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Hollywood Cemetery

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Address: 412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804 648 8501
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A good walk and great fun

Hollywood is a fun Southern cemetery filled with mausoleums, dead presidents, governors, Civil War soldiers, and even a vampire (WW Poole). You can pay $1 at the entrance and get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Hollywood is a fun Southern cemetery filled with mausoleums, dead presidents, governors, Civil War soldiers, and even a vampire (WW Poole). You can pay $1 at the entrance and get a map with the location of notable graves (except for the vampire) or you can download the Girl Scout guide for free off of the website. The Girl Scout was... More 

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed touring the Hollywood Cemetery. It has nothing to do with stars. It was named because of all the holly trees located there. The cemetery is large so drive your car to see all the monuments. U.S. Presidents, Tyler and Janes Monroe, are buried here. Also, Jefferson Davis, the confederate president, is interred here, also. Stop... More 

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Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was a bit strange walking amongst the graves of history makers in a cemetery that is designed to viewed using a car! Seeing as there was a heatwave in progress when we went, I could see the sense in that and this is the USA after all. The next time we will also use a car.

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Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It is a peaceful, well-tended, beautiful place, and the view along the river makes it a wonderful place to just sit and contemplate. My only issue, and its really just my issue because I could have planned better, was not realizing how huge it is, and the many interconnecting lanes. I became lost in hunting particular spots, and finally gave... More 

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Clontarf, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We walked this cemetery after another long walk from The Comfort Inn W Broad Street so the rolling hills were a little more challenging for us. It was a beautiful place with an abundance of mature trees. The views of the James River were a highlight and the diversity of the graves ranging from past Presidents to Confederate Soldiers kept... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The cemetery is very hard to get to as roads are one way and some don't reach the cemetery any longer. The place is huge so be sure to bring a map that shows the highlights of the area and designates the grave sites. It was quiet with no traffic when we visited but the place will not hold very... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of only 3 cemeteries that has 2 presidents buried there. It also have Jefferson Davis' grave. Plus, good views of the river.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A visit to Richmond, Virginia, wouldn't be complete without a stop at Hollywood Cemetery. Ironically, the two most magnificent cemeteries in the country are located in Virginia. The other, of course, is Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. But Hollywood is different and older. Founded in 1847, the first burial in the cemetery was in 1849,... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very peaceful, beautiful place. 2 US presidents and the president of the Confederacy are buried here. Also about 18,000 Confederate soldiers who fought in the 7 Days Battles and about 3,000 from Gettysburg. Took the guided tour and learned alot about the area and the symbols throughout the cemetary.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stop at the office at the entrance and buy a cemetery map for $1. It's well worth it. There is a blue line painted on the road through the cemetery, and a corresponding blue line on the map. This makes it easy to find your way around. You can pull off the side of the road if you see something... More 

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