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Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond
(4.7/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This cemetery is absolutely gorgeous. The plants, trees, and flowers are beautiful. The landscaping showcases the foliage so that it resembles a park. Even if you don't like cemeteries this one is wel...  more »
  • The cemetery was just over the highway opposite the VCU . You can download an app to follow a self-guided tour either by food or in your car. I recommend by foot. We did the main sights in just over a...  more »
  • Even if you do not ordinarily enjoy cemeteries, you will enjoy the park-like setting of Hollywood Cemetery. The lanes between the areas wind around hills, with various view of the city and the river. ...  more »
Google
  • Hauntingly beautiful - definitely worth a stroll through. Also a wonderful view of the city from it's highest hills.
  • 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.
  • Really cool cemetery, it has some very important historical figures from the ACW such as Jefferson Davis resting here. A lot of interesting people have been laid to rest here.
  • Many fine soldiers are buried here.
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