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Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism & Monument Styles

June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover artistry hidden in plain sight throughout Hollywood Cemetery! Join us as we explore the origins of funerary monument styles and learn about the symbols that adorn the cemetery’s headstones and ironworks. From mausoleums and reliquaries to pyramids and the obelisk— we’ll explore the structures and styles unique to Hollywood Cemetery.

Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended.

“Loved this tour- my first of Hollywood. Loved the symbols and monuments angle!”

Price: $15 Adult, $5 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 structure to the left.


Tour Notes

  • Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged. Space is limited.
  • 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.


June 9, 2019
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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