Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond
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 .
Tours to Hollywood Cemetery
Hollywood Cemetery Electric Car Tour in Richmond BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $37
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $20
Duration: 2 hours
Hollywood Cemetery Segway Tour in Richmond BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $69
Duration: 2 hours
Hollywood Cemetery Reviews
Beautiful cemetery with easy drive around. We just drove around for a while and got a nice few of the city of Richard. more »
I was in Richmond for 4 work days, with no day hours to see anything until the last day. I had about 2 hours before my flight left and chose to visit the Hollywood Cemetery. I't minutes from the airpo... more »
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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