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Hollywood Cemetery

412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
804 648 8501
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Ranked #5 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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English first
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is quite an unusual cemetery, plenty of mausoleums and a lot of Confederate history - do not try and visit without stopping for a map at the entrance. The cemetery is way too big to find all the highlights unaided. There are 2 US presidents, a Confederate president and several Confederate generals and thousands of soldiers.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There is a lot of history in Richmond and you have to go to the Hollywood Cemetary to fully appreciate it. I look forward to going back and taking the tour. My girlfriend and I spent over two hours just walking around and seeing graves and enjoying the overall beauty of the place.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Resting place of Jefferson Davis and many confederate soldiers/officers. Beautiful views of James River.

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Montgomery, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Loved seeing the graves of John Tyler and James Monroe. Wish I had worn tennis shoes. Be prepared to walk.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you like American history, you'll see a lot of familiar names on these tombstones and memorials. Be sure to pick up a map for locating famous graves.

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Long Island, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Hollywood Cemetery contains graves from the 1800s all the way up to current time. It is over an expansive hill that has many winding paths for either people walking or driving around. It is quite the sight with all the different grave stones and mausoleums. Although I am not familiar with Virginia's history, it was still very enjoyable to... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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 attraction reviews
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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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