What could count as one of the top attractions in Richmond, a city with a somewhat controversial history that included major political events and armed conflict? Obviously, the city's cemetery: when you're done exploring the downtown monuments with our tour
, head eastwards straight over there.
Hollywood Cemetery is a large burial ground located on the bank of the James River. It is a gorgeous site full of natural beauty and masterpieces of sepulchral architecture, offering great views of the city and the river. Most importantly for history buffs, it is the final resting place of two United States Presidents (James Monroe and John Tyler) as well as the only Confederate States President, Jefferson Davis. Confederate generals and soldiers and dozens of notable residents are also interred here.
And specifically for the fans of cemetery tourism: the cemetery is associated with an urban legend of a resident vampire — wanna check it out?