Riverside Cemetery, Asheville

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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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  • Do your homework before your visit, and find out who you want to go see. Great history in this huge cemetery. 
    Do your homework before your visit, and find out who you want to go see. Great history in this huge cemetery.  more »
  • Great, very big cemetery. Spend a few hrs and always good to remember our past and ancestors. Some big crypts and mausoleums. Great stop and extremely peaceful and relaxing 
    Great, very big cemetery. Spend a few hrs and always good to remember our past and ancestors. Some big crypts and mausoleums. Great stop and extremely peaceful and relaxing  more »
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  • If you don't have anything to do, go to Riverside Cemetery. The history, the architect and the rolling hills make it a interesting place to visit. The cemetery provides walking tour maps, at the entrance. It's like going to a museum, so much to learn.
  • Its a large cemetary with lots of old interesting head stone and it is resting place of author Thomas Wolfe. It also is a known spot for paranormal activity

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