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“generals, presidents and vampires!”
Hollywood Cemetery is a large, sprawling cemetery located at 412 South Cherry Street in Richmond, Virginia. Characterized by rolling hills and winding paths overlooking the James River, it is the resting place of two United States Presidents, James Monroe and John Tyler, as well as the only Confederate States President, Jefferson Davis. It is also the resting place of 25 Confederate generals, more than any other cemetery in the country. Included are George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Hollywood Cemetery has also been used by teens and college students, who slip in at night (especially Halloween) to view the mausoleum of W.W. Pool, Richmond's resident vampire. Legend has it that after a railroad tunnel collapse under nearby Church Hill in 1929, a man-like creature covered in blood with jagged teeth and flesh falling off his body was seen heading into this mausoleum. The legend has since been debunked, but that doesn't seem to stop the rumors or the visitors.
A colleague is showing me around Richmond and it's historical areas. It was windy & cold, so we didn't stay too long. If a cemetery can be breathtakingly beautiful- this one is it! I have every... Read more
A beautiful, serene cemetery. We took the tour with a tour company and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Presidential tomb of Monroe is here on a bluff overlooking the James river. I... Read more
Absolutely stunning and we got to see sooooo many influential figures from the civil war! We spent half the day here. Wish we would have had time to do one of the tours. Hollywood Cemetery The... Read more
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