Riverside Cemetery, Asheville

4.8
#6 of 9 in Historic Sites in Asheville
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • No trip to Asheville should be complete without a stop at the Riverside Cemetery to leave a penny on O. Henry's gravestone and a pen in the vase at Tom Wolfe's!  more »
  • We are visiting Asheville and staying in the Historic Montford Area which puts us within walking distance to the cemetery. One day on our walk we went here and I was surprised by how big it really...  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.
  • Best cemetery in town! I'm dying to getting in.

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