Mar 18
pruningThe Volunteer Rose Pruning and Maintenance Day is an annual event to preserve the hundreds of rose bushes scattered throughout Hollywood Cemetery. Some of the rose bushes are at least 100 years old, planted by the families of Hollywood's residents. Through the generous support of volunteers, these beautiful heritage roses are maintained year to year. This year's event will take place on Saturday, March 18th from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Fifth Annual Rose Pruning and Maintenance Day, please contact Nancy Shepherd at nshepherd@hollywoodcemetery.org. We ask that all volunteers dress for weather and bring their own gloves and pruners. Lunch will be provided.
Mar 29
tyler-eventJohn Tyler's birthday memorial takes place on March 29th each year in Presidents Circle. The presidential event celebrates the life of the tenth President of the United States. The event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 11:00am.
Apr 8
This tour will explore the cemetery with a historical and horticultural perspective and an emphasis on the beauty of nature and the impact of the 19th century Romantic Movement. Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Please not that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended. 

This tour lasts from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. $15 per person and $5 for Valentine Members. Your tour guide will accept cash or check. Walk-ups are welcome!
Apr 23
Learn about the cemetery's history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left.

This tour lasts from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. It is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended. $15 per person, $5 for Valentine Members and children ages 12 and under. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance by calling the Valentine. Admission includes a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for ongoing restoration. Walk-ups are welcome and on-street parking is available.
Apr 28
monroe-tombJames Monroe's birthday celebration is an annual event that takes place on April 28th. A gravesite presidential wreath laying ceremony is hosted by the James Monroe Memorial Foundation. The event will begin at 11:00 am (subject to any changes by the Army, which conducts the ceremony) and is open to the public.
May 7
picnic-eventOur annual Friends of Hollywood Picnic will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket, and join us for an annual tradition that dates back to the 1800s! Live music, an ice cream truck and hotdogs will be on site. Guided trolley car tours will also be provided.

The picnic is free to attend, but we do ask that you RSVP in advance. Please email nshepherd@hollywoodcemetery.org or call 648-8501 to make reservations. 
May 13
Explore the role that women's groups played in Hollywood Cemetery's history from the Civil War to the present. Visit grave sites of women who were educators, authors, preservationists, suffragists, and humanitarians. Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended.

This tour lasts from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. $15 per person and $5 for Valentine Members. Your tour guide will accept cash or check. Walk-ups are welcome. 
May 28
Learn about the cemetery's history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left.

This tour lasts from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. It is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended. $15 per person, $5 for Valentine Members and children ages 12 and under. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance by calling the Valentine. Admission includes a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for ongoing restoration. Walk-ups are welcome and on-street parking is available.
Jun 10
From the Pyramid monument in the Confederate section to the gravesite of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, high above the James River, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for over 18,000 Confederates, including J.E.B. Stuart, George Pickett, Fitzhugh Lee and many others. Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle Streets, near the stone structure to the left. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended. 

The tour lasts from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. $15 per person or $5 for Valentine Members. Tour guides will accept cash or check. Walk-ups are welcome!
Jun 25
Learn about the cemetery's history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left.

This tour lasts from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. It is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended. $15 per person, $5 for Valentine Members and children ages 12 and under. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance by calling the Valentine. Admission includes a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for ongoing restoration. Walk-ups are welcome and on-street parking is available.