Riverside Cemetery, Asheville

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  • We like to visit interesting cemeteries where famous local people have been buried. Riverside is blessed with both Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. Not the easiest place to find if you don't have GPS, but a...  more »
  • I found this to be such a lovely historic cemetery on 87 acres with lost of rolling hills. We weren't even aware that O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, Civil War generals, Abe Lincoln's body guard, military sec...  more »
  • Ok...the first time we visited here, we got locked in!! It was after 8pm, but the gate was open, and in we went. We got a little turned around trying to get out, only to find the gate was locked with ...  more »
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  • Beautiful, hilly old cemetery, where Thomas Wolfe, O. Henry, and many soldiers and vets are buried.
  • My absolute favorite cemetery! I could spend an eternity here.
  • great place to get under the dirt .
  • This place is super chill.
  • This is truly a gem tucked away in downtown Asheville. It is a very peaceful and meditative experience no matter what time of year you go. I love to visit on a sunny weekday afternoon, if it's hot bring water because it is hilly.

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