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“Steeped in history with breathtaking views of the James River” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hollywood Cemetery
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Redwood City, California
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“Steeped in history with breathtaking views of the James River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

The cemetery was difficult to find even with a GPS, due to sewer work being done in the neighborhood. The hostess was a charming lady who was very helpful and got me started in the right direction. This place is huge and the map is very tiny and difficult to read, but if you just walk about and take your time you will be rewarded by some amazing grave markers of some very famous Virginians, including four presidents, signers of the Declaration of Independence, Civil War Generals and officers, and the tomb of Jefferson Davis. This spot is concentrated history and the scenery is breathtaking, especially from the Bluffs where Monroe and Madison are buried. This isn't a place to spend a half hour. I spent almost three hours roaming about. The gardeners are very helpful in finding individuals you want to find.

Visited May 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“So Historical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We have visited the Hollywood Cemetery many times and if you are planning a visit to Richmond, VA make sure this is on your list of must sees. It is a beautiful spot and just full of history. Give yourself plenty of time to walk the grounds and take it all in.

Visited May 2012
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Chicago
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“Wished we had more time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We arrived only 30 minutes before closing, so we really could have used more time to get out and explore. If and when we return to Richmond, we will definitely come back here to do just that. This is a very cool, very old cemetery. Luckily for us, it was freshly decorated for Veterans Day.

Note to the security guard: Jefferson Davis was NOT a President of the United States!

Visited November 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Fantastic Piece of History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

For Civil War buffs, this was a step back in time. Well worth the visit. Just wander through the cenetary and see history laid out for one to discover. No particular order, except for the CW gravestones, which are laid our by date of death and regiment, so one can trace the deaths in the various battles around Richmond during the CW, arranged by date. A great 2 hour excursion.

Visited November 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Not your normal cemetary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

So much history - and still spaces left. A must see in Richmond and we will be back to pick out our plot. A great view of the river as well

Visited February 2012
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