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Hollywood Cemetery

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Address: 412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA
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+1 804-648-8501
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Historic Cemetery

If you enjoy history, especially American/civil war history, then visiting Hollywood cemetery is a must, even though I personally never thought of grave cite as an attraction... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy history, especially American/civil war history, then visiting Hollywood cemetery is a must, even though I personally never thought of grave cite as an attraction. Graves of former presidents, including the only confederate president, congressmen, senators, mayors, union and confederate soldiers, and other figures are scattered throughout the cemetery.

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chesapeake, va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a self tour, and halfway into it, we regretted not researching the website nor stopping for a map. The cemetery is huge but navigatable by GPS. It turns out that with luck we did see everything recommended on the website as highlighted and I am glad we did. My favorite place was the Palmer chapel and I highly... More 

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Williamsburg,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Victorian funerary art (and who doesn't?), you must visit Hollywood Cemetery, overlooking the mighty James River in downtown Richmond. Wander through this beautiful and somber site, find the final resting places of famous Virginians and the gorgeous stone monuments created to remind us of those interred here and of the craftsmanship of the stone carver.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the elaborate tombstones are unbelievable and with several presidents and persons of historic significance it's quite an education

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic site, beautiful sweeping views of the city and all the famous Virginians interred there. I have it on good authority that people are just dying to get in there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Richmond has many things to offer everyone to get out and explore our historic beauty of this city very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a walking tour (90 mins) through The Valentine Museum to fully appreciate this historic cemetery in the heart of downtown Richmond. The tour guides give frame of reference to historic events and the evolution of the cemetery itself. Wear comfortable walking shoes, it's hilly. Don't go on a super hot day for maximum enjoyment of the visit.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hollywood is simply amazing! It is sacred ground, and one should always be aware of this, but it is also a beautiful garden too. Many - many famous people buried here, and for the full list visit their website. Here are a few notables: US Presidents James Monroe & John Tyler, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals J. E. B. Steward,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Hollywood Cemetery to see the gravesites of a few Presidents and Confederate soldiers. I found myself wandering the grounds for several hours. Go to the office and get a map and have a great day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think cemetery's are kinda cool. In a good one, you feel the peace AND the history. This cemetery did both. It struck me how many family plots there were and the multi generational spectacle. It is clear that this place believes in the respect of the dead and the reverence of history. I recommend this.

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