Founded in 1847, Hollywood is one of the oldest cemeteries in Richmond. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General J.E.B. ... More
Founded in 1847, Hollywood is one of the oldest cemeteries in Richmond. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General J.E.B. Stuart, Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, novelists James Branch Cabel and Ellen Glasgow, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers, 11,000 of them unknown, are a few examples of the historical figures buried here. Hollywood has the city's best view of the James River. When the cemetery was first established, neighbors declared that the rushing of the falls would, literally, wake the dead. Guided tours are available on the last Sunday of each month through October.
We followed the Civil War trails and this was one of the best stops we made. This place is amazing and beautiful. We have never seen a cemetery like this before and were taken by it's serene views and magnificant head stones and monuments. So glad this part of history will live on forever.
Visited Richmond, from Mississippi last week. Hollywood Cemetery is a must see for history buffs. With two US Presidents and the President of the CSA burried here it is a must see. The Confederate section is unbelievable.
It is well worth your time to visit this old Cemetery.
Historical old style cemetary. Lots of quaint and amusing epithets on the stones, civil war heros and not so famous. I only had a few hours, but I hope to get back. Beautiful peaceful and thought provoking
I love Hollywood Cemetery! I live in Richmond and can visit whenever I want. It is a really nice peaceful place with a great sense of diverse architecture. Its like walking through time and loaded with history lessons. I love to tell people I have ancestors buried in an historical landmark!
This quirky corner of Richmond, Virginia is great for a thrifty date or weekend outing. There are lots of winding paths, great views, statuary and opportunities to learn some US history. Tens of thousands of fallen Confederate soilders rest here, in an area of the cemetary dominated by a Giant stone pyramid. If you believe in 'haunted' places, Hollywood would be VERY haunted. Jefferson Davis is also buried here, along with two other (US) presidents.
Conveniently located close to downtown Richmond with the enterance in the historic and up-and-coming Oregon Hill neighborhood. Finish your outing with a trip to one of the fine neighborhood establishments like Mama Zu's.
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