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Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond

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#1 of 25 in Historic Sites in Richmond
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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. Plan your visit to Hollywood Cemetery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Richmond route maker app.
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  • The weather was crappy so we decided to check out the cemetery and drive around since our two young boys were tired. Glad we did. It was really beautiful. Neat to see the flag ship graves. Worth the.....  more
    The weather was crappy so we decided to check out the cemetery and drive around since our two young boys were tired. Glad we did. It was really beautiful. Neat to see the flag ship graves. Worth the.....  more »
  • Take the walking tour. The guides are knowledgeable and the information is fascinating. It's too much for less than older teens. Little kids would miss the significance of the people buried there. 
    Take the walking tour. The guides are knowledgeable and the information is fascinating. It's too much for less than older teens. Little kids would miss the significance of the people buried there.  more »
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  • Finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of seeing David Brockie's grave. I had a moment where I transported through space and time and felt really connected to the punk and metal scene in Richmond. Additionally, the cemetery itself was really beautiful and well taken care of. Lots of history and great place for a snack. Would be buried here. Worth the trip. Hail Oderus.
  • Definitely worth visiting. Beautiful views and very serene. We even spotted deer hanging out in the middle of the day. A lot of interesting history is held in some of the memorials and grave markers. Also, some very intricate stones and mausoleums that are interesting sights. Highly recommend. Spent two hours here and certainly could have spent longer.

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