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“History in stone” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hollywood Cemetery

Hollywood Cemetery
412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
804 648 8501
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Ranked #4 of 161 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Richmond
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“History in stone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

So many spots to visit and in a beautiful location overlooking the James River. Great photo shots particularly in the Fall when leaves are changing.

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Yonkers, New York
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“Hollywood Cemetery Makes History Come Alive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

You can read about history in books. You can watch movies or television shows about historic events. And you can certainly discuss and study history in school.

But visiting the places where real historic events took place gives all those dates and facts you learned a mega-dose of reality. That is certainly true in and around Richmond, especially at Hollywood Cemetery. Viewing the grave sites of the numerous important figures in American history who are buried here, especially those from the Civil War era, makes history come alive.

Take your time and spend a good part of the whole morning or afternoon here. But don't linger after dark, for I've heard locals say that some of those buried here often come alive again too!

Visited November 2011
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is a must see with many lessons to learn by studying about those who are buried there and their contribution to the history of Virginia and the nation.

Visited April 2012
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Beirut, Lebanon
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“Great History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Any history buff would love this place - quiet, peaceful, respectful, HUGE (drive around don't walk), great scavenger hunt for famous people's tombs - I never thought a cemetery would be a good place to visit

Visited October 2011
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Greenville, North Carolina
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“Gorgeous place, great for history of Richmond. Great pretty day trip.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Very pretty place. Lots of historical people buried there including Jefferson Davis. Free attraction. BIG attraction. Driving through it is possible. If you have time, walk around and if not just drive. It's a must see for tourists.

Visited October 2011
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