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Hollywood Cemetery

412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
804 648 8501
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Ranked #5 of 82 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Richmond, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Hollywood Cemetery is more than just a place to bury family. There are graves of U.S. Presidents, Governors, and Dignitaries. Many of the original families of Richmond have plots here. A visit here is like walking through a history book. The Confederate part of the cemetery includes famous Southern commanders like George Pickett who led Pickett's Charge in Gettysburg, plus... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a beautiful site on the James River that has fascinating assemblage of architecture ....monuments,sepulchers,heritage roses,a pyramid,gorgeous trees...final resting place for Presidents,Generals,writers and artists of renown...the Valentine Museum offers wonderful,interesting tours.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited this cemetery in mid November. The grounds are beautiful, and the autumn leaves made everything that much more picturesque. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and all the history the cemetery had to offer. We were especially impressed with the Confederate Memorial! We plan to visit Richmond again in warmer weather and I have no doubt that we will... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The cemetery is a wonderful place and very peaceful. The trees were beautiful with all the fall colours. There were many Confederate graves proudly flying their flags which was a lovely tribute.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this is a very old historic burial facility. My wifes grandparents had a large plot they had purchased and offered one for us to bury our little girl who was a preemie and died holding my finger at MCV. I thank them to this day for their kindness.

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Islandton, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was the most interesting place I have ever seen. The history on the tombstones made you want to read every one. The engravings had you assuming what the stories were behind the details.Just, do not get lost. Take a map. It is 300 acres and we were hopelessly lost until a couple with a map came driving by. We... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The historical aspect of the cemetery is only one of the focuses to be taken during the visit. The landscaping (especially in Spring) makes a walk thru Hollywood relaxing and worth photographing or painting. The architecture on some of the stonework takes you back to a time when stone masons were artists. Really worth the visit.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Growing up I read a book about Hollywood Cemetery & have visited many times as an adult. Each time I visit I see something not previously discovered. A story in the book brought me to one grave in particular. As the story goes, a young girl used to stop at a store every day after school to play with the... More 

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Gilroy, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

As a southerner I was looking for the graves of Confederate officers and soldiers who are buried here. Jefferson Davis himself, and his family, are here. It is such a beautiful, peaceful setting, and moves me each time I visit.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have visited this cemetery multiple times over the past fifteen years and still enjoy it. It is a great place to see and visit some of our founding fathers, past presidents, civil war heroes, and those who made an impact not just on Virginia but also Richmond. This place has so much history and you can definitely get lost... More 

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