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Beautiful, serene resting place for revered authors

Having visited the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, I was interested in seeing his final resting place. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chatham, New Jersey
Lovely cemetery

There are some famous people buried here like O Henry. Most it is truly lovely as it’s hilly and... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
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This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown Asheville, NC overlooking the French Broad River. Among the rolling hills and gardens you can find the graves of prominent writers such as Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, Civil War...more
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53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801-1601
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, I was interested in seeing his final resting place. I was told that Riverside Cemetery is very much a park-like setting, and it is. The cemetery has well maintained roads that meander through its hilly, wooded acres. For visitors,...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

There are some famous people buried here like O Henry. Most it is truly lovely as it’s hilly and well kept up..

Thank Janet K
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I've been visiting cemeteries across the globe for decades as I find them peaceful, beautiful and full of history. This was no exception and we did stumble across 1 epitaph that made us laugh out loud: "Meant Well Tried a little Failed much" There are...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

A beautiful, well kept cemetery, burial place of writers Thomas Wolf and O. Henry. It's huge with rolling hills, best to know where you are going because it's easy to get lost.

Thank Jana E
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Nice place to get away from the city bustle and take a quiet, shaded walk along the winding, hilly paths between the historic grave sites, the likes of Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry.

Thank skibunny63
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Very quite. Good place to rest. The neighbors didn't make a sound, even though its pretty crowded 24/7. Visited Mr. Smith and Mrs. Jones, reminded me of Our Town.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a beautiful cemetery with many trees and rolling hills, a pleasant place to visit when in Asheville! Just be sure to visit during the day as it closes early, even to pedestrian only traffic.

Thank Al L
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

We learned about the cemetery by accident after visiting the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Our tour guide mentioned that the Wolfe family and other notables (namely O. Henry and Governor Vance) are interred here and a short drive from the memorial. Armed with a brochure, we...More

1  Thank Marnette S
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Didn't think much of this cemetary but I am spoiled by Pere Lachaise in Paris and the old English ones. If you are interested to see where O'Henry the poet and the writer Tom Wolfe are buried and have some extra time - it's sort...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We had a break in the rain to go walk the grounds of this beautiful cemetery. It was quite beautiful and peaceful. I do wish there was more info on some of the people. One of the graves we found was not on the map...More

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Riverside Cemetery closes its gates at 8:00pm from April 1st until October 31st. From November 1st to March 31st, the gates close at 6:00pm. -JD