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Address: 412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804 648 8501
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My brother suggested a visit to the cemetery, and I'm so glad we did! You might want to read some background before you go, because the map does not have a lot of detail. If it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Wilmington, NC
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Wilmington, NC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My brother suggested a visit to the cemetery, and I'm so glad we did! You might want to read some background before you go, because the map does not have a lot of detail. If it is a nice day park the car and walk so you can stop and read the details on some of the stones. Don't miss... More 

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Orleans, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Peacefully nestled in rolling hills along the James River, Hollywood Cemetery, is a must! President's Circle and the Monument to the Confederate War Dead are must sees. There are so many beautiful monuments. I can't wait to go back to explore some more.

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Richmond, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This cemetery is best enjoyed on a crisp fall day. Regardless of when you go, you are guaranteed a beautiful walk with plenty of photo opportunities of the James River. If you are new to the cemetery, it is best to have a tour guide or read up on the history before you go. James Monroe, John Tyler, and Jefferson... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'd recommend visiting this beautiful cemetery to just about everyone, from tourists to Richmond natives. Many of the headstones are unique artworks worth enjoying visually. Many of the people buried there are famous historical figures, and even some of the lesser-known residents have amazing stories to tell. The scenery in the cemetery is lovely enough, but the views of the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Guided Walking tour (2hrs) is fantastic! Beautiful park that is also a cemetery with gorgeous statuary and plantings, history with state and nationally important figures, and fantastic views overlooking the James River. The guides are very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An amazing place to visit for both history and nature lovers. Beautifully maintained, this is one of our favorite places to go for a nice day out and about walking the paths and having a picnic lunch. Staff is great and very helpful, not to mention extremely well versed in both the cemetery and local history. We enjoy Hollywood so... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you love being in a place where you feel a sense of history then make a visit to Hollywood Cemetery. I have been here before and while in the area for 2 weeks I came back four times! It is a beautiful place to walk with views of the James River. The cemetery has many beautiful monuments that are... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I enjoy cemeteries - love the sense of history and nostalgia of such places. They seem as a walk through time. In the case of the Hollywood, it is a walk from about the late eighteenth century to the present. Reading the epitaphs is a particular delight. Some are sheer poetry, all are tender and heartfelt. We did not do... More 

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Boston
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We didn't do the guided tour because we got there later in the day. We first parked in the first lot across from the office and started walking towards the grave sites to find Presidents Munroe and Tyler and Confederate President Davis' burial site. After about 20 minutes of walking - it's hilly - we decided to head back to... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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370 reviews 370 reviews
135 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Presidents, senators, famous locals and others buried here in this peaceful spot overlooking the James River.

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