Hollywood Cemetery, a national treasure located in Richmond, Va., is open to the public from 8am - 6pm. Whether you're enjoying a walk through the winding paths, visiting the grave of a loved one or participating in an organized tour, this spectacular outdoor museum has plenty of stories to tell. Much more than a cemetery, Hollywood is a living story in stone, iron and landscape. Designed in 1847 by noted architect John Notman of Philadelphia, Hollywood has been a fully-operational cemetery since the 19th century. It serves as the final resting place for two American presidents, six Virginia governors, two Supreme Court justices, twenty-two Confederate generals and thousands of Confederate soldiers. In addition, Hollywood accommodates many deceased loved ones from the Richmond community and beyond.
The natural and architectural beauty of Hollywood Cemetery sets it apart from the grid-like layout of many cemeteries today. Known as a "garden cemetery", Hollywood's paths wind through the 135 acres of valleys, hills and stately trees. The skillful design, faithful stewardship and nature's beauty have made this cemetery one of the most historic and beautiful cemeteries in the United States.
Today, Hollywood Cemetery ranks as the second most-visited cemetery in the nation, right behind Arlington National Cemetery. The stories and beauty of Hollywood continue to bring visitors from all over the world. To this day, Hollywood Cemetery still provides numerous interment options, allowing you to reserve your place in history among presidents, Civil War generals and many other famous personalities.
Hollywood Cemetery Board of Directors
- E. Bryson Powell, Chairman
- William E. Claiborne
- Edward M. Farley IV
- Matthew Dimmock Jenkins
- Elizabeth Cabell Jennings
- Nelson D. Lankford
- Evelina Massie Scott
- Fred T. Tattersall