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Hollywood Cemetery

412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
804 648 8501
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Ranked #5 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Quiet, peaceful setting with views of the James River. Full of history 2 presidents buried here.. Jeff Davis also buried here. Along with many other Confederate soldiers. Great for walking or just sitting and watching the river.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Our group took the guided walking tour. Do not miss it! I live in the Richmond Metropolitan area, love learning historical and local yore, and have ridden--yes on horseback!--through Hollywood Cemetery. Okay, that was a special fundraiser event. The guided walking tour is so informative and allows time to appreciate all aspects of the cemetery from the history of park... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

If you like cemeteries with old headstones and graves of historic people you will enjoy a visit to Hollywood Cemetery. It also offers great views of the James River. Well-maintained, you can walk or drive through the grounds at a leisurely pace. Dogs are allowed on a leash. My truly amazing experience happened today...last week I visited the cemetery with... More

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pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You should go. You can walk or drive... I would suggest on a very hot day to drive. Maps are available Monday through Friday - not on Saturday. So if you visit on Saturday, take a picture of the map with you phone and blow it up to see where you are going. Or before you go, down load a... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We did the walking tour at a cost of $15 and about 90 minutes. Well worth it. Our guide (Walter?) was very knowledgeable and had so much information and details about the cemetery and who all is buried there and more history of the era. You can drive it or walk it yourself, but I would definitely recommend the informative... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Confederate section of the cemetery was very moving. 18,000 soldiers buried there including Pickett and Stuart. The cemetery provides a very good map and a route to follow as it is easy to get lost there.

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Minneapolis, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very interesting tour of the cemetery, including notables buried there and symbolism in mortuary "art."

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You can drive through but I highly encourage the walking tour. Wear comfy shoes but the guide will point out things you would have definitely missed! Very interesting and lots of history. Some of our presidents are even there. It is a beautiful cemetary as well.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

President John Tyler is buried here. But what is so impressive a lot of the graves are 1800 and the stone work, the statue's are just over the top beautiful. There are views of the river up by the Presidents grave. This is a unique graveyard that was not excavated. Graves are up hills, some of the fencing is cast... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After hearing how "interesting" this place is regarding the design of the place... I was thoroughly disappointed when i found it to look like every cemetery in existence... There is one in vermont that deserves the hype this place has... But on to the review... This is just your standard creepy cemetery, I don't see why people pay so much... More

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