Please note – In accordance with calls from state and city leadership to postpone public gatherings, all Valentine public programs and events are currently cancelled. The April launch of the 2020 Richmond History Tours season will be postponed. A new launch date will be updated here once it is determined. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to continuing the serve the region through our educational public programs.
Offered Monday – Saturday | April – October
On a spectacular wooded bluff overlooking the Richmond skyline and the James River, Hollywood Cemetery has been the final resting place of some of Virginia’s most prominent citizens since 1847.
Join the most experienced tour guides in Richmond as we explore the graves of rebels and rockers, politicians and Pulitzer prize winners; and, of course, two U.S. Presidents: James Monroe and John Tyler. Also, learn about the 18,000 Civil War dead buried in Hollywood and the cemetery’s complicated legacy as a shrine to the Confederacy.
Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended.
“What a great tour! Full of beautiful views of the city and Virginia history. I will definitely do this tour again.”
Price: $20 Adult, $10 Valentine members, Children under 18 are free
Length: 2 hours
Parking: On Street
Meeting place: Enter at Cherry and Albemarle streets, meet at the rear of the stone cottage to the left.
- Advanced tickets required.
- Valentine walking tours are typically between 1-2 miles in length. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
- Accessibility- People of all abilities are encouraged to join us for tours. If you have accessibility challenges or need accommodation, please let us know in advance.
- Tours are held rain or shine. However, in extreme weather a tour may be cancelled. Call 804-649-0711 x 301 to verify the tour will take place.
Admission includes a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for ongoing restoration. Tours are made possible through a generous partnership with Hollywood Cemetery.