Founded in 1847, Hollywood is one of the oldest cemeteries in Richmond. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General...
moreFounded in 1847, Hollywood is one of the oldest cemeteries in Richmond. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General J.E.B. Stuart, Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, novelists James Branch Cabel and Ellen Glasgow, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers, 11,000 of the unknown, are a few examples of the historical figures buried here. Hollywood has the city's best view of the James River. When the cemetery was first established, neighbors declared that the rushing of the falls would, literally, wake the dead. Guided tours are available on the last Sunday of each month through October.less
We drove around the cemetery and were expecting something a little more of a grand scale. Very pretty setting and well cared for. President Monroe's Memorial was very nice. Don't make a special trip.more
Extremely interesting , and well kept. Although I didn't get a map of the grounds I was able to use Ingress Prime to find points of interest.more