The Past Asks Only To Be Remembered
Did you know Hollywood Cemetery is the second most famous graveyard in America? Only less well-known than Arlington, this Richmond landmark is home to some of the most notable names in history.
Take a closer look at the haunted history of Richmonds, and the lore and legends of this expertly-designed resting place. Some of the most famous names in history rest in its hallowed grounds, and stories abound of strange phenomena occurring on the otherwise peaceful propery.
"This is such a great way to learn more about Richmond's history! It was fun and educational and creepy all at the same time."
What is the Hollywood Cemetery: Richmond Lore and Civil War Tour About?
Our Richmond Hollywood Cemetery Tour offers an intimate glimpse into the city's oldest public burial ground. From notable presidents whose public service impacted the story of America, to legends of fallen soldiers who may still guard the city, the stories of these hallowed grounds are a true representation of the colorful legacy of Richmond.
What You Will See On This Tour:
Spend a fascinating hour strolling through Richmond's first public cemetery, where you will hear intriguing tales of :
- A mass Confederate burial
- Famous presidents of Hollywood
- The legend of the Richmond Vampire
- The phantom dog that guards a grave
- And so much more...
This Richmond landmark is an impressive arboretum in its own right, with a variety of flowering trees that lend an atmosphere of vitality and beauty to a property marked by grief. The cemetery's rolling hills house over 80,000 souls within in 135 acres of ground- some of whom may be glimpsed passing between the stone monuments.
Join our professional guides on a journey into the stories of some of the notable occupants of Hollywood Cemetery, and experience the history and hauntings that have made this resting place one of the most famous cemeteries in the country.
"Forests may be gorgeous, but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery."
- Andrea Gibson
Meeting point address: 412 Cherry Street, Richmond VA
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
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January 29th 2024
"Bryce was awesome! Loved the experience. Was a nice stroll through Shockhoe Bottom and learned quite ... "
January 29th 2024
"Great tour and tour guide, by the tour guide Mr. Brice T., was excellent, engaging, knowledgeable, a ... "
January 24th 2024
"Great walking tour of the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood of Richmond VA. Knowledgeable guide with good ... "
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This tour is a walking tour.