. It's a beautiful cemetery with well kept grounds. I recommend visiting in the spring/early summer for most optimal viewing pleasure.

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