Hollywood CemeteryCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8046488501
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Walking Area, Cemetery, Family And Kids
Hollywood Cemetery - Review
The Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond is not the burial place of Hollywood stars. In fact, the eminent personalities of Virginia like the Confederate President and generals and the past President of the United States like John Tyler and James Monroe are buried here. Built like a garden along the banks of the river James, the cemetery makes for a nice afternoon walk as you walk past the graves of those that played an important part in shaping and molding history.
Hollywood Cemetery Ticket Prices
- The entry is free.
Hollywood Cemetery Hours
- You can also visit around 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
- Public visiting hours from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily year round.
- Open until 6:00 pm during Daylight Savings Time.
Restaurants Near Hollywood Cemetery
- Eat by Pescados China St.(Eclectic cuisine)
- Mamma Zu's (Italian cuisine)
- 821 Bakery Cafe (diner style seating)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hollywood Cemetery
95% of people who visit Richmond include Hollywood Cemetery in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
44.19% of people start their Hollywood Cemetery visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Hollywood Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hollywood Cemetery
Hollywood Cemetery Trips
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond Reviews
I love this cemetery. There are so many interesting and historic personages buried here. I could walk around here for hours. It puts one in a contemplative mood of course, and I always bring small rocks to lay on the graves I stop by as a token of visit (per Jewish tradition). I like to spend time by the graves of the Davis family and the Jewish Confederate monument. A number of US presidents buried here too.
My friends and I stopped here while touring haunted locations in VA. We expected it to be a quick stop, but we ended up here for several hours, enjoying the history, the trees, the various plots and monuments, and the sprawling grounds; we kept expecting to get to the end only to crest another hill to more. It is a very nice-looking cemetery to visit, with the river right nearby and the hills. The monuments are well kept, and the grounds are relatively easy to explore on foot or by car (we did a bit of both). I recommend it. Skeptics go no further. I also had my most significant ghost experiences ever here. I felt sick to my stomach several different times for the span of maybe a minute each, I smelled rot a few times, I heard rustling and thumping in closed crypts, I felt chills, and I distinctly felt something wrap around my forearm, like being gripped by a hand. My friends even noticed marks on my arm afterward. Skeptics will make of that what they will; I put it at the end of the review for the sake of people who just want to visit the site and don't believe in the paranormal. If you're into that, though, that can be another reason to visit.
Such an incredibly beautiful venue to walk and remember the past. The grounds are breathtaking and the historical figures interred here are awesome. I had no idea two American presidents are here. The grounds have a beautiful sweeping view of the River James. I felt honored to peruse through the grounds.
Some of the most iconic scenes of Richmond are surprisingly located at Hollywood cemetery. If by chance you haven’t had an opportunity to go then don’t miss your chance. My recommendation, take advantage of the local Segway tour. Hollywood cemetery can be quite a bit hilly and difficult to navigate on foot. However if you’re looking for a great run then you should challenge yourself to this route. Have fun!
I have been here several times and have gotten lost each time There are three President buried there. Monroe, Tyler, and Jefferson Davis. There are numerous confederate generals and soldiers. Most outstanding of the generals are Fitzhugh Lee and George Puckett. There most famous statue is of a dog who is standing guard over a little girl Lots of confederate soldiers with flags. There is a large stone structure honoring the 18000 confederate dead . Beautiful setting overlooking the James River