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Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • We toured this beautiful mid-19th c. cemetery in the morning by auto. We used the $1.00 brochure available at the front gate to guide us through the grounds. The Confederate Pyramid overlooks many of ...  read more »
  • The cemetery is hard to find and there is very little parking, but it's worth the time. We missed the guided tour, so we did a drive through with stops. The map helped as well as the advice of the sta...  read more »
  • Good location, beautiful views, fascinating history. Gravesites of former presidents, what a neat place. 
  • 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.
  • Best pokestop collection in Richmond and 15. Mph speed limit makes it great for hatching eggs
  • Although this is my first cemetery rating, Hollywood is one of the best. Beautiful and unique headstones as well as a stunning view of the James River.
  • A beautiful, historic, and well kept cemetery. The final resting place of three presidents (Monroe, Tyler, and Davis) and 28 Confederate Generals, 6 Virginian Governors, and over 18,000 of our brave fallen soldiers.
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