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Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond

4.7
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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  • Its a shame the dead don't enjoy their surroundings cuz this place is the bomb. Great afternoon activity.  more »
  • In addition to the grave sites of past Presidents and Confederate Soldiers, everywhere you go in this cemetery offers a small glimpse into our country's history. The views from the hillside of both Ri...  more »
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  • I love walking through here and checking out the older graves. Definitely a cool place to stop by! If you do not want to walk, you can drive through instead! I recommend wearing comfy shoes if you choose to walk, there is a lot of inclines.
  • This place was amazing!! There are 2 of our Nations Presidents buried here, along with the only Confederate President. So much history and beauty here!! The grounds are well kept and peaceful. There is also, supposedly, a vampire buried here 🧛‍♂️
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