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Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Two former presidents are buried in Hollywood Cemetery. The remains of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, are contained in a Gothic Revival-style tomb nicknamed The Birdcage. A monument to the tenth president, John Tyler, stands near to Monroe's in Presidents Circle. Other must-sees include the 27 m (90 ft) pyramid that stands as a memorial to the 18,000 Confederate soldiers buried here; the grave of Jefferson Davis, the only Confederate president, marked by a lifesize statue; and the iron dog that stands watch over the grave of a little girl who died in 1862. Established in 1849, the cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. From Palmer Chapel Mausoleum or Davis circle, you'll find the best views of the mighty James River. Take a walking tours to learn more about the history of the cemetery and the people buried here. Make Hollywood Cemetery a part of your Richmond vacation plans using our Richmond trip generator.
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  • For a Civil War buff, visiting this cemetery is pretty much a requirement. Many Virginia and national luminaries are buried here including John Tyler, James Madison, Jeb Stuart, and Jefferson Davis. L...  more »
  • We went to the cemetery because of the three presidents buried there. John Tyler, James Madison , and Jefferson Davis CSA. There are so many more notables that you should get the tour guide which cost...  more »
  • Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond is a must see for history lovers, Cemetery lovers, or anyone who appreciates sculpture. The grounds are rich with outstanding memorials to Virginia's notables. They open...  more »
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  • Beautifully landscaped and maintained with easy access by vehicle at your leisure. Wonderful views of the river and the city can be found alongside the James and fantastic pieces of history and memorial across the sprawling lawns edging the City of Richmond. It would be nice to have more readily available access to information regarding the history behind many of the memorials for those who choose to tour at their leisure.
  • Beautiful cemetery, very well kept, fascinating people buried here. Recommend the walking tour to learn some interesting facts.
  • Perfect place to pay your respects to the Greatest Leaders of The War Between the States. God Bless them all.
  • I feel slightly awkward rating a cemetery because this isn't Google Graves or whatever. But as a tourist location (which its marketed to be) it's a pretty nice one, I suppose. The overlook from the far side to the river is gorgeous and the variety of famous people buried within make it an historic trip. If you're into ghosts and legends, you'll get that here too.
  • Lovely place to spend your day.