View of Richmond LbNA # 22824
|Owner||Martin family five|
|Placed Date||Jun 3 2006|
|Last Update||Jan 1 2009|
**** THIS STAMP IS REPORTED MISSING. I WILL TRY TO CARVE A NEW ONE SOON ****
To find one of the best views of Richmond, the James River and Hollywood falls go to Hollywood Cemetery in the Oregon Hill area of Richmond south of VCU. Hollywood Cemetery is open daily from 8:00 to 5:00.
Just inside the entrance to the right is a map of the cemetery. Find and go to the James Monroe gravesite. Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place of two U.S. Presidents. John Tyler’s monument is a few yards from James Monroe.
From the Monroe site take the south path toward the river. Cross the hard surface road and continue toward the river. Go around the fenced-in plot and find a low brick wall running parallel with the river. Inside the wall to the far left is the “View of Richmond” Letterbox.
Enjoy the view and replace the letterbox where you found it. While in Hollywood Cemetery please be respectful of where you are. Visitors are welcome, of course, as it is a historic site. Contact the office about tour opportunities.