Riverside Cemetery, Asheville

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#6 of 9 in Historic Sites in Asheville
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 heroes, and politicians that shaped North Carolina's history. Self-guided walking tours are available at the cemetery office Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
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  • Spent the Christmas holiday in Asheville and, as a cemetery-loving family, we were drawn to Riverside. The cemetery offers a walking self-guided tour map that can be picked up at the entrance. While t...  more »
  • The final resting place of Thomas Wolfe. This is a great cemetery to visit int he fall when the leaves are at their color peak. Because it is located in mountains, the hills make up several levels. I ...  more »
  • I'm not really a cemetery junky, but when some out-of-town guests recently asked to come here, I said why not. This is truly a beautiful and restful place (no pun intended). The map on the board by th...  more »
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  • Interesting place. Quite a few interesting people buried here. The cemetery is quite old and historic. You can the where Thomas Wolfe and OHenry are buried. Some of the tombstones in this cemetery are quite stunning. It is a walk trough history.
  • This is an interesting old cemetery located near downtown Asheville. There's a lot of history here. There is a veterans cemetery and several crypts. The layout is somewhat odd and maze-like. There's a mixture of multiple aesthetics and what appears to be a lack of central planning. This is still however a beautiful and interesting Cemetery to explore.
  • Love the history and many fascinating stories of the known and not so known people interred. Facebook toursbyclark for information.
  • 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.
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