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Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism & Monument Styles

July 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Learn to interpret the spiritual, occupational, vegetal and fraternal signs and symbols found on headstones and iron works at Hollywood Cemetery. Discover the historical origins of monument styles including cradle stones, pyramids, pier stones, mausoleums and reliquaries. 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.

$15 per person
$5 for Valentine Members
On-street parking

This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine.  We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields.  Led by a master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city’s rich past, present and future.


July 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hollywood Cemetery
412 S Cherry St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Hollywood Cemetery
$15 or more
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