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“Histroy at every turn”
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Hollywood Cemetery
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Reviewed August 5, 2006

This old and elegant cemetery that sits along the James River is the final resting place of thousands of Civil War Veterans including General George Pickett (of Pickett’s Charge fame) and James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart. The Civil War Pyramid Memorial is very unique and is surrounded by the graves of thousands of Confederate Soldiers. Also resting here are several Virginia Governor’s including Civil War Governor William “Extra Billy” Smith. The famed artist Edward Valentine whose most fames work is “The Recumbent Lee” which is on display at the Lee Chapel in Lexington, Virginia is also buried here. Three Presidents rest here, U. S. Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This is a huge cemetery and if you visit during the week be sure to stop at the office located at the cemetery entrance and pickup a map. The office is NOT open on weekends but if you are visiting on Saturday or Sunday, just follow the Blue Line painted on the pavement, this will take you to many of the more famous graves. History buffs will love this place and is a must see for most Richmond visitors.

10  Thank SneakinDeacon
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Reviewed May 16, 2006

I've loved Hollywood Cemetery since I was a kid, and I continue to go there each year. The visitors' center has many interesting brochures, as well as cemetery maps. The peacefulness inside these gates is indescribable! Along with the gravesites of many famous figures, including presidents, Hollywood Cemetery offers a great view of the river as well. There's no other place like this in Richmond!

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Reviewed June 30, 2005

Quite a place to visit. Visitor Center at the entrance is helpful to find locations of famous people.Some of the "must sees" are:Confederate section, Confederate officer section, gravesites of Jefferson Davis,George Pickett,James Monroe, John Tyler, Jeb Stuart and Gen. James Longstreet's 3 children. The grounds are meticulously cared for and it's fairly easy to get around.

5  Thank rpsv
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